Thursday October 10, 2019
SWINDON have the Premiership Grand Final within sight – but still have a job to complete when they host Wolverhampton at the Abbey tonight (Thursday).

The CFS Filtration Robins were superb in difficult conditions at Monmore on Wednesday to win the first leg 49-39.

It does give them a safety margin for the return fixture, but the unpredictability of the play-offs has already been shown this season, and Wolves have been strong on the road in the second half of the campaign.

The Black Country side came within a whisker of ending the Robins’ unbeaten home record when they were beaten in a last-heat decider on their last visit in early August, and they will feel they now have nothing to lose.

For Swindon, the target will be another home win to keep building momentum, but even a total of 41 points in the second leg will be enough to book their place in the Final, with Ipswich awaiting the aggregate winners.

Both sides are at full strength and unchanged from Wednesday, and another big Abbey Stadium atmosphere is expected following the Premiership Supporters’ Cup triumph in the last home fixture.

Boss Alun Rossiter sad: “The boys aren’t stupid, and they aren’t going to think it’s in the bag and they’ve already won it.

“Everyone went away last night knowing we have another job to do at home, and we’ll be fully focused on doing that.

“We know Wolves will be trying to hit back, and we must be ready for that. I’ve been in the game long enough to know you can’t under-estimate anyone.”

SWINDON: Jason Doyle, Adam Ellis, Tobiasz Musielak, Rasmus Jensen, Troy Batchelor, Ellis Perks, Claus Vissing.
WOLVERHAMPTON: Sam Masters, Kyle Howarth, Rory Schlein, Nick Morris, Jacob Thorssell, Ryan Douglas, Luke Becker.

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