Scarborough RUFC ready to host thrilling county clash

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This weekend’s Bill Beaumont Cup encounter at Scarborough’s Silver Royd promises to be a real relegation cracker.

Yorkshire take on Durham at 3pm on Saturday in a game that will result in relegation for the losing side.

Neither team will want to slip out of North Division One and Yorkshire will still be reeling from last weekend’s loss at the hands of Roses Rivals Lancashire, so it is set up for a real battle.

Prior to this game will be another thrilling match-up, which will see a Yorkshirerugby.net XV tackling an Overseas XV, 12pm start.

As well as Scarborough’s Phil Watson, Tom Ratcliffe, Tom Harrison, Corey Dennis and Nino Cutino turning out in this game, there will also be a number of exciting entertainers, including a South Sea Island international.

This will be the second time Scarborough has hosted a county game, following on from last year’s Roses showpiece.

Scarborough CEO Graeme Young is expecting another great day.

“Last year was a great day and we are hoping for something similar this time around,” he said.

“The curtain-rasier will be a real festival of rugby because some of the overseas players look to be very exciting.

“After that there is the county match, which has plenty of interest around the fixture.

“Yorkshire can still come joint-top with Lancashire in the table, but on the flip-side the losers will go down.”

As well as a treat for rugby fans, there will also be plenty going on for all of the family.

He added: “We have bouncy castles and lots going on for children, so it will be a great day for the family.

“The only thing we can’t predict is the weather, lets hope it stays nice for what should be a fantastic day.”

Gates open at 11am and refreshments are available throughout.

Match day entry is £8 including a complimentary programme - under-18s are free.