Beverley stay unbeaten

Kingstone Press National Conference League Division Three leaders Beverley, who have yet to taste defeat this season but had drawn two of their previous three games, recovered from 8-0 down midway through the first half to beat promotion rivals Clock Face Miners 26-12 last night. A full report will feature in Monday’s issue of League Express. Clock Face had, similarly, finished…

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Winning starts for Wales and England Students

  The Student Four Nations Championships got underway yesterday in Pontypridd with comfortable victories for the hosts and for the holders, England. Both England and Wales will, on their first showings, be confident of coming out on top tomorrow (Thursday) against Ireland and Scotland respectively, in which event Sunday’s meeting between the two sides will settle the title.   Results Tuesday…

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Birkenshaw Gala to go ahead – in homage to Max

Birkenshaw Bluedogs have confirmed that Saturday’s Gala at East Bierley ground will go ahead as planned, despite the death last Saturday of one of their players, Max Blakeley. Blakeley, who also played for Cleckheaton RUFC, passed away after complaining of feeling unwell at the Bluedogs’ Yorkshire Men’s League Division Five fixture at Heworth. The Bradford outfit’s Chairman, Adam Lincoln, said:…

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How they’re faring in the NCL

NATIONAL CONFERENCE LEAGUE RECORDS   After matches played Saturday 14 July 2018   LONGEST WINNING RUN PREMIER DIVISION: 16 games – HUNSLET CLUB PARKSIDE, still with a 100 per cent record after Saturday’s triumph at champions Thatto Heath. DIVISION ONE: 11 games – THORNHILL, thanks to a compelling success at Skirlaugh. DIVISION TWO: 10 games – promotion aspirants CROSFIELDS. DIVISION…

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Games fall by wayside as rock-hard pitches take their toll

Tomorrow’s Kingstone Press National Conference League Division Two fixture between Askam and West Bowling has been called off, together with other matches in the Barrow area, because of unfit grounds following the recent hot spell. The postponement has been followed by Askam’s second team fixture with Dalton in the Barrow & District League, with Ulverston’s home game with Hindpool A also succumbing to…

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Easts rally to see off local rivals

East Leeds eased to third, and Hunslet Warriors remain in the bottom three, following Easts’ 36-10 victory in last night’s Kingstone Press National Conference League Division Two fixture. Hosts Hunslet led 10-8 at the interval, having recovered from an early 8-0 deficit, but the visitors dominated exchanges in the second period to complete the `double’ after their 46-20 success at…

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