The Cougars’ seven-match unbeaten run was ended by London Skolars in a 30-20 defeat last weekend, and head coach Paul March said that the performance has given him some selection issues ahead of this weekend’s final.
“It was disappointing how we played but credit to them [London], they took their opportunities, had a game plan and obviously it worked for them,” he said.
“For us, it was about putting down a marker for Saturday, individually and as a team. I think some individuals let themselves down and ultimately that will cost them a place in the 17 for Saturday.
“What we need to do is look at what we did, and it’s all about reactions now. We can lay down and give a performance like we did on Saturday at London or we can react in a positive way and give a good account of ourselves against York.
“Looking at the squads, it’s going to be a difficult game between two well-matched sides. They certainly put a perfformance in on Friday after their disappointing game against Barrow the week before. They came out with a reaction and that’s what I’m hoping my boys will do this week.”