Sunday 2nd June 2013  Recreation Ground  Kick Off: 15:00:00

Whitehaven RLFC Squad

Hunslet Hawks Squad

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Woods ready for Hawks challenge

Whitehaven coach Dave Woods will pick from a full-strength squad for their Kingstone Press Championship clash with Hunslet Hawks.

Woods said: "We haven't really looked at the table. We know where we are (level on points with sixth-placed Dewsbury), but more importantly we know we just need to keep winning at home and putting in performances away.

"Hunslet have been playing well recently and they were unlucky against Batley. We know they'll be strong and come here ready to play."

Hawks coach Barry Eaton will assess his players' fitness levels ahead of a third match in 10 days.

Hunslet lost 24-18 against Batley last week and 38-22 against Sheffield on Wednesday night.

Eaton said: "Players are going to have to have a bit of honesty about how their fitness is holding up for this third game."

He added: "Whitehaven are playing really well, especially at home. They certainly look like they're making their ground a fortress.

"We beat them 30-0 earlier in the season and I'm sure that's been hurting them. It'll be in their mind on Sunday, I'm sure."