SENIOR ACADEMY START AT WILDERSPOOL

First teamers Richard Mathers, Chris Feather and Liam Botham will make their first appearance of the season tonight at Warrington for the Senior Academy, kick off 7.30pm.

First teamers Richard Mathers, Chris Feather and Liam Botham will make their first appearance of the season tonight at Warrington for the Senior Academy, kick off 7.30pm. Other first team squad members like Matt Gardner, Dwayne Barker, Jason Netherton and Tommy Gallagher are also included and there is a return from injury for prop Nick Scruton. The team in full is: Mathers, Fox, Gardner, Barker, Smith, Murrell, J Gallagher, Feather, Wainhouse, Scruton, Netherton, Botham, T Gallagher Subs: L Taylor, Buchanan, Stenchion, Golden Rugby League's Academy season begins on Wednesday night, with the commencement of the Grading Phase for the Senior Academy Under-21 competition. There will again be a two-division structure in the Under-21 competition, with 14 clubs competing for a place in the ten-team Championship competition. The remaining four clubs from the Grading Phase will then join Dewsbury Rams, Doncaster Dragons, Featherstone Rovers and Keighley Cougars in an eight-team First Division. The Grasing Phase will be played over the coming month, with each team playing four games. The 14 teams have been split into three groups, with champions Wigan Warriors heading Group A. The Junior Academy competition will also commence with a Grading Phase, and will begin at the start of April.