Second run for Pirates

OLD Bar captain-coach Danny Russell expects his squad to be closer to full strength for Sunday's Group Three pre-season rugby league clash against Forster-Tuncurry.

The Pirates had a trial against Sawtell last weekend and Russell said although down on numbers there were some good aspects to come out of the match.

However, he expects to have more players on deck for this Sunday's match.

Russell described the Pirates as 'still a bit skinny' for reserve grade numbers and as such haven't been training as a full squad.