Tigers and Sheffield RUF reach Yorks Cup third round

Charlie Cone broke the deadlock for Tigers
Charlie Cone broke the deadlock for Tigers
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Sheffield Tigers overcame wind, rain and mud at Lockwood Park to beat hosts Huddersfield 19-0 in the second round of the Yorkshire Cup on Saturday.

Galeforce winds and sweeping rain made the conditions almost unplayable, but the match went ahead and Tigers who came out on top, booking themselves a home game against Cleckheaton in the third round on February 6.

Second row Charlie Cone broke the deadlock when he touched down after 20 minutes, and full-back Chris Hawkins added the conversion. And on the half hour mark scrum-half Alex Drage added a second try to put Tigers 12-0 ahead at half time.

Conditions deteriorated as the second half progressed, but hooker Mitch Binney barged over for a third try after 60 minutes, and fly-half Charlie Dunn kicked the conversion to complete the victory.

Sheffield RUFC reached the third round without a ball being kicked, after scheduled opponents Guisborough conceded the match. Sheffield will play at Ilkley in the next round.

Dinnington pulled out of their scheduled Yorkshire Cup clash at Cleckheaton.

Barnsley suffered a 14-0 defeat at home against Selby in the Yorkshire Shield second round.

All square at half time, the visitors ran in tries through prop Greg Nagle and scrum-half Andrew McLoughlin to secure their place in the next round.

In rearranged Yorkshire League matches, Stocksbridge battled to a narrow 21-16 victory at Leeds Modernians in Division Three, while Rotherham Phoenix’s scheduled match at Harrogate Pythons was postponed once again.

In Yorkshire Four, Mosborough lost out 28-0 to visitors Rotherham Clifton, while in Division Five Hallamshire were 38-0 losers at home against Stanley Rodillians.