Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Regional Round-Up

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Regional Round-Up

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Byline: By Alan Hedley

It's double derby time in National Division Three tomorrow with North-East sides facing each other.

Tynedale take on Mowden Park at Corbridge while Blaydon travel to Blackwell Meadows to take on Darlington.

Tynedale have named the same side after their win at Bradford and Bingley although Will Massey and Ben Duncan are slightly doubtful.

Blaydon travel to Darlington with centre Luke Wattam doubtful with a shoulder injury, but Pete Kilburn is available along with fly-half Dan Clappison who has recovered from a kidney infection.

Blaydon hope to have Jimmy Houghton back at lock, which would mean Dave Marwick switching to the back row.

Darlington will be missing player-coach Craig Lee, who is out of action for six weeks after a knee operation. Flanker Martin Howe is serving a three-match ban after being sent off in the county championship. Morpeth travel to Stockton in North Two East without full-back Bradley Hill, who was injured playing for the Falcons' academy side on Monday. …

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