AFTER the heavy rains forced last Saturday's Wharfedale game against Stourbridge to be called off, an extra week of rest will could see the return of several Greens' players for the trip to Sheffield this Saturday.

"There was a lot of standing water on the Avenue pitch, and the forecast was to get worst," said Wharfedale coach John Feeley. "It was unsafe to play, so a neutral referee called the game off before 9am on Saturday."

Following a five-game win streak, the Greens have lost their last two games on the trot, a 37-10 loss at Leicester Lions and a 24-5 defeat by Chester at the Avenue nearly two weeks ago.

"We would have liked to play the Stourbridge game to right the wrongs from the week before, but with our mounting injury list the extra week of rest will have been beneficial for our players."

Feeley said the extra week off means that Dan Stockdale (eye), Rob Baldwin (leg), Chris Walker (back) and Louis Brown (knee) should all be available for selection.

Sam Gaudie, who was on a ski holiday with Josh Burridge at the weekend, should also be available for selection, although Burridge picked up injury which could affect his availability for Saturday's game at Sheffield Tigers.

Feeley said that the Tigers' ground at Dore Moor is one of the most "bleak but picturesque grounds in the country".

"It's on the edge of the Peak District, and the altitude there means that it's susceptible to inclement weather," he said.

The Greens will be looking to avenge their 35-26 loss to the Tigers at the Avenue in November.

"We took a significant three-try lead and had a stranglehold on that game, but poor decision making allowed their pacy back line to get back into it.

"We have to learn from those errors," he added.

Wharfedale's match at Sheffield Tigers kicks off at 3pm this Saturday.