Sunday 19th May 2013  Leigh Sports Village  Kick Off: 15:00:00

Swinton Lions Squad

North Wales Crusaders Squad

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Lions welcome back Smith

Mark Smith should return for Swinton Lions, but Danny Bridge (hand) is doubtful for the Northern Rail Cup clash with North Wales Crusaders.

Swinton coach Gary Chambers has warned his side against complacency ahead of Sunday's Northern Rail Cup last-16 clash.

He said: "I know Clive Griffiths and a load of their lads down at the Crusaders. They're a good team with lots of good players. I'm in no doubt about what they're capable of.

"I've told my players about them. They're a very good team and they're easily capable of holding their own in the division above."

Jono Smith (pelvis) is likely to be missing for North Wales Crusaders, with coach Clive Griffiths challenging his side to prove their defensive capabilities on Sunday.

Griffiths said: "There are all sorts of rumours flying around as to who's going to be dual-registered for them, but we'll prepare the same way as we prepare for any other team.

"We had good defence against Oxford last week, and if we can keep doing that then we won't do so bad, even when we're off-colour with our attacking play."