CEO Young hoping for bumper crowd for Roses double header

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Scarborough RUFC are all set to host a double dose of county rugby action this weekend as both Yorkshire’s men’s and women’s teams tackle their Lancashire counterparts at Silver Royd.

The match, which kicks off at 3pm, is the centrepiece of the afternoon which includes the women’s game at midday. It’s a historic day for rugby as it will be the first time the county’s women have played on the same day as the men’s representative side.

Scarborough RUFC’s chief executive Graeme Young said: “The joint women’s and men’s matches seemed to have generated some real excitement across the County.

“The presence of so many high profile rugby personalities, such as Sir Ian McGeechan and Bill Beaumont only adds to the occasion at Silver Royd.

“The interest in the matches has been phenomenal and the pre-ticket sales have far exceeded our expectations which is particularly pleasing.

“The honour of hosting the Roses matches seems a fitting way to end a long and somewhat ‘up and down’ season for the club and even the weather looks like it will be on our side.”

Under-18s can get in for free, while entry costs £9 for anyone else.

Gates open at 11am and there will be refreshments available plus a range of attractions including a brass band, bouncy castles and rides.