Yorkshire honours and cup joy for Harrogate U-15s

Yorkshire representatives Sam Thomas and Ben Thomas.
Yorkshire representatives Sam Thomas and Ben Thomas.

Two Harrogate U-15s players represented Yorkshire on Easter Sunday, stepping out for a Battle of the Roses.

Ben Bond, who attends Ashville School and played outside centre, scored a well worked try which he duly converted.

Sam Thomas, who attends St John Fisher School, played an assured game at loose head prop.

This was a great honour and achievement by both of them to represent the county on Sunday where the A team beat Lancashire 19-7.

It was a clean sweep for Yorkshire on the day as Yorkshire B team beat Lancashire Presidents XV 39-0.

Both players play for Harrogate U15s and it was a great boost to have both games played on home soil at Claro Road, in front of a large crowd. Harrogate coach Gerry Thomas said: “They can be both proud of what they have achieved.”

Meanwhile, Harrogate U-15s won the Easters Pocklington Sevens tournament in convincing style, not losing a single game on the day.

The squad stuck to the game plan and were assured throughout with confident plays and solid attacking work.

Harry Cleary was the top try scorer with his clean powerful breaks after a dominant display in the breakdown.

The whole day was a well organised event and the team’s thanks go to the Pocklington organisers.