Men's open category preview
Games to watch:
- South East United V North West Blades (11.30am Saturday 6th)
- Midlands Tigers V North West Blades (10.40am Sunday 7th)
- South East Taipans V South East Sharks (10.40am Sunday 7th)
Players to watch:
Dom Tripp (South East United):Dom has had a cracking season in both the NTS for the London Scorpions and the at the European Championships where he helped England Mens Open to gold. Dom is going to provide a handful for any defence as his speed, agility and deceiving step will tear any team apart. Dom will be an important player for South East United as he will hope to lead from the front as they look to defend their National title.
Jordan Melling (North West Blades):Jordan has had a great season leading Wigan Touch Warriors to an impressive 10th place in the NTS this season and also helped the England Mixed Open to an excellent silver medal at the recent European Championships. Jordans work rate, speed and faultless passing will prove a threat to any team in the Men's division. He will be looking to provide the North West Blades with the cutting edge as they look to go one step further this year and take the National title back up north.
James Knoop (Midlands Tigers):James' speed and agility have been a hallmark of this season as he helped Cambridge Hornets to 5th place in the NTS season and was a crucial member of the England Men's Open team that won gold at the European Championships. James will look to punish the rest of the field with his explosive speed and deceiving step when he attacks the line.