BRADFORD Bulls and Dewsbury Rams have announced that, going forward, they will be competing for the Jeff Grayshon Trophy in remembrance and recognition of the rugby league legend, following his sad passing last week.

Jeff Grayshon MBE began his career at Dewsbury, making over 200 appearances in a successful eight-year stay, before going on to become a Bradford Northern legend.

He played for the club from 1979-1985, before having a second spell in 1987, scoring 34 tries during his time at Bradford.

Grayshon could play almost anywhere on the field.

He began at full back before going on to become a forward later on in a career that saw him play until he was 45 years old.

Dewsbury chairman Mark Sawyer said: “Jeff Grayshon played with distinction for our club and was part of the 1973 Championship winning team. He will always be held in the highest regard by all of us.”

Bradford Bulls' chairman Nigel Wood said: “Jeff Grayshon was one of the those ultra-consistent forwards around which Peter Fox fashioned his championship-winning side.

“He played with flair and skill and it was no surprise when his country called. We are grateful that Jeff’s family have allowed the two clubs to celebrate his rugby life in this way.”

The inaugural Jeff Grayshon Memorial Trophy clash will take place on Sunday, April 25 against Dewsbury Rams at the Tetley’s Stadium, with kick-off at 7:30pm.