REBELS READY TO WELCOME JD BACK

Monday August 06, 2018
SGB Premiership pole-sitters, Somerset 'Cases' Rebels welcome back linchpin world number one Jason Doyle, when they host fellow play-off hopefuls Wolverhampton at the Oak Tree Arena on Wednesday night (7.30pm).

Doyle has been side-lined since a horror crash sustained during the British GP at Cardiff on July 21st, which meant he had to miss last Saturday's International Test Match between GB and Australia, the guest nation not missing his scoring prowess as they ran out 33-57 winners, Somerset's Jack Holder scoring 8+1. The stand-down time also meant the Rebels had to use the guest facility in their last two meetings, that saw them narrowly miss out on a point at King's Lynn last Monday week but demolish neighbours Swindon last time out and team manager Garry May is looking forward to welcoming back his number one.
"Without taking anything away from Max (Fricke) and Rory (Schlein) it is always a better feeling when you are working with your own riders. Neither guest let us down but to have JD back will be an extra boost for the team as we look to cement ourselves in top position ahead of the play-offs. I know that there is no silverware for being the top team after the regular league fixtures but it does give you the chance to choose your opponents for the play-offs, although that would be no easy task."

May added, "but we can't get too carried away at the moment, we have to take each meeting as it comes and treat them on a 'need-to-win' basis. League positions can change quite quickly, especially this season, as it is all pretty intense behind us. It wasn't that long ago we were trailing Wolverhampton; a win for us on Wednesday will ensure that we will still be heading the way. After Wednesday we will have eight matches to complete and three of those are against Poole who are on a decent run of their own now so it is important we keep adding to our league point tally."
"Wolverhampton will not be easy, they were sore after we raided at their place last time we met so there is plenty riding on Wednesday night."

Wolves have recently restructured as they have parted company with former Rebel Cameron Heeps in favour of Jonas B Andersen whilst last week's Rebels' guest, Schlein, has ascended to the number one position, displacing Jacob Thorssell. They head to Highbridge with two former Somerset riders, Kyle Howarth and Sam Masters in their number and have booked James Sarjeant to guest as injury cover for reserve Nathan Greaves.

Teams:
'Cases' Somerset Rebels: 1. Jason Doyle (Capt); 2. Aaron Summers; 3. Nico Covatti; 4. Richard Lawson; 5. Jack Holder; 6. Jake Allen; 7. Bradley Wilson-Dean Team manager Garry May

'Parrys International' Wolves: 1. Rory Schlein (Capt); 2. Kyle Howarth; 3. Jonas B.Andersen; 4. Sam Masters; 5. Jacob Thorssell; 6. Ashley Morris; 7. James Sarjeant (Guest) Team manager Peter Adams


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