In North One East tomorrow, Bradford & Bingley are at home to second-placed Driffield, who have declined to also play the fixture as a Yorkshire Shield tie.

“I don’t think that they have thought this through,” admitted Bees press officer Nick Patterson of the visitors.

“We have thought it through as November 2, when the tie is due to be played, is World Cup final day.”

Cleckheaton, who are sixth, host Durham City, who are two places lower.

Cleck player-coach Thiu Barnard was delighted with his team’s display at York in a 49-29 defeat last weekend.

He said: “York are a good side to an extent but we didn’t turn up in the first half.

“We clawed our way back to 35-29 but we had no energy for the last 10 minutes as we had done so much defending.”

Brad Marsden should be back to bolster Cleck’s back row, while Andy Piper will hopefully be available for the front row.