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1YORKS Rugby is off to a great start in 2017
It has been an excellent start for 1 YORKS RFC with both the Hindoostan and the 1st XV proceeding well in their respective leagues. Following some pre-season training with Yorkshire Carnegie the 1st XV got off to a slow start with a 31-17 loss away at 7 RHA, however; several key players were still in Canada and we knew that we had a better performance in the tank. The following match demonstrated that potential with a convincing 37 – 12 win over the Welsh Guards. That was followed up by a very hard fought win over 12 RA; 21-15. The 1st XV were starting to play some excellent rugby and went on to comfortable victories against the Royal Welsh, The Scots Guards and 2 RIFLES in the following three fixtures, amassing over 122 points and only conceding 27. We are now in to the semi-final on 3rd March with the opponents TBC.
The Hindoostan have also had an excellent season with wins over both 14 Signals Regiment and 12 Signals Regiment. The Hindoostan team is proving to be an excellent development side and is key to identifying some new talent that is coming through. It has also given the opportunity for some of the older and bolder rugby players to pull on their boots once more. They have another game against the RTR in the next few weeks but should look to qualify for the semi-final of their competition as well.
As well as the regular season the team also had the opportunity to tour South Africa. 35 players mainly from 1 YORKS but bolstered by a few from 2 YORKS and the R WELSH, conducted a two-week tour of Cape Town, South Africa. An absolutely fantastic experience with some extremely hard fought rugby along the way.
Our new Patron
Sir Gary Verity, Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire has graciously agreed to be our new Patron.
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