Ford names squad to face rivals Bradford
The Knights men travel to face rivals Bradford Bulls on Sunday for the first time in 2022, looking to continue a strong start to this season and avenge the home and away double the Bulls inflicted on the Knights in 2021.
With eight wins from the opening ten rounds, James Ford has the benefit of needing to make minimal alterations to his preliminary squad with only Pauli Pauli dropping out from the matchday seventeen that defeated Barrow Raiders last time out.
The former Wakefield Trinity and Salford Red Devils man was hit with a two-match ban from the victory in Cumbria, a ban that will see him miss our trip to Bradford and next weekend’s home match against Halifax Panthers.
His absence will see an enforced change in the front row with one of Jack Teanby, Ronan Dixon, Marcus Stock and Joe Porter set to start alongside Masi Matongo in the pack.
Jamie Ellis, a returnee to the matchday squad last time out from the interchange bench, continues his comeback from a hamstring injury and will be vying with Brendan O’Hagan and Liam Harris for a starting berth in the halves.
Winger Joe Brown will also be looking to back up a try-scoring appearance against Barrow in what would be his first appearance against his former club, having joined the Knights from Bradford ahead of this season.
Tickets will be available up to kick-off on Sunday ahead of the match at Bradford, priced at £20 for adults, £17 for concessions and free for under-16s.
1. Matty Marsh – Sancus Utilities
2. Joe Brown – Purple Chilli Events
3. James Glover – City Cruises York
4. Jacob Ogden – RS Cockerills
5. Will Oakes – John Stabler Textiles
6. Brendan O’Hagan – Robinsons’ Cafe
7. Jamie Ellis – Monk Bar Models
8. Masi Matongo – Humber Street Distillery Co.
9. Will Jubb – Clinical Technologies
10. Jack Teanby – Bootham Tavern Knights Social Club
11. Chris Clarkson – GMB Union
13. Jordan Thompson – Assetiam Business Support Services
14. Sam Davis – Nuffield Health York Hospital
15. Ronan Dixon – The White Family
16. Marcus Stock – The Heworth Inn
17. Danny Kirmond – Gough & Kelly
19. Liam Harris – DNS Hull
22. Myles Harrison – Burflex Scaffolding
23. AJ Towse – Burflex Scaffolding
27. Levi Edwards – Atropa Pharmacy
29. Joe Porter – The Ellis Family, in memory of David Ellis