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Rugby Union

The return of Adam Whaites transformed North Ribblesdale at the end of last season

Ribblesdale clash is brought forward 24 hours

CLUBBING TOGETHER: QBE Insurance's Coaching Club programme has provided 2,015 coaches for 2015, including Old Grovians' Dan Nulty. Front, from left, at Twickenham are England coaches Andy Farrell, Stuart Lancaster, Mike Catt and Graham Rowntree

Nulty is part of big grass-roots impact

Former Baildon prop Adam Hewitt, left, has joined Bradford Salem from West Park Leeds

Bradford Salem sign former Baildon prop Hewitt

The Bumble Bees Barbarians, pictured with former Minister for Sport Helen Grant, will be playing touch rugby tomorrow against Halifax Magpies to coincide with the arrival of the Rugby World Cup in Halifax

Rugby World Cup at Bumble Bees game

Rob Baldwin, on the charge against Loughborough Students, is one of four key players making their return from long-term injury next season

Returning quartet are further boost for Greens

Rugby union latest

Wilson: Twickenham crowd can give us that extra World Cup lift

Wibsey are hoping that Jamie Vogel plays for them next season as well as coaching

Wibsey hoping to have Vogel back

Full back Danny Belcher is Bradford Salem's first-team players' player of the year

Belcher wins Bradford Salem award

Ilkley winger Ben Magee makes a break during their SSE North One East home league victory over Bradford & Bingley last season. The teams will meet again in a pre-season friendly at Stacks Field on Saturday, August 15

Backs coach on the horizon as Ilkley sign more players

Jack Mackie, son of new club chairman Paul, is one of the few players to have made the transition all the way from juniors to seniors at Otley

Mackie: PET can carry Otley towards a brighter future

Simon Willet, pictured playing for Wharfedale's in last season's Yorkshire Cup final against Harrogate at West Park Leeds. The Greens have opted not to enter the competition next season Picture: Ro Burridge

League is the priority for Wharfedale

Otley could be moving from Cross Green to Pool Road

Otley Rugby Club members give green light for re-location talks

Bradford Salem are to form a women's rugby union team, with the first training session being on Thursday, July 23 (7.15pm)

Salem to form women's team

A late try sent the Great Britain Armed Forces rugby league team to defeat against the Combined Australian Services

Queeley hard to take

Old Grovians have signed six players as they prepare for life in SSE Yorkshire Division Two

Old Grovians make six signings

Wibsey start pre-season training on Tuesday, July 7 at Northfield Road

Wibsey announce training sessions

John Spencer is scheduled to be the RFU president in 2017-18, just weeks after finishing the British & Irish Lions tour to New Zealand as manager

Spencer is on the ladder to success with RFU

Harrogate and Otley will again be league foes next season Picture; Richard Dyson

Tasty appetiser for Otley

Prince Harry, honorary president of England Rugby 2015, and Jonny Wilkinson at the launch of the 100 Day Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour at Twickenham on Wednesday

Rugby World Cup comes to Halifax

The counter-attraction of Bingley Music Live in nearby Myrtle Park has not dissuaded Bradford & Bingley from hosting Bradford Salem on the opening weekend of the Yorkshire Division One season

Home derby against Salem is music to Bees' ears

Baildon girls' and under-11s' coach Andy Pollard put youngsters through their paces

Engaging Baildon are Twickenham runners-up

Flanker Aaron Myers has left Wharfedale to join West Hartlepool

Greens sign Leeds students

Adam Falkner, making a tackle, is continuing as Baildon's coach

Baildon seeking pre-season foes

Wharfedale's Josh Burridge holding the Under-20s County Championship trophy aloft last month is one of the photographs that will feature in John Ashton's exhibition

Impressive pictures at exhibition

Bradford Salem lock Dan Snowden celebrates his side's double-winning season with the Yorkshire Shield in front of City Hall – Picture: Andy Garbutt

