TWO members of the Latchford Albion squad have been selected for international honours.

Forward Charlie McCurrie has been selected for England Universities for a third season, but this year he has been named as vice-captain as well.

This follows a successful Presidents Cup Series win in which McCurrie played a starring role.

The selection is testament to the commitment shown as he has been combining his studies with playing for his university side, and heading back to play for Latchford wherever possible.

Meanwhile, head coach Martyn Ellis has been appointed assistant coach of the England Community Lions Under 16s for their 2023 campaign against Wales, Scotland and Ireland.

Woolston Rovers will be looking to bounce back from a disappointing defeat last weekend when they travel to Humberside to face Myton Warriors in National Conference League Division Two on Saturday.

Rovers turned in their worst display of the season so far as they 34-22 at home to Wigan St Judes, with Ben Dixon (12 mins, 27), Adam Files (24) and Ryan Hickman (75) their try scorers.

Rovers head of rugby Mal Holt said: “We are fully aware that the display against Wigan St Judes was nowhere near the standard that we have set ourselves this season and the boys are keen to rectify things this week.

“We have not become a bad team overnight and I am confident that the hurt they felt after that game will spur them on to get the win at Myton.

“It is never easy going to Hull, whoever you play, and we know that Myton will provide us with a stiff test but it is one I know that we will be up for.”

Rovers A return to action with a home ‘derby’ game against league leaders Burtonwood Bridge in North West Men’s League Division Two, kick off 2.30pm at Monk Sports Club.

Rovers A coach Liam Lawton said: “It has been a real stop-start season for us so far with several weeks with no game and that makes it difficult for us to get into any sort of rhythm.

“We will be facing a Burtonwood side who have had an excellent start to the season but ‘derby’ games are really enjoyable to be involved in and hopefully that will inspire the lads to get stuck in and have a real dig. If we do that then we will give ourselves a chance of claiming the win.”

Depleted Crosfields travelled to Skirlaugh for their round National Conference League Division two match and fell 24-14.

Soap, who travelled with only 14 players due to injuries and absentees, produced a display they will always remember being a part of.

In a tense first half Soap lost Sam Hickey to a head injury, which left no subs in the very hot conditions.

Yet with all the cards stacked against them, Crosfields were 6-0 up at half time.

Skirlaugh came out for the second half with all guns blazing and scored a few tries in quick succession.