Defending champions visit the Oaktree Arena
PUBLISHED: 17:36 25 July 2017 | UPDATED: 17:37 25 July 2017
The Cases Somerset Rebels are back in action at the Oaktree Arena tomorrow (Friday) with the visit of defending league champions Wolverhampton Wolves.
After a break of some five weeks, the Cases Somerset Rebels return to action at the Oaktree Arena tomorrow (Friday) with the visit of Wolverhampton Wolves, the defending league champions, in an SGB Premiership encounter at 7.30pm.
The match will be the second occasion this year the West Midlands outfit will have provided the opposition at the Oaktree Arena, they already having left Somerset with an away win under their belts with a 49-44 victory back in May.
Somerset’s last home match saw them convincingly beat Leicester by 31 points, and the Rebels will be looking to take that form with them into Friday’s meeting.
But it will be no easy task with Wolverhampton currently lying second in the table, but Somerset do welcome Patrick Hougaard back into the side after a spell out with a shoulder injury.
“We are a different team to the one which faced Wolves at the Oaktree Arena earlier in the season, both in rider line-up and in confidence, especially following our big home win over Leicester, so I think Wolves will find us a different proposition come Friday night,” said Somerset team manager Garry May.
“So, with it being quite a while since they have last seen the Rebels take to track at the Oaktree Arena, the fans will be eager to get their speedway fix again, and we will hopefully have a good crowd ready to get behind the boys once again as they look to leave the Wolves huffing and puffing, but unable to blow the Rebel house down!”
Following the main meeting, there will be an eight-rider, six-heat, individual meeting involving riders who are part of the Exeter Falcons Southern Development League side as they compete for the Pat Wilton Memorial Trophy.