After three false starts Bramley Buffaloes will be hoping to finally get their 2012 National Conference season underway next Sunday (13th May) with a game against Nottingham Outlaws (2.30pm kick-off) at Stanningley’s Arthur Miller Stadium.

The Buffaloes have seen their first three games of the season cancelled due to waterlogged pitches and recently appointed Head Coach Craig Lingard is itching to get his charges in action despite not being able to make the match: “Finally it looks like we will have a match this weekend and I’ll look forward to watching a DVD of the game when I return and see how our progress in training translates onto the pitch.

“We have an eager bunch of players all desperate to pull on the Bramley jersey and there will be a few new faces in the team for a game which we hope will attract a good crowd.

“One of the unique selling points of the club when I talk to prospective players is the level of support we receive from the sidelines and I hope they will show up in numbers and witness our start to the campaign even if I can’t!

“The Outlaws are a solid outfit who have established themselves at this level in recent seasons and they’ve had a steady start to the season despite losing heavily to Warrington Wizards last weekend,” added Craig, a former Batley Bulldogs favourite who appears as a contestant on Yorkshire TV’s Countdown this week and next week.