A CAPITAL venture is next up as the North Wales Crusaders aim to maintain their perfect start to the League 1 campaign tomorrow.

Still boasting a 100 per cent record following victories over Rochdale Hornets and Cornwall, the Crusaders are aiming for league win number three at London Skolars, who are still seeking that first triumph of the season.

Despite the difference in form, Crusaders head coach Anthony Murray is expecting a stern test.

"It's never easy there, never mind the game you're playing," he said.

"The travel down there it does hinder you sometimes.

"We have got to make sure we prepare well and they're a difficult team to play at.

"The pitch isn't over-big and they're a really physical outfit."

Scoring tries hasn't been an issue for the Crusaders since the league campaign got underway, although points are beind conceded at the other end of the pitch too.

After a thrilling 36-34 success at Rochdale first up, this was followed by a more comfortable 62-22 outcome versus newly formed Cornwall.

"We have put some nice things together and we took some control over the game," added Murray.

"We executed things really well and managed to score some decent tries.

"I'm really pleased we scored 60 odd points.

"But disappointed with dropping concentration at times.

"We had a couple of spells we gave penalties away which put Cornwall in a position to score against us.

"But all-in-all scoring 60 odd points at home, we're delighted."

The dates of a number of home Crusaders matches later this season have been changed.

Midlands Hurricanes will now travel to Colwyn Bay on Sunday, April 24, with West Wales Raiders making the trip north for a League 1 and Celtic Shield double-header on Sunday, May 1.

Crusaders will host Doncaster on Sunday, June 26, with this Saturday's hosts London Skolars their visitors on Sunday, July 3.

All of these matches will kick-off at 2.30pm.

There could be a few extra players back in Crusaders colours for those matches, with Murray hoping the injury list will soon start to ease off.

"We have still got players to come back," added Murray, with Alex Eckley not playing since the Hunslet tie in the Challenge Cup, while Brad Brennan and Matt Reid are injured.

A positive last weekend was the surprise return of Rob Massam, with Murray enthusing: "It was brilliant to see Rob back there and he had another good game.

"He always does and I was made up."