Lord Mayor challenges Salem to earn another civic reception

Barbarians' secretary Gordon Brown presents the Barbarians FC Charitable Trust’s donation towards the first Mixed Ability Rugby World Tournament, which will be held in Bradford in August. From left are International Mixed Ability Sports director Martino

Barbarians donate £5,000 to mixed ability world tournament

Northampton have beaten off competition from other top Aviva Premiership clubs to sign former Otley loanee Paul Hill

Former Otley loanee joins Northampton

Wharfedale scrum half James Doherty in action in the Yorkshire Cup final against Harrogate before being concussed after being driven to the ground head first Picture: Ro Burridge

Harrogate lock banned for 15 weeks for Doherty incident

Former Minister for Sport Helen Grant shows her support for the Bumbles and the first Mixed Ability Rugby World Tournament

Bumbles backing World Tournament

Ilkley winger Ben Magee is one player who is attracting attention from higher-league clubs

Ilkley hoping to hang on to prize assets

Prop Jake Armstrong has signed for Championship club Doncaster – Picture: Ro Burridge

Armstrong says thanks for Wharfedale memories

New Otley chairman Paul Mackie wants to help provide a bridge for junior players transferring to the senior game

Mackie named new Otley chairman

Lock Russ Gomersall, left, was prominent for Yarnbury Seconds as they dominated the first half

It's a steal as Pound wins it for Yarnbury

Scott Jordan wants to return to Wharfedale, even though he only lives ten minutes away from current club Preston Grasshoppers

McGee and Feeley back in harness at Wharfedale after two-year absence

Tim Lamb, believed to be Bradford Salem's last survivor from their initial 1960 Yorkshire Shield-winning team, helps the 2015 vintage celebrate the club's fourth Shield triumph after an extra-time victory over Bridlington at Hull Ionians – Picture: Davi

Clough the Salem hero as they complete fairy-tale double

Andy Malley was an early scorer for Ilkley

Seconds hang on to complete Ilkley treble

Ross Kirtland is hoping to play for England under-18s next season

England aim for Kirtland

Yarnbury Seconds meet Wharfedale's Development XV in the Spray Plant (UK) Ltd Aire-Wharfe Cup final next Wednesday at Brownberrie Lane (7.30)

Yarnbury host final

Otley's 150th anniversary wine glass, which, along with a tankard, can be bought as a souvenir

Otley bring out 150th anniversary items

Lock John Morrell is one of three Salem survivors from their 2006 Yorkshire Shield final against Bridlington at Pontefract

Twickers chance is massive incentive for Salem

Yorkshire celebrate their Under-20 County Championship victory at Twickenham Picture: John Ashton

Twickers joy for Josh as Yorkshire win under-20s crown

Christian Georgiou's new deal with Yorkshire Carnegie takes him to the end of the 2016-17 season

Georgiou signs new deal with Yorkshire Carnegie

James Doherty, in action in last week's Yorkshire Cup final before being tip-tackled, is hoping to have recovered sufficiently to attend Wharfedale's dinner tomorrow night Picture: Ro Burridge

Youth come to the fore as Greens find a silver lining

Amy Gilbert of Brighouse Ladies, who has been selected in the 2015 England Students' ladies' rugby league squad

Gilbert successful at trials

Nathan Rogers scored the winning try for Old Otliensians before being sin-binned

Field of dreams as Otliensians win semi-final thriller in stoppage time

There was little for James Doherty to smile about after he suffered a neck injury as a result of foul play in the Yorkshire Cup final Picture: Ro Burridge

Doherty incident leaves bitter taste for beaten Greens

Joe Moore receives one of his three awards from Baildon Rugby Union Football president Dr Mark Purvis

Treble-winner Moore is the merrier

Bradford Salem full back Danny Belcher scored four tries on his way to haul of 35 points

Belcher's brilliance puts Bradford Salem one step from double

Dan Cookson was a try-scorer for Bradford & Bingley Barbarians

Mackenzie helps to seal final berth

England Under-19 player Taylor Prell has been added to Wharfedale's squad for tonight's Yorkshire Cup final

Wharfedale have ring of confidence before Yorkshire Cup final

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