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Warriors "Reds" Face the Titans in their first home game of the 2013 season

posted 17 May 2013, 02:25 by Aberdeen Warriors
The Warriors "Reds" will face off against Moray Titans this Saturday the 18th May at 1400 for the First home game at the new home ground of Hazlehead Academy. 

The Reds after a good win last week will look at over coming the Titans who narrowly lost out to the Development Squad "the Whites" just 7 days ago. The Reds are missing a few players this week that were involved last week with Andrew Milburn, Matt McCall Aaron Robertson and Craig Hume all unavailable with work, Ali O'Connor is ruled out with a groin injury and Bobby Stables who put in a Man of the Match performance is resting up as he travels to Whitehaven on Saturday to play for the Scotland Students against England Collages. With those unavailable the club are happy to say that Danny "the dukes of" Hazzard returns from his holiday along with Glenn Feighan and Aidan Holland returns to the squad after studying for his finals at Aberdeen University, Aidan will also be travelling to Whitehaven to Represent Scotland Students on Saturday after the game. Last Seasons Warriors Man of Steel award winner Tom Aplin returns after being in the USA with his University course.  After a great performance last week Damien Gennochio, Jack Burnett and Shane Clark get called up to the Reds team in the 20 man squad with Dominic Wallen gaining the 13 jersey after his Man of the Match Performance last week. New comer Billy Bissett gets his opportunity to wear the red 3 this week and is looking forward to his first game of rugby league. "I cant wait to play the game, Ive known Craig for years as we played rugby together as kids, through the age groups and played in the Army Rugby Union U21s together. He invited me along and i thought id give it a go, Its all a bit new but after the trial game the other week I've been desperate to play again"  Says Billy. 

"This season is just fantastic and seeing how the club is growing both Ray and I along with the committee are over the moon. I'm really looking forward to seeing Billy play again its been a few years since I've seen him in a competitive game but in training he just goes all out, hes an out and out athlete, strong aggressive and loves the game of rugby. I'm looking forward to the Titans coming down this weekend they showed some good rugby last week with a bit more structure than previous games, they have a very good kicker who put the Whites under a lot of pressure last week and scored 4 of their tries off his kicks. Our boys have trained hard all week and focused hard on our defense. Its good to see the depth we have going on at the club and I'm sure that the boys out injured or unavailable this week will be determined to fight for their jersey again next week" says Head Coach Craig Parslow.

The Development Squad "the Whites" have a week off however the 20+ players will be coming together and will have a training session at 1100 on Saturday at Hazlehead to keep up the good work and get some good team cohesion going, The will also be helping out as Aberdeen Rugby League will also be hosting a youth festival at 1000 at Hazlehead on Saturday where we will be welcoming local clubs Montrose up for a hit out as well as some local schools. providing things go well the U17s will have a competition if not a mixed hit our with the Whites will be taking place after a short training session. 

Aberdeen Warriors "Reds" Squad V Moray Titans 
Starting XIII
1. Mitchell Scott
2. Jordan Robertson
3. Billy Bissett
4. Ross Lumbsden
5. Josh Walker
6. Doug Russell (Captain)
7. Tom Aplin
8. Liam Reid
9. Tommy Morrison
10. Stuart Gray
11. Carwyn Walker
12. Jonny Gray
13 Dominic Wallen
14. Danny Hazzard
15. Andy Little.
16. Aidan Holland
17. Jack Burnett
18. Damien Gennochio
19. Shane Clark
20. Glenn Feighan