22nd September 2017, 16:33 | league1

Kingstone Press League 1 semi-finals preview

Kingstone Press League 1 semi-finals preview

The semi-finals of the Kingstone Press League 1 Super 8s take place on Sunday as four teams battle for a place in the promotion final.

Newcastle Thunder, who secured their semi-final place with a narrow 26-24 victory against York City Knights in Round 7 of the Super 8s, travel to face Barrow Raiders at the JF Hornby Stadium.

Barrow narrowly lost out on promotion in 2016 and will be hoping they can secure a place in the final with a win against Newcastle this weekend.

The last time the two sides came head to head in Round 4 of the regular season, Barrow secured a 4-50 win away from home.

Elsewhere, Whitehaven RLFC take on York City Knights at The Recreation Ground. The Cumbrian side have won their last two games and will be aiming for a third this weekend.

Their opposition York City Knights are currently without a win in their last four games, having lose three and drawn one.

When the two teams played against each other in Round 6 of the Super 8s, Whitehaven came away with a 26-16 victory.