Wales will be looking to bounce back from their crushing defeat against New Zealand when they face Scotland on Wednesday morning in the second match of their Student Rugby League World Cup campaign.
The Welsh lost 46-0 on Saturday against the current World Champions and although they failed to get a single point on the point, coach Wayne Williams is confident that his team can turn things around in this crucial tie.
The squad attended the Brisbane Broncos v Cronulla Sharks Australian NRL match on Sunday and were back in training on Monday to prepare for the clash.
We know Scotland will be a tough match, said Williams. But we're quietly confident as we learned a lot from Saturday. Before we came out here I warned the lads that due to the fact that many of their players are affiliated to the New Zealand Warriors in the NRL, the Kiwi game would be the toughest match they've ever played. I think they're just starting to believe me.
Cardiff Demons Matt Drew is the only casualty from Saturday, suffering a rib injury that will probably put him out of action for the rest of the tournament. There are no other injury worries.
Wales last played Scotland at student level in 2004, beating them on their way to winning the Home Nations title. Wales must do the same again on Wednesday to have any chance of qualifying for the semi-finals.
Scotland are also looking to bounce back on the end of a hammering as they were defeated 64-4 by Australia in their opening match on Saturday.
Wales Students squad - Matt Jackson (UWIC / Cardiff Demons) Andrew Bond (UWIC / Cardiff Demons) Ben Smith (UWIC) Phil Carleton (UWIC / Aberavon Fighting Irish) Geraint Davies (Swansea University / Aberavon FI) Dean Scully (Brunel University / Aberavon FI) Pete Moore (Leeds Met / Sheffield Eagles) Neil Davies (UWIC / Aberavon FI) Dewi Scourfield (Cardiff University / Cardiff Demons) Denis Pugh (University of Glamorgan / Aberavon FI) Mark Dando (UWIC / Cardiff Demons) Austin Saunders (Cardiff University / Cardiff Demons) Mark Burke (Swansea University / Aberavon FI) Dan Ap Dafydd (Brunel University / Aberavon FI) Gareth Morgan (UWIC / Cardiff Demons) Ross Olney (UWIC / Cardiff Demons) Jonathan Brinkworth (UWIC) Gareth Thirsk (Leeds Met / Leeds Akkies) Jason Massey (Swansea Institute / Aberavon FI) Neil Hesketh (Leeds Met / Leeds Akkies) Gavin Curry (UWIC)
Tuesday 5 July 2005 France Vs Pacific Islands (6.15pm) England Vs Ireland (8pm) Venue: Griffith University Nathan Campus, Brisbane
Wednesday 6 July 2005 Scotland Vs Wales (12pm) Venue: Griffith University Nathan Campus, Brisbane Australia Vs New Zealand (4.30pm) Venue: Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane (Before State Of Origin III)
All times are Australian Eastern Standard Time. Please deduct nine hours for British Summer Time.
Also on Wednesday
Total RL.com Rugby League Conference Premier Wales Swansea Valley Miners v Valley Cougars (Ystalafera RFC) 7.15pm