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Ovenden keep 100 per cent record

Three rugby matches beat the extended freeze in Calderdale yesterday, two in the Pennine ARL and one in the 15-a-side code in Yorkshire Two.

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Heath v Rishworthians
Fraser Swarbrooke

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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Rugby League - Ovenden v North Hull Knights. Sam Morrows for Ovenden.

Ovenden reach county cup final

Only a handful of local amateur teams were in action yesterday as the first severe icy blast of winter froze pitches.

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Ovenden’s county cup clash

Ovenden’s county cup clash

Ovenden Face North Hull Knights in the Bartletts Yorkshire Cup semi-final at Four Fields on Saturday.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Rugby league - Fee Cup final between Brighouse Rangers and Illingworth at Old Brods, Hipperholme.
Karl Frankland for Brighouse.

Rangers beaten in close contest

Brighouse Rangers were beaten 14-6 at home by Queens in yesterday’s battle of the second and third clubs in the Pennine League’s Championship.

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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.

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Rugby League - Siddal v Brighouse Rangers. Sam Moon for Siddal.

Siddal cut short Brighouse comeback

Siddal won yesterday’s Pennine League Championship derby against Brighouse Rangers by 24-12 in cold, blustery conditions at Chevinedge.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Halifax ARL Under 12s Final
Brighouse Rangers 12 Siddal 36

Final glory for Siddal and Brighouse

BRIGHOUSE Rangers under 15s denied local amateur giants Siddal a clean sweep of the honours in Sunday’s Halifax ARL junior finals at Brighouse Sports Club.

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