Leeds Carnegie @ Leeds Celtics
With Carnegie winning in a close affair last year, the Celtics will be looking for retribution. The Celtics have a varied offence, which is a complete contrast to Carnegie’s one dimensional flexbone. When it comes to defence, the met boys are head and shoulders above their cross city rivals. Watch out for Jon Hurley and Danny Wardell spearheading a well drilled Carnegie linebacker core which as well as reading and reacting to the run quickly, can also cover any deep passes thrown their way.
If Leeds Celtics want to win this one, they will have to find a way to score on one of the toughest defences in the country. This will be a serious challenge for an offence that failed to score on both Hallam and Bradford.
Carnegie in a 21 point shut-out