Young’s delight at Roses clash

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Scarborough RUFC will again host county rugby in 2014 after they were awarded Yorkshire’s clash with Roses rivals Lancashire.

The Silver Royd club played host to Yorkshire’s games against Lancashire and Durham in 2012 and 2013 respectively and impressed enough to be rewarded with a third lucrative encounter.

The Roses clash will take place on Saturday May 17 2014, with the highly-anticipated encounter will again be preceded by a charity clash between a Yorkshire XV and an overseas opposition.

SRUFC’s chief executive Graeme Young is delighted with the news that the club have yet again been handed a showpiece fixture.

He said: “We were delighted to receive notice that our bid to host at Silver Royd the Roses 2014 match has been successful.

“Yorkshire v Lancashire is the premier rugby fixture in National County Championship with the final played at Twickenham for the Bill Beaumont Cup.

“This is the third consecutive year that the club has been awarded a county fixture which is an unprecedented achievement and one of which we are very proud.

“The county were impressed with our ability to manage major events and attract large and diverse crowds to Silver Royd.”

Young revealed that the players and coaches of Yorkshire also got behind Scarborough’s bid to host the game after they were impressed by the facilities on offer at the last two county clashes.

Young added: “What was especially pleasing was the support our bid received from the players and coaches involved with the Yorkshire team, who appreciate the efforts of dozens of volunteers at Silver Royd who are instrumental to the success of the fixture.”