KEIGHLEY Cougars' men are set to travel away to face North Wales Crusaders this Sunday, with a late change in guidance meaning fans can attend.

This is a huge boost to the Cougars, as this will be the men’s first game on the road since a defeat to Workington at the start of June.

They were due to visit the West Midlands to face Coventry a fortnight ago, but a couple of Covid outbreaks meant too many of the squad were having to isolate for the game to go ahead.

Keighley Cougars’ Women are also back in action after an interrupted few weeks as they host Hull in the Women’s Championship this Sunday at Cougar Park, with a 2pm kick-off.

The women’s team suffered a similar fate to the men, with many of them having to self-isolate in recent weeks due to Covid protocols. This will be the women’s first game since June 13, when they lost to Leigh Miners.

Addressing the crisis at the club last week, general manager Lisa Gill explained: "The weekend (where both the men and women had games called off) was very disappointing for everyone, the players and fans.

"The ladies haven't had any positives but lots had to isolate, and two of our men tested positive.

"Due to bubbles, that took out a number of players, so they couldn't play.

"The players are in a difficult situation because they're largely in an age group which are just being called up for their vaccination, so they're essentially vulnerable."