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Raiders to host North Wales in pre-season friendly

Barrow Raiders will welcome North Wales Crusaders to the Matt Johnson Prestige Stadium for a pre-season friendly in the new year.

The fixture takes place on Saturday 13 January (3pm kick-off).

The two sides met in a friendly earlier this year, with the Raiders running in 10 tries to defeat Crusaders 52-24 in Nathan Mossop's testimonial back in January.

Led by former Raiders forward Carl Forster, North Wales went within a game of promotion to the Betfred Championship last season, only to be defeated by Doncaster in the play-off final.

Forster previously helped the Raiders to promotion in 2021 and made 43 appearances across his two seasons in Cumbria before opting to leave the club to take up a player-coach role with his current side.

It is the Raiders' first official pre-season friendly and second confirmed fixture ahead of the new season. Paul Crarey's side will also host a Barrow & District Select side in Dan Toal’s testimonial match on Saturday 30 December (2pm kick-off).

Further friendlies ahead of the 2024 season will be announced once confirmed.

Match information

Date: Saturday 13 January

Time: 3pm kick-off

Venue: Matt Johnson Prestige Stadium

Tickets bought online are priced at £13 for adults and £10 for concessions. These prices will rise to £17 and £12 if purchased on the gate.

They can be bought by clicking here.

PLEASE NOTE: All juniors are free, but those UNDER secondary school age must be supervised by an adult.

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