WILDCATS YOUNGSTERS SET TO GO HEAD-TO-HEAD IN PLAY-OFF

posted on 21 September 2012

Although the Wildcats season came to an end last weekend, a number of the clubs youngsters are still in action in the Championship 1 play-offs as Doncaster host Workington on Sunday.

Lucas Walshaw is one of four Wildcats players who could potentially be involved in the play-off clash between Doncaster and Workington this weekend.

The Trinity trio of Danny Cowling, Russ Spiers and Lucas Walshaw are currently with the South Yorkshire side who are looking to reach the Grand Final whereas forward Chris Annakin is expected to feature for Workington at the Keepmoat Stadium on Sunday – kick off: 3pm.

Walshaw has impressed out on loan with Doncaster after featuring in seven Super League games for Richard Agar’s first team, earning plaudits for his firm defence and strong runs. The 20-year-old has featured in both of his specialised positions in the centres and second-row with his 6’ 6” frame aiding his skills and he is sure to be involved in the Dons play-off semi-final this Sunday.

If Walshaw and his team mates beat Workington they will play Barrow in the final at the Halliwell Jones Stadium next week and the giant youngster admits he doesn’t want the season to ened.

“It’s gone really well, I’ve been playing the full 80 in centre and second row and we have been winning as well.  We hopefully have the Grand Final next week so hopefully we can get our self into that.

“I am always nervous before any game I play so hopefully it will go well for me and I don’t mess things up and we can win the game and get to the final.

“To say they (Doncaster) haven’t won anything in their last 61 years and to have already won the league it’s a big thumps up for us all,” said the Trinity number 33.

The Dons team to face Town is more than likely to include Wildcats academy products Cowling and Spiers with Walshaw saluting the help of his team mates in the original settling in period at the Keepmoat.

“It was pretty nervous going there just meeting a whole new bunch of lads but with Russ Spiers and Danny Cowling being there it really helped.

“They are a great bunch of lads there and if I don’t get a good stint next season then hopefully they will send me out on loan to Doncaster and get some good game time there.

“Going into this weekend in the play-offs we are definitely confident and hopefully we will come away with the win. We are playing a Wakefield player anyway in Chris Annakin so we will see what will happen. Going up against him when we can actually bash each other up it is going to be pretty fun.”

See the full interview with Walshaw where he discusses how he is looking to build on making his first team debut in 2012 by watching Wildcats TV HERE.

One Wildcat already looking forward to finals day in Warrington is James Davey.  The hooker was named as a replacement for Sheffield Eagles as they recorded another excellent play-off victory away from home, seeing off Leigh Centurions 32-22 to book a final date with Featherstone Rovers.

If you can make it to Doncaster on Sunday to support the four Wildcats players then tickets cost from £12 for adults, £10 for concessions and just £2 for juniors and can be purchased from the ticket office at the Keepmoat, you can contact the ticket office on 01302 762576 for more information.

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