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Siddal run riot in second half

Siddal are sitting pretty with a five-point lead in the National Conference League after a runaway 64-24 success away to Leigh Miners Rangers yesterday.

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Halifax RU’s new coaching team

Halifax RU’s new coaching team

Halifax RUFC have moved quickly to fill the coaching void created by the shock departure of Neil Spence.

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Crocs spared the drop

Crocs spared the drop

Old Crossleyans RUFC chairman Howard Cooper has welcomed the club’s reprieve in Yorkshire Two.

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Halifax Vandals celebrate their Yorkshire Three title triumph with win at Castleford, April 2017

Vandals’ unlikely title triumph

Halifax Vandals were crowned Yorkshire Three champions when they eased to a 19-3 victory away to a robust and dogged Castleford side determined to spoil the party.

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Heath v York
Eddie Cartwright try

Rampant York run Heath ragged

Heath slumped to their heaviest Yorkshire One defeat of the season as visitors York ran in 10 tries in a 66-27 win at North Dean yesterday.

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Old Rishworthians v Wath
Anthony Shoesmith scores the first of his three tries

Try record for Shoesmith

Anthony Shoesmith broke the club’s try-scoring record for a season as Old Rishworthians signed off from Yorkshire Two with a 43-8 home win over Wath Upon Dearne yesterday.

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Brods v Bridlington
 Oliver Akroyd scoring our last try

Brods exit for coach Smith?

Old Brodleians head coach Matt Smith was saying his farewells to the players after yesterday’s closing 33-17 home defeat to champions Bridlington in Yorkshire One.

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Crunch last day for local pair

Crunch last day for local pair

This season’s last round of Yorkshire League rugby union fixtures take place on Saturday and the stakes are high for Halifax Vandals and Old Crossleyans.

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High Peak Conservative MP, Andrew Bingham, attended an event at Westminster recently to throw his weight behind the Sport and Recreation Alliances Red Card to Red Tape campaign, which aims to help sports clubs in the High Peak.

Commentator and former England rugby union international Brian Moore joined Andrew at the event, which highlighted the Alliances campaign to reduce the regulatory burden on sports clubs.

Andrew said: Sport and recreation clubs are a vital part of our social fabric. There are dozens of clubs in the High Peak that do a fantastic job providing sports facilities for their members, as well as providing valuable social work within the community. Most of them are run by volunteers who put in a lot of time and effort to give their membership the chance to take part in sport.

They deserve more support, and cutting bureaucracy for clubs would provide tangible benefits for all involved. I am asking the Government to examine the Alliances report and cut red tape for grassroots sport. If im

Moore in good spirits

FORMER England hooker Brian Moore has issued a light-hearted response to the goodwill messages that have greeted news of his heart attack.

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Vandals close in on title

Vandals close in on title

Halifax Vandals just require a win at Castleford on the last day of the season to be promoted as Yorkshire Three champions after blowing away under-strength Old Otliensians 75-7 yesterday.

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Crossleyans facing drop

Crossleyans facing drop

Old Crossleyans are facing the stark reality of relegation to Yorkshire Three following their 34-24 defeat at Roundhegians yesterday.

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Thornes vs Old Rishworthians
Chris Stone scores

Rishies show strength in depth

Old Rishworthians’ strength in depth was tested to the limit away to Thornensians yesterday but the promoted Copley men came through it with a 36-28 away win.

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Bradford Salem v Brods
 Bennie Pritchett

Bennie signs off in style

Old Brodleians returned to winning ways with a convincing 31-15 home victory over Yorkshire One relegation candidates Selby on Saturday.

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Crocs’ drop fears mount

Crocs’ drop fears mount

Old Crossleyans are only one point above the Yorkshire Two drop zone after they suffered a 35-30 home defeat to Grovians and Leodiensian won 31-0 at home to Wath Upon Dearne.

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Harrogate Pythons v Halifax Vandals

Middle is Matt Maeer celebrating with captain Paul Jowett

Vandals on up after win over Pythons

Halifax Vandals clinched promotion to Yorkshire Two after a brutally impressive second half performance gave them a 36-13 victory away to Harrogate Pythons.

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Frustration for Heath

Frustration for Heath

For the second time this season Heath outplayed Scarborough in Yorkshire One but were beaten, this time by 24-16 at North Dean yesterday.

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Old Rishworthians vs Wetherby
Taniela Bakoso scores

Two promotions for Rishies

It was a historic day for Old Rishworthians yesterday with the first team and development side both clinching promotion.

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Halifax fade after taking lead

Halifax fade after taking lead

Halifax were beaten 59-19 away to Leeds Modernians in Saturday’s re-arranged Yorkshire Three contest.

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Barnsley v Old Rishworthians

Ed Cockroft

Fine first 40 boosts Rishies

Rishworthians went to Barnsley yesterday to do a job and by half-time had virtually done it.

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