Whitehaven will have Jake Moore back in action for Sunday’s Challenge Cup clash against Dewsbury.

The talented second row forward had to retire after being winded in last weekend’s home defeat by Oldham.

There were concerns when he struggled to get his breath after a heavy tackle but recovered afterwards and was training as normal this week.

Losing Moore would have been a blow, as Haven will have another second-row forward Brett Phillips suspended on Sunday.

He was given the one-match ban after tripping a Broncos player two weeks ago in an incident the referee had put on report.

Sam Forrester will be banned for the same offence after he was yellow-carded against Oldham and the Roughyeds were awarded a controversial penalty try.

Assistant coach Jonty Gorley said: “Any ban will be next week for the Toulouse game but the concern for us was that he might have been unfit to play against Dewsbury.

“He went over on his ankle in the warm-up on Sunday and felt it once or twice during the game.

“Sam trained on Wednesday, and provided there’s no reaction he will be involved against Dewsbury.

“Chris Taylor was up for treatment on his knee but has to undergo a scan. Hopefully he will be able to start jogging next week.

“We still have a few out of action as Connor Holliday and Sam Dowsett both have hamstring problems. They are getting there but not yet ready to return.

“Glenn Riley displaced his knee cap in the game with Town on January 19 and he did some light running on Wednesday so it’s a slow recovery.”

Dewsbury collected their first points of the season on Tuesday with a feisty 18-16 win at Halifax in a rearranged Championship game.

“That was a bit of a surprise but shows what a useful team they have. With two experienced half-backs and a strong pack of forwards they look well equipped.

“I know they have a duel registration agreement with Hull KR, but I imagine the Super League club won’t be so keen to let players go out for the Challenge Cup.

“For us, though, it’s not so much about Dewsbury but what we do ourselves. How we played against Swinton and Oldham isn’t how we train.

“We scored three tries to Oldham’s two on Sunday but still didn’t do enough with the ball when we had it.

"As we keep saying to the lads, we have to ask more questions when we are in possession and that’s what we work on in training,” said Gorley.

Haven will certainly need to improve from last week's performance against Oldham if they are to see off the Rams and get into round five.