DOWN BUT NOT OUT

With their hopes of promotion back to the Aviva Premiership at the first time of asking hanging very much in the balance, Lee Blackett, the long serving winger of the Leeds Carnegie has come out and stated that there is no chance of giving up on the hopes of promotion and they will fight on till the final whistle in their last game for it.

The Carnegie have landed themselves in a position that makes a meal of the brilliant start they enjoyed to the season with their two remaining playoff games in the Championship, the first one away at the Rotherham Titans and then at home against the high flying Cornish Pirates very much deciding their fate in the Championship and if they fail to win even one of these two games, they can bid their chances of promotion good bye, at least for one season.

Furthermore, the Leeds Carnegie must have the Exeter Chiefs win their remaining match to ensure their progress into the semi finals.

According to Blackett, although it is seemingly a very difficult task, it is not impossible but they will need a lot of things to go their way and luck on their side as well but they will still give it their all in order to progress.

Blackett, who formerly played for the Rotherham Titans is hopeful that his current side will be able to get five points from their match and after that, no one knows what is going to happen but a win in their next match will give them a close call, according to the player. He also said that the way the season has ended is disappointing for everyone associated with the Leeds Carnegie but added that if they fail this time, they will surely come back stronger next season.