Gloucestershire open campaign against Nottingham

Gloucestershire Warriors open their home campaign in the 2008 Co-operative Rugby League Conference Midlands Premier division with a tasty looking encounter with Nottingham Outlaws.

Runners up in the division last season, the Outlaws defeated the Warriors twice last season in Nottingham but lost an exciting encounter in terrible conditions at Chosen Hill 26-18.

That was one of our best performances of last season reflects Warriors coach Tom James but we need to repeat it to get the points this week.

Both the Warriors and the Outlaws won their opening games of the season last week and while the Warriors were battling past Birmingham 32-26, the Outlaws were cruising to a 56-4 win over Leicester Phoenix with their new signing from Derby City, Ben Thornton scoring 18 points from three tries and three goals.

Thornton racked up over a century of points for City last season and scored twice in Derby