THE city’s rugby league experiment is in danger of failing if more players don’t come forward to join the ranks of the MK Wolves.
Playing in the East Regional Division – the fourth tier of domestic rugby league in England – Wolves have more than held their own on the pitch against their longer established rivals.
But despite being publicly backed by Milton Keynes-born Wigan Warriors and England star, Sam Tomkins, Wolves have suffered the ultimate indignity in recent weeks of having to cancel away games due to a lack of numbers.
That’s something which embarrasses the club’s dedicated group of staff and players – mostly made up of the city’s rugby union teams – as they see rugby league as the ultimate team game.
And on paper they have every reason to be optimistic, giving the likes of Bedford Tigers and Bury Titans a good run for their money in earlier league outings. And they get the perfect chance to seal their first ever victory in the weeks ahead as they play back-to-back home games at Emerson Valley against King’s Lynn Black Knights and St. Ives Roosters, after this Saturday’s away trip to face Bury again.
Anyone interested in playing for the Wolves should contact Pete Nuttall at firstname.lastname@example.org