Inter-Town competition back on the agenda

A Castleford & Featherstone ARL representative side could be back in action again after an eight-year hiatus.

A proposal by Cutsyke, made at Tuesday’s delegates’ meeting, to reform the team during the summer was given unanimous support. Danny Bolton (Fryston), together with Gary Lumb, Paul Watson and Stuart Davies of Cutsyke, have been put forward as coaches.

Cutsyke envisage three games in July, also involving the Leeds and Wakefield leagues, with the latter two possibly linking to form one side.

Representatives of the three leagues will meet in early February to agree detail.

Meanwhile, Cutsyke have proposed that the Castleford & Featherstone ARL should not select amateur international, or professional, players. Davies said: “Our aim is that club players of a decent standard should be given the chance to enjoy representative rugby, with every club in the district having one or two players in the squad.”

The three leagues last met in 2008, Wakefield beating Castleford & Featherstone in the final of an evenly-contested competition in which Leeds also impressed.