In-form Sheffield Tigers seeking revenge against ‘powerful’ Comets outfit

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TIGERS face yet another huge test as they look to gain revenge on Workington at Owlerton tonight (7.45pm).

Sheffield have enjoyed the best week of their season so far with two shock wins, including Monday’s demolition of rivals Scunthorpe.

The Comets come to Owlerton having already beaten the Tigers twice this year, including an impressive 49-44 win in Sheffield back in March. And team manager David Hoggart knows that his side will have to produce another outstanding performance if they are to take revenge on the Cumbrians.

He said: “Workington have a very strong team, it is powerful right the way through, and they will feel they can win here again after beating us last time round.

“We weren’t expected to beat Somerset, especially after five heats, but we came back and showed amazing spirit in that meeting. It is going to take another effort like that because Workington really are strong.

“The way the team are riding and the confidence they have at the moment, I know we can surprise people again. Whatever the result, it’s going to be yet another cracking meeting.”

Sheffield will once again be at full strength but Workington will be without star reserve Kyle Howarth, who notched 13 in the March fixture. The British youngster sustained back and foot injuries against Berwick on Monday.

Tigers owner Neil Machin said: “Workington have already tasted success at Owlerton once this year and we are in no mood to allow a repeat of that result and I am looking for a 10 point victory tonight.”

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