“I pretty much stuck with the same side throughout that period so it was a well-deserved break,” he said.
“It was good from the players point of view just to freshen up and also gave us an opportunity to have a couple of days away from rugby so we can mentally freshen up as well as physically.
“Dewsbury are a very good side; they’ve got a lot of quality players throughout their team. They taught us a lesson early in pre-season and have been winning in recent weeks so are probably playing with a bit of confidence.
“We’re going to have to be very good to get the result on Sunday. We’ve prepared well this week and we’re unbeaten at home so we’re hoping to keep that record intact. We’re going to have to be honest as a team and ensure we work extremely hard for each other and execute the plan.”
New signing, winger Elliot Kear, is included in the 19-man squad.
Coach Glenn Morrison said: “We still weren’t at our best but we got through to the next round.
“We’ve got a little bit of momentum now but it’s going to be tough travelling down to London. We got to make sure we go there with our best heads on and try and come away with the win. If you look at the table it’s an important two points.”