Rugby League: Larder forced to delay his Cup selection

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THE Widnes coach, Phil Larder, intends to delay naming his Silk Cut Challenge Cup final side until Friday and will only change that plan if the news is bad, writes Dave Hadfield.

Andy Currier is now known to have slipped a disc on Saturday night. Currier, Darren Wright, with a hamstring strain, and Kurt Sorensen, with a dead leg, will not be able to train until Friday, the eve of the Wembley final against Wigan.

John Devereux was able to train yesterday, but his trapped shoulder nerve is responding more slowly than was hoped and he cannot lift his arm above his head or do any contact work.

Reinforcements arrived yesterday in the shape of the Brisbane Broncos utility back, Julian O'Neill, who flew in from Australia and joined the players he lined up with earlier in the season for training last night.

Oldham will be without their prop forward, Mark Sheals, for tonight's Divisional Premiership replay at Dewsbury. Sheals injured an eye in the 14-14draw between the sides on Sunday.