Rugby Union: Bradford and Bingley will be aiming to clinch a place in the lucrative Tetley Bitter Cup next season by winning their Independent Agriculture Yorkshire Cup quarter-final at Sandal tomorrow.

The Bees, who are without Richard Hagerty (knee ligaments) for the remainder of the season, know they are underdogs, but are hopeful of causing an upset if they can reproduce the form that led to the defeat of Vale of Lune last Saturday in North Division Two.

Tom Garnett takes Hagerty's place in the second row, with Andy Smith coming in at prop.

If Bees fail to win tomorrow they will still have a chance of getting into the Tetley Bitter Cup.

An alternative avenue would open up if Doncaster defeat New Brighton a week tomorrow in North Division One.

That would clinch promotion for the South Yorkshiremen to Jewson National League Two North and that in turn would give Bradford and Bingley a place in the Tetley's Bitter Cup next season.

Defeat for Doncaster, however, would mean Hull Ionians, Bridlington and the Bees playing-off for the two other Yorkshire places in the national cup.

Wharfedale, who have a re-arranged Jewson National League One match at Rosslyn Park, are boosted by the return of Andy Hodgson. The full back, who broke his leg playing for Bradford Bulls last August, is on the bench.

The Dalesmen give a league debut to 18-year-old former North of England Colts fly half David McCabe, who joined the club six months ago from Broughton Park.

Elsewhere, it is mainly club match fare, with Tim Midgley coming into the second row for Peter Southgate for Keighley, who are at home to Pontefract.

Bradford Salem, with the Yorkshire Division One title wrapped up weeks ago, are at home to North East Division One Goole.

Tim Cook and Ian Clarke are absent for the Heaton club, who bring Ben Scarbrough into the second row and switch Neil Klenk to the wing.

Baildon choose from 21 for their home match against Calder Vale from North West Division Three.

"We hope they will allow us to adopt a flexible substitution rule, as happens in rugby league, as we don't want to get any players injured before we take on Knottingley in our crucial league match a week tomorrow," admitted Baildon coach Malcolm Lightowler.

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