WHITEHAVEN player-boss Carl Forster reckons tomorrow’s trip to fellow form team York represents his side’s toughest remaining test prior to the Super 8s.

Haven produced their most complete performance and biggest win of the season last weekend when thrashing Gloucestershire All Golds 62-6 - leaving them second in League One behind odds-on favourites Toronto.

They are yet to face fellow promotion hopefuls Barrow and Doncaster, but rookie boss Forster became the latest rival coach to suggest the improving Knights are now in the shake-up too.

He said: “This (York) is probably our hardest fixture.

“They’re a quick side, they are good down the middle and have a lot of strike players. It’s a big test. We’ve got to play well for each other.”

However, he had a warning to the Knights too.

“Confidence is the best it’s been,” he declared. “Everyone is enjoying their rugby and each other’s company at the minute. It’s a good place to be. We’re enjoying playing for Whitehaven.

“We’ve still got Barrow and Doncaster to play, so there could still be a lot of movement. We’ll look at ourselves but it (second place) is ours to keep at the moment. It’s nice to be in that position.”

Forster, 25, the former St Helens and Salford prop, is the youngest head coach in the pro game having been appointed last September, after Haven were relegated from the Championship. He has since guided them to nine league wins from 10, their only defeat coming to Toronto.

He is likely to field a similar side tomorrow to that which thrashed the All Golds. “It was probably our best attacking and defensive performance of the season,” he said.