NORTH Wales Crusaders will have to dodge wounded opponents when they open the second half of the League 1 season on Sunday.

Looking for victory following back-to-back defeats, the Crusaders will welcome Doncaster to Colwyn Bay for their next encounter.

The last meeting between the sides was a memorable one from the Crusaders' perspective.

Back in June, Crusaders romped to a 46-0 triumph away from home.

However, looking ahead to Sunday's return, head coach Anthony Murray said: "They will want to come and get payback.

"They will be hurting from the 46-0 at their place."

It's a crucial clash for the Crusaders, who will want to put things right following a 30-22 defeat at Hunslet in their last league match.

Immediately following that loss, Murray told the club's Twitter page he felt his side "got a little bit out-enthused".

He has since amended this view, though, and Murray said: "I just think sometimes you get those days.

"On reflection and looking back, there's large parts we didn't out-enthused.

"My reaction on the day was a little bit of disappointment.

"We just weren't clinical enough.

"We had a lot of opportunities on the ball, but we just didn't take them.

"We have got to get back to that formula of earning results.

"We probably need to get back to our fundamentals.

"Completing our sets, kicking hard and defending strongly.

"In fairness to Hunslet, they capitalised on every opportunity they had.

"You have got to give credit where credit's due.

"We just didn't pick the right option.

"It's something we've been working on in training over that last few weeks."

One plus from the Hunslet game was the display of Reece Briers, the son of former Wales international and Super League great Lee Briers.

"He had a good game to be fair to him," said Murray.

"I was very pleased for Reece.

"He had a decent game and did a lot of good things."

Despite the recent losses, Murray has been keen to highlight the positives so far this season and he added: "If someone had said to me you come to the halfway stage and only lost two games, I would certainly have taken that.

"It's a case of us bouncing back as a group and showing character, which we will do."

Scott Turner will be looking to come back this week, but Matt Reid is out with a hamstring injury.

There are three Leagie 1 matches tomorrow.

Hunslet welcome Rochdale Hornets, second-placed Swinton Lions head south to London Skolars and West Wales Raiders entertain Cornwall.

On Sunday, Oldham go to unbeaten leaders Keighley Cougars.

In the Super League tonight, Warrington Wolves are at home to Hull FC, while Toulouse pay a visit to Wigan Warriors.

Turning to Sunday's action and Castleford Tigers welcome Catalan Dragons, Huddersfield Giants go to Hull KR and Salford Red Devils have home advantage versus Wakefield Trinity.