THE death of Bingley man James Etherington is casting a long shadow across the local rugby union scene this weekend.

For example, BRADFORD & BINGLEY will have a minute's silence in memory of the former Keighley Cougars Cubs player before their North One East match against Bridlington at Wagon Lane on Saturday.

Bees secretary Nick Patterson said: "His dad Barry has been our club cleaner and general handyman for about ten years, so it is like losing one of the family."

Meanwhile, BRADFORD SALEM'S Conor Wood was a mate of James' and the centre or flanker doesn't know whether he will be in the right frame of mind to play in their Yorkshire Division One home match against Old Rishworthians.

It has also taken some of the gloss off Bees hooker Matt Cochrane's engagement party on Saturday night.

Salem went through 2014-15 season unbeaten, but Rish not managed to draw the league game at Shay Lane, but had the hosts on the ropes.

BAILDON, who have no second-XV game, have named a squad of 26 for their Yorkshire Division Three derby at home to Leeds Modernians, but will trim it to 20 after training tonight.

Bradford & Bingley (home to Bridlington): A Sutcliffe; A Walker, I Finau, B Greaves, R Wilson; J Malthouse, D Jeffrey; S White, M Cochrane, R Wederell, T Frisch, H Jeffrey, T Booth, T Cummins, L Fraser. Replacements: M Crotch, M Mountain, TBA.

Bradford Salem (home to Old Rishworthians) from: R Smith, D Belcher, N Fontaine, H Hall, C Wood, J Abram, C Armstrong, A Robinson, M Booth, J Simpson; J Bradbury, W Collins, A Veitch, T O'Sullivan, B Whitaker, S Gardner, C Watson, M Darragh, C Manchester, G Griekis.