SCARBOROUGH’S burly South African forward Nino Cutino is ready to return to action at Huddersfield YMCA on Saturday.
Cutino slashed open his leg when he fell while rock climbing in Cape Town, South Africa, during a holiday back in his native country over the festive period.
He managed to turn out for the Silver Royd men against York, but discovered he had re-opened the gash in his leg after taking his bandage off after the game.
Cutino welcomed the break from action last weekend, and will be on the bench for this Saturday’s clash with struggling Huddersfield, as captain Nick Ingham also makes his return to action after a lay-off.
He said: “I’ll be back in the squad for Saturday.
“I’m on the bench for the game and will give it a go to see what’s what.
“I was taking pictures while rock climbing a mountain back in Cape Town and I fell.
“The cut in my leg went right to the bone and I managed to open it up again after the York game.
“I feel fit and ready to and we’ll have to see how the leg holds up.”
Cutino is hoping to push on in the back end of the season after becoming accustomed to the opposition, style of play and weather conditions of Yorkshire One after leaving the South African game behind.
The prop is keen to see Scarborough confirm their place in Yorkshire One for next season and then push on and finish as high as possible come the end of the campaign.
He added: “When I first came to play here it was very different for me.
“The pitches were muddier, the style of play was different and I didn’t know who any of the opposition were.
“At least now I’ve got used to playing here and having played against most of the teams, I know what to expect.
“I think the aim is to get the two wins that will guarantee us staying up and then win as many games as possible in order to push up the table.
“I’m really enjoying being here though and feel I’m improving. Hopefully I can keep improving too.”