There was a good turn out at The Boys Club as players from both Hunslet Warriors and Hunslet Club Parkside were presented with the shirts they will wear when they play each other in the Chev Walker testimonial on Sunday.
Former Leeds Rhinos. Hull KR and Bradford Bulls star Walker will be playing for his old team Hunslet Warriors in the testimonial and in attendance to support Chev were two other ex-Warriors players who had gone on to play professional – Liam Sutcliffe and Jordan Baldwinson, who both now play for Leeds Rhinos.
Other Rhinos stars in attendance included Danny McGuire, Rob Burrow and Jamie Jones-Buchanan, while legends of the game Keith Senior, Steve Pryce, Dean Sampson and Wayne Godwin also looked back on their careers.
Captains from the Warriors and Parkside spoke on how important this Sunday’s game will be. Although this year’s State of Hunslet game is a special one as it is Chev’s testimonial, it is hoped that the Hunslet Warriors v Hunslet Old Boys game will become an annual competition.
The match will take place at the South Leeds Stadium, kicking off at 3pm with tickets £10 and £5 concessions. Both clubs have the option of fielding up to four marquee players from their past.
There will also be a game between a Hunslet Hawks Legends side and Rugby AM Legends at 1pm and a match between Hunslet Club Parkside under 7s/ 8s and Hunslet Warriors under 7s/ 8s at 2.15pm.
Referees for the day will be Ben Thaler, who took charge of two of the England against New Zealand Tests recently, and Tony Martin.