WHAT a match it will be as the North Wales Crusaders return to action after a lengthy break.

Cru have been away from League 1 action for the last three weeks, but this spell ends with tomorrow's top-of-the-table meeting with Keighley Cougars.

Heading into the Colwyn Bay contest, both sides have a stunning record of eight wins from eight matches.

While the break came at a good time for the battered and bruised Crusaders, head coach Anthony Murray thinks his side will be match sharp tomorrow.

"I can't see match fitness being an issue," he stressed.

"They have played 12 games until now.

"I don't think match fitness comes into it.

"It's about maintaining match fitness and not burning out."

It couldn't be a tougher challenge to return to, with Keighley leading the table on points difference.

Murray added: "We're all approaching the game like any other game.

"Keighley are a strong outfit.

"We have to make sure we are at our best."

Pat Ah Van struggling with a calf problem, while Scott Turner remains out and is two-to-three weeks away from a return..

However, Jono Smith is available this week if required.

Keighley head of rugby Andrew Henderson believes the Crusaders are slight favourites going into the big encounter.

Speaking in an interview on the Cougars' Facebook page, Henderson said: "We're up against it a little bit, we're not going to lie.

"We've got a number of injuries and guys carrying niggles.

"I think North Wales have had a couple of weeks now to freshen up and recoup.

"They're at home as well so I would probably say they'll go into the game slightly as favourites with a full strength squad available and at home."

Henderson added: "We're confident in the size of the squad we have and the ability we have at our disposal within the squad that we'll have a competitive team going there against the Crusaders on Saturday and if we play to our strengths and we execute the game plan that I know we can do, then we have every opportunity of winning the game.

"But, again, it's going to be a very, very tough ask.

"We're going to have to have our best performance of the season, there's no doubt about it, if we're going to come away with two points against a very good North Wales Crusaders team."

Bottom club Cornwall are yet to win again and they host a London Skolars side this afternoon who picked up their first victory of the season last weekend.

On Sunday, West Wales Raiders head to Midland Hurricanes, Doncaster host Hunslet and Oldham are at home to Swinton Lions.

Wigan are back in Super League action after their Challenge Cup final victory.

The visit Castleford tomorrow while leaders St Helens are in Toulouse.

Tonight: Catalans Dragons v Huddersfield v Leeds. Sunday: Hull KR Salford; Wakefield v Hull.