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Rugby Union

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

Bradford Salem, seen celebrating the SSE Yorkshire Division Two championship, are now seeking to add the Yorkshire Shield to their trophy cabinet

Bradford Salem out to make Yarnbury pay

Otley skipper and scrum half Stephen Depledge was named player of the season and supporters' player of the year

Depledge at the double

Wharfedale finish with a flourish

Wharfedale finish with a flourish

Declan Jackson has broken the club record for tries in a season for Old Otliensians with 35

Salem can't hold up Otliensians

Andy Hodgson, on the way to his try at Esher, was an experienced head for Wharfedale when they needed it Picture: Ro Burridge

Feeley: Hodgson has given us a touch of class

Peter Clegg is looking forward to the challenge

Clegg returns to Otley with plans for a bright future

Director of rugby Graeme Sheffield, left, and head coach Kevin Young during their last game in charge of Keighley at home to Goole Picture: Charlie Perry

Regime change at Rose Cottage

Andy Hodgson, pictured cutting up the dust at Esher, scored their only try Picture: Ro Burridge

Spirited Greens lack cutting edge

Jamie Booth's try put Bradford Salem 17-3 ahead

Salem are the new invincibles

Freddie Watson was one of Otley's try-scorers

Defence is again lax Otley's Achilles heel

Christian Baines scored thee tries for Old Grovians, who topped the 1,000-point mark for the season

Perfect end as champions Grovians keep unbeaten home record

Martin Woodhead's try seemed likely to give Cleckheaton victory

Cup tie takes toll as Cleck fade away n last quarter

Dean McNicholl scored Bradford Salem Seconds' first try against Wharfedale's Development team

Another double-header at Shay Lane

Influential Salem prop Simon Davies

It will be just champion if Salem can set unbeatable record

Adam Howard scores for Wharfedale Picture: Ro Burridge

Cleckheaton smiling in defeat after pushing Yorkshire Cup holders in semi-final

Cleckheaton's Richard Brown is facing his former club tonight in a semi-final of the Yorkshire Cup

Cleckheaton name strong team for Yorkshire Cup semi-final

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