Ashbrooke back to full strength

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SUNDERLAND are finally able to field their strongest selection this weekend in a home fixture against Consett at Ashbrooke.

With players back from honeymoons and injuries, Sunderland are up to the challenge after four away games in a row.

The weekend also sees Sunderland fielding four senior sides with thirds to be named after training tonight.

Sunderland Flames have a league fixture against Mellish Hill View (2pm).

The Flames are second top and ready to take on last year’s league runners-up.

Sunderland 1st XV (3pm kick-off): 1 Hirst, 2 Harrison, 3 Arrowsmith, 4 Wordsworth, 5 Belfield, 6 Drummond, 7 Arrowsmith, 8 Watt, 9 Stirling, 10 Townend, 11 Arkley, 12 Dobson, 13 Goforth, 14 Fish, 15 Bellon. Subs: Grant, Reay, Hands

2nd team; 1 Alan Ross, 2 Andrew Stuart, 3 Chris Geehan, 4 Clive Fish, 5 Luke Victory, 6 Hugo Fairlie, 7 Liam Evans, 8 Josh Cook, 9 Nathan Forster, 10 Michael Heffernan, 11 Dan Abraham, 12 Jamie Cowans, 13 Peter Brebner, 14 Henry McNally, 15 Lewis Swan, 16 Ryan Buckley, 17 Gerard Harford, 18 Adam Cowans.