Rugby Union

Derby foes on weather watch

IT is fingers crossed that tomorrow’s big derby between Old Rishworthians and Heath can take place at Copley tomorrow (2.15).

World Rygby Chairman Bill Beaumont at Brods for sporeting dinner
From left
Richard Turner Chairman
Neil Davidson who organised the event
Bill Beaumont
Paul Ramsden Compere for the day

World Rugby chief in town

Old Brodleians were delighted that Bill Beaumont CBE, the head of World Rugby, was able to attend their inaugural Christmas Sportsman’s Lunch at their Woodhead clubhouse last Friday afternoon.

Jim Mallinder coach at Northampton and former Old Crossleyean

Ex-Crocs player Mallinder sacked

Former Old Crossleyans player Jim Mallinder has been sacked by Northampton Saints after more than 10 years as the club’s director of rugby.

Crocs let good lead slip

Crocs let good lead slip

The hard work put in by the Barnsley faithful in getting the pitch fit for play yesterday paid off as their side registered a 24-22 win over Old Crossleyans.

York v Brods
 Rob Jennings clearing our line.

Brods beaten by clincal leaders

Old Brodleians were unable to put a dent in the flawless record of Yorkshire One leaders York, losing 31-5 at Clifton Park on Saturday.

Halifax’s cup progress

Halifax’s cup progress

No hang ups from the previous week’s defeat at Leeds Corinthians were apparent as Halifax beat Wibsey 25-3 in the second round of the cup at Ovenden Park yesterday.

Wheatley Hills v Heath
Peter Birkett

Heath climb to second

Heath won 38-20 at Wheatley Hills yesterday in the first league meeting between the sides since 2010, when the Doncaster side went up as Yorkshire One champions.

Rishworthians v Selby
Callum Heseltine scores

Rishworthians survive scare

Rishworthians were hard pushed to beat lowly visitors Selby 35-22 in Yorkshire One yesterday after letting a 21-0 lead slip.

Heath win after flying start

Heath win after flying start

Heath responded well to successive defeats at the hands of Beverley with a 33-12 home success over lowly North Ribblesdale in Yorkshire One.

Josh Crickmay

Change of tactics pays dividends

Old Rishworthians put in a dominant second half performance to come away with a fine 27-7 bonus point win on Keighley’s new 3G pitch.

Brods v Wheatley Hills
Bennie Pritchett scoring his try

Rampant Brods rout Hills

Old Brodleians notched their biggest league win for 14 months with an eight-try 52-7 eclipse of next-to-bottom Wheatley Hills yesterday.

Heath v Beverley
Si Brown try

Painful return for Heath

Heath crashed out of the Yorkshire Shield on Saturday, losing 33-10 at Beverley’s Beaver Park ground where they had gone down to a last minute try in Yorkshire One seven days earlier.

Hullensians vs Old Rishworthians
Fraser Swarbrooke tackles

Late try sinks Rishworthians

Old Rishworthians, the only one of Calderdale’s six rugby union clubs in league action yesterday, lost 29-20 away to Hullensians in Yorkshire One.

Toronto Wolfpack and Siddal ARLFC hold a press conference to discuss the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup third round match taking place at Siddal on Saturday.
Pictured Siddal coach Gareth Greenwood.
22nd Febuary 2016.
Picture Jonathan Gawthorpe

Greenwood to coach Crocs backs

Old Crossleyans have recruited former Siddal RLFC coach Gareth Greenwood as backs coach for the remainder of this season.

Hartlepool Rugby Sevens team in Bangkok.

Hartlepool’s rugby team arrive home from Bangkok Sevens - and name player of the tournament

Hartlepool’s rugby team have arrived home from their Bangkok adventure, writes Roy Kelly.

North Ribblesdale v Brods 
Tom Kill scoring his try

Brods beaten in thriller

Old Brodleians are without a league game next weekend, giving them time to reflect and put things right after a 26-20 defeat away to lowly North Ribblesdale last Saturday.

Beverley v Heath
Matt Beasty

Heath sunk by last-gasp try

A try in the dying seconds of an enthralling match gave Beverley a 33-30 victory and ended visitors Heath’s eight match winning run on Saturday.

Gallagher penalty settles derby

Gallagher penalty settles derby

Joe Gallagher, a player who exchanged the blue and white of Halifax Vandals for the navy and yellow of Old Crossleyans in the summer, had the decisive say in yesterday’s first ever league derby between the clubs.

Rishworthians v Moortown
Harry Whitfield about to score

Tries for props in Copley draw

A brilliant second half performance by the pack saw Old Rishworthians come from 17-3 down to register a 20-20 draw at home to Moortown in Yorkshire One yesterday.

Vandals v Ripon
Martin Hamer

Vandals finding feet after step up

Halifax Vandals showed distinct signs that they are getting to grips with life in Yorkshire Two in a 22-22 home draw against Ripon on Saturday.

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