Ahead of Friday's #NRL game between Penrith Panthers and Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, writer Rob C...
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Celtic Crusaders are preparing for their biggest onfield day ever as a club when both of their sides travel to Warrington on Sunday to compete in their respective Grand Finals.
Crusaders Colts open the Co-operative National League Finals day on Sunday at Warrington when they take on Bramley Buffaloes in the Conference National Final (kick-off 11am).
This game will be an experience for the Welsh youngsters in playing in front of a large crowd. Many of them will be doing just that again on a regular basis next season playing for Celtic Crusaders reserves in the Super League reserves competition against hopefuls from the likes of Wigan, St Helens and Leeds.
The Colts are the eighth different side in six seasons to contest a Grand Final at this level and have reached the ultimate day in their first season, a further testament to the work going on at Brewery Field in Bridgend that underpins their Super League franchise.
Formed to encompass the cream of the Rugby League Conference crop in the Principality and to keep aspiring first team squad members fit, that potentially difficult alliance has been superbly handled by the competition