Dewsbury Rams tonight take on Whitehaven up in Cumbria in the fourth round of the Challenge Cup.

The fixture has been rearranged to tonight after the country when through some bad storms last month.

Whitehaven have had a difficult start to the season having just won one of their first few games in the season.

LAST TEN MEETINGS:

Whitehaven 25, Dewsbury 18 (CCR4, 18/3/18)

Dewsbury 12, Whitehaven 56 (CSR5, 4/9/16)

Whitehaven 16, Dewsbury 36 (ChR13, 14/5/16)

Dewsbury 20, Whitehaven 4 (ChR4, 28/2/16)

Dewsbury 30, Whitehaven 42 (CSR3, 23/8/15)

Whitehaven 16, Dewsbury 34 (ChR22, 19/7/15)

Dewsbury 23, Whitehaven 16 (ChR4, 8/3/15)

Whitehaven 40, Dewsbury 34 (ChR19, 13/7/14)

Dewsbury 16, Whitehaven 23 (ChR4, 9/3/14)

Whitehaven 16, Dewsbury 15 (ChR21, 25/7/13)

PLAYER STATS:

LIAM FINN needs two tries to reach 150 for his career.

            – 49 for Dewsbury Rams (2006-2009, 2019-2020)

            – 1 for Newcastle Thunder (2019)

            – 8 for Wakefield Trinity (2004, 2016-2018)

            – 9 for Castleford Tigers (2014-2015)

            – 71 for Featherstone Rovers (2005, 2010-2013)

            – 2 for Halifax (2002-2003)

            – 8 for Ireland (2007-2018)

            (0 for Widnes Vikings (2018, loan)

HEAD COACH COMMENTS:

“We’ll get to see some different lads and what they can do, some lads want game time, some want to prove they can play at this level, some want to make their debut and some want to claim a regular spot. Every player in the squad wanted to play in this one which says a lot about the group of players we have at the club now. Everyone wants us to win and get through it and everyone wants to play in a possible game on Sunday.

“We want to go there and win as a group, but as individuals they’ll also want to win to be part of the winning team. Some of these lads have trained really hard and deserve a chance to play, because if I don’t give them a chance tonight when can I?”

“I have to be smart as we have a small squad, and I have to manage that, because some lads will be possibly playing three games in a week. We have Toulouse next in the league and we might have played three games before that fixture where they will have had a rest, so that Toulouse game is going to be a massive test of character for the whole squad.

“So some of the decisions I have taken is because I want to try and keep our league form up, no disrespect to cup games but league form is the priority. I want to make sure we retain our Championship status as soon as possible and once we have done that we can look up and look to other things.”

THE SQUADS: