OLD Bar captain-coach Mick Henry is looking forward to the selection headaches he's going to have as the Group Three Rugby League season heads towards the semi-finals.
The Pirates sit in third place and are hoping to force their way into the top two before the playoffs start on September 4 and 5.
Kurt Lewis has finally completed his suspension and will be available from next weekend when the Pirates meet Wingham at Old Bar.
Steve Sansom played his first game since the 2013 grand final last Sunday against Forster-Tuncurry while Henry also made it through the encounter in his comeback from a broken jaw sustained on May 30.
Isaac Worboys is also expected to be available next week. He broke his jaw in the opening game of the season on Saturday, May 1.
Big prop Rumone Jackson could also be back before the semi-finals as he recovers from an arm injury.
Henry said his jaw is fine.
"I copped a knock on it pretty early and it was okay,'' he said.
Sansom played from the bench to have a run at lock - a role he's likely to have for the remainder of the season according to Henry.
"He didn't look out of place at all,'' Henry said.
"He's going to be a big asset coming off the bench. Steve's got really good footwork and a lot of experience and he scored a meat pie (try) in his first game back.''
Meanwhile Old Bar has postponed 30th anniversary celebrations until Saturday August 21. The milestone was to be marked this Saturday in the clash against Wingham, but officials have decided to put the event back due to the increased COVID-19 restrictions.