BRAD Billsborough is anticipating another tough weekend challenge as the North Wales Crusaders look to embark on another winning run.

An eight-game victory sequence to open the League 1 campaign was blunted by a hat-trick of defeats for Anthony Murray's side.

However, they put things right last Sunday with a hard-fought 30-16 success at home to London Skolars and next up is a trip to Midlands Hurricanes.

Looking ahead to Saturday's contest, Cru scrum half Billsborough said: "They are a good team.

"They are running teams close in this league.

"They're a good attacking team.

"It's going to test our defence.

"It's going to be another tough battle."

Crusaders are going into the key clash on the back of a much-needed triumph, though, and Billsborough added: "We will take a lot of confidence away from London.

"They (Hurricanes) are going to come out firing and we don't underestimate teams."

It's a case of next stop 300 for Tommy Johnson!

The Crusaders stalwart made his his 200th appearance for the club last weekend and he was a key figure in the win over London Skolars.