WHARFEDALE coach John Feeley will be looking more "controlled rugby" as the Greens prepare to take on a physical Huddersfield team this Saturday.

The Greens are coming off an 18-3 win against Tynedale in testing weather conditions at the Avenue last weekend.

"It was very cold and there was torrential rain the whole game," said Feeley. "Although the conditions tested us, we played our most controlled game of rugby of the season.

"It was an outstanding team performance," he said. "We went through the half the team trying to decide a man of the match, but we settled on George Hedgley.

"The way he played showed the character we have in the side," he added. "He led from the front. The way he has stepped up to captain the side has been exceptional. He's a strong leader."

"The half-backs, Jack Blakeney-Edwards and Sam Gaudie, dictated the kicking game," added Feeley. "And Sam controlled the ruck area. His performance was outstanding. "Even though Phil Woodhead was out with a hamstring injury, we've got great depth at No. 9, as Will Lawn also came on from the bench and was deserving of his opportunity."

The Greens now face an away test as they take on Huddersfield this Saturday.

"They're a big physical side and they tend to out-muscle teams," said Feeley. "They have made a number of new signings in their push for promotion."

Feeley said Huddersfield, who are currently fourth in National League Two North, are coming off a draw and loss, so could be "very vulnerable".

"They had a really strong start to the season, and teams have learned to manage games around their weaknesses.

"We're capable of playing intelligent rugby, so if we apply the same principles that have earned us victories then we'll have an opportunity to win this game.

"We've proved that nobody in this league is unbeatable," he added. "A win will be within our grasp if we train properly and apply what we learn."