Rams aim to turn tables on Wolfpack

Rams aim to turn tables on Wolfpack

DEWSBURY RAMS head coach Neil Kelly is hoping to mark Sunday’s historic game against Toronto Wolfpack with a win.

The former Widnes chief has been involved in numerous big games with Dewsbury down the years, including a Northern Ford Premiership win in 2000. 

Toronto currently sit top of the Championship table with eight wins, a draw and a loss from their first 10 games. 

And Kelly believes that Sunday’s game will live long in the memory if his side can secure the two league points. 

“I have been involved in some significant games in my time with Dewsbury,” said Kelly. 

“The last game at the old Crown Flatt, the first game at the new Crown Flatt and big Grand Finals in the Northern Ford Premiership several years ago,” said Kelly. 

“They are all good to play in and people will always remember these type of games better when you win. 

“Given that we are at home, we feel we can beat anyone but history tells us that doesn’t always happen. 

“You have got to do certain things in the game, home or away, we need to make sure we are completing, that we are defending and that we get our kicking pressure right. 

“Toronto will have their breaking points, other teams have got something out of the games against them this year as we saw how Barrow drew with them earlier on in the season. 

“If we do the right things and believe, then we will win. 

“It would be a great time to bounce back in front of a big crowd but come 3pm all the focus will go on the field.

“Against Featherstone last week, we were excellent in some departments but the whole of the squad needs to compete for 100 per cent of the time.”

Elsewhere, Dewsbury have confirmed that forward Jode Sheriffe has signed a new deal at the Rams, keeping him with the club until the end of 2019. 

Kelly was full of praise for his number eight and feels he is the kind of player that he can build a team around. 

He added: “Jode has been massive for us, I can’t overstate how important he has been to the side. 

“That is why, if I am looking at it from a competitive point of view, I think he is a really important signing for us. 

“He is the sort of player that you can build a side around.”

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