WELSH international Rhodri Lloyd has tipped North Wales Crusaders to finish in the top-two of League 1 this season.

Second row forward Lloyd was a part of the Swinton Lions side that lost its unbeaten record in last weekend's 13-6 home loss to the Crusaders.

Anthony Murray's top-of-the-table side will host Midlands Hurricanes on Sunday aiming for a fifth win on the bounce.

Lloyd told the Lions' YouTube channel: "A strong North Wales side who, I have no doubt under Muzza, will be up there in the top-two this season if I'm being totally honest.

"They've burst our bubble there.

"Any of this chat, we're going to be here, we're going to be there at the end of the season is all rubbish to me."

Lloyd added: "Just got to credit North Wales.

"I thought their desire was good in their D (defence) and I thought they were clinical in attack."

Scrum half Brad Billsborough was one of the heroes at Swinton, slotting over a brilliant late drop goal to crucially stretch his side's lead out to seven points.

Billsborough paid tribute to the outside backs and middles for their defensive efforts against Swinton.

"It was tough and the weather was scorching hot.

"Credit to the lads, they dug in and it was a massive win for us.

"We knew they would come out firing, but we stuck to our systems and did it really well.

"Last year, we started the season slowly.

"We were quite strong at the back end.

"One of the suggestions this year was we had to start well.

"We couldn't have started any better, four (wins) from four."

Despite the brilliant start, Billsborough won't be taking anything for granted against a Midlands Hurricanes side that is in a mid-table spot after two wins and two losses.

"Anybody can beat anybody and if we go into a game thinking we have won, we won't," he added.

Billsborough stressed the importance of the side keeping penalties and errors to a minimum.

"We are going into it and it will be a tough game and we are looking forward to it."

There are two matches in League 1 tomorrow, with London Skolars hosting Rochdale Hornets and Doncaster head to the West Wales Raiders.

Sunday: Keighley v Swinton; Oldham v Cornwall.

Super League leaders St Helens kick off the weekend action at Castleford tonight while Leeds host Toulouse.

Tomorrow: Hull KR v Wakefield; Warrington v Huddersfield Giants. Sunday: Wigan v Salford; Hull v Catalans Dragons.