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Tykes go into camp for big one

25 February 2004

Phil Davies has taken the Tykes players away on a two day training camp ahead of Saturday's massive Powergen Cup Quarter Final clash with Bath.

The Tykes more than held their own against table topping Bath last Saturday at the Recreation Ground only to see the home side come through in the end and snatch victory. However, the closeness of the game will mean that Bath will hold no fear for the men from Headingley come Saturday's clash.

The Tykes also welcome back Six Nations internationals Mark Regan (England), Alix Popham (Wales), Gavin Kerr (Scotland) and Aaron Persico (Italy) for this weekend and Davies sees the camp as an ideal way to bring the squad back together. He commented, ''Mini camps are something we used quite successfully last season and this will give us a chance to get the lads back together ahead of Saturday. As well as the full internationals, Clive Stuart-Smith has been away captaining England U21 to successive victories and Tom Palmer, Dan Scarbrough and Phil Christophers have been away during the week for the past fortnight training with England.

''Saturday is a big game for both clubs and hopefully there will be a big crowd at Headingley for what should be a classic Cup encounter. Cup games are always special, I know I always enjoyed them as a player at Llanelli and I'm sure that Saturday will be no exception,'' added Davies.

The Tykes are offering a special deal of a ''Quid a Kid'' which means that all juniors Under 16 will get in for just �1. The game kicks off at 2.30pm.