Yorkshire Carnegie to tackle Rotherham at Silver Royd

Championship side Yorkshire Carnegie will play Rotherham Titans at Silver Royd in October
Championship side Yorkshire Carnegie will play Rotherham Titans at Silver Royd in October

Championship outfit Yorkshire Carnegie, formerly Leeds Carnegie, will play their Yorkshire derby clash with Rotherham Titans at Scarborough RUFC’s Silver Royd base later this year.

The club are looking to spread their brand across the county and will play a number of their British & Irish Cup games on the road, with Scarborough set to host one of their ties.

Sir Ian McGeechan pictured at Leeds Carnegie Stadium, Headingley, Leeds

Sir Ian McGeechan pictured at Leeds Carnegie Stadium, Headingley, Leeds

For the past three seasons, Yorkshire Carnegie have taken ‘home’ games on the road around the county as part of Chairman Sir Ian McGeechan’s vision to promote Rugby Union throughout Yorkshire. Having previously played at York, Otley and Wharfedale, for the 2014-15 British & Irish Cup games, the club will travel further into West Yorkshire for the first time and head to the Yorkshire coast.

The first on the road game sees a Yorkshire derby at Scarborough on Friday October 10, with the game against the Titans kicking off at 8pm.

Later that month, Carnegie will take on Welsh opposition, which is yet to be decided, as they return to Hull Ionians for a third consecutive season, on Saturday October 25.

Finally, Yorkshire Carnegie will take on Ulster Ravens at Huddersfield YMCA on Sunday December 7 in the first competitive meeting between the two sides.

Commenting on the announcement, Yorkshire Carnegie chairman Sir Ian McGeechan (pictured) said, “I am delighted to be welcoming Scarborough and Huddersfield YMCA into our circuit of venues who have hosted us for the on the road games.

“It is vital for us to spread the word about Yorkshire Carnegie and our ambitions for rugby union in the county to as many people as possible and these games certainly allow this.

“We spoke to a number of clubs and venues and we were grateful for the time and effort each club made to host the three games.

“We were extremely impressed by, not just the set ups at Scarborough and Huddersfield YMCA, but also their enthusiasm to make the games big occasions for them as a club.”