Sheffield Titans top three certs as Sheffield RUFC stay top with home win

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Sheffield Tigers put a top-three placing in National Three North beyond doubt when they completed the season’s double over once-feared rivals Morley.

Tom Outram converted prop Ed Simmons’ early try to give Tigers the perfect start, before full-back Peter Swatkins and winger Henry Packard went over to give the visitors a commanding lead at the break.

Two second half tries for Morley reduced the arrears before Liam Wallace scored on the wing.

Sheffield are still leading North One East after a 28-19 win over Pocklington at Abbeydale Park, but are being pushed all the way by Ilkley.

Sheffield didn’t score their bonus-winning fourth try until the seventh minute of stoppage time to keep them just a point clear of Ilkley, who piled on ten tries in a 62-0 home win over Northern.

The Abbeydale side turned round 12-7 down, centre Joe McHale scoring their first try which Andy Hodgson converted.

As Pocklington were reduced to 13 men with two players in the sin bin, Sheffield fought back with a try by No 8 Jonny France and a penalty try, both converted by Hodgson. Pocklington scored again before Sheffield clinched their bonus point as France sprinted over for his second.

Dinnington, after failing to make any impression in the first half, fought back strongly before going down 17-14 in North One East at Alnwick.

Winger Steve Thompson and flanker Ryan Donnelly scored the match’s only second-half tries for Dinnington, both converted by Jonny West, but the visitors could not repeat their home win over the Northumberland side earlier in the season.

Wath on Dearne are relegated from Yorkshire One after they were beaten 27-17 at North Ribblesdale. Ribblesdale led 20-10 at the break through tries from Adam Ward, Andy Thwaite and Simon Bolland.

Wath scored three tries but were kept at bay for much of the second half and couldn’t find their way to the line for a bonus point.

Barnsley suffered a 20-8 Yorkshire Two defeat a Keighley, the home side scoring a four-try bonus which puts them to within a point of the Shaw Lane outfit.

A penalty by centre Will Smith and a try by flanker Nick Davies put Barnsley 8-5 ahead after 25 minutes, but they had no answer to Keighley’s second-half onslaught.

Stocksbridge lost 78-0 at Old Grovians, Mosborough were beaten 10-0 at Halifax, Sheffield Oaks went down 71-5 at Skipton and Sheffield Medicals were 13-10 losers at Leodiensian.

But Rotherham Clifton beat hosts Thirsk 24-5 in Yorkshire Five.