Women’s Roses clash all set to light up Silver Royd

Scarborough RUFC's Silver Royd base
Scarborough RUFC's Silver Royd base
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Following the announcement that Scarborough RUFC will host senior county rugby again in 2014, they have been served a further boost with news that Yorkshire Women will take on Lancashire before the men lock horns.

Scarborough’s £4million Silver Royd HQ has hosted several showpiece fixtures in recent years and this announcement will serve as a further feather in the club’s cap.

The games in the past have followed clashes between a Yorkshire.net XI and an overseas side.

SRUFC’s chief executive Graeme Young said: “It was a pleasant surprise to be contacted by the RFU regarding the women’s Roses match.

“It will make a tremendous addition to the day and comes just at the time we are looking to re-launch women’s and girls rugby in Scarborough.

“Women’s rugby is very skills based and played at a high tempo so from a spectator’s point of view the match will be a real bonus.”

It is also a distinct possibility that former Scarborough player Zoe Aldcroft will be playing in the women’s clash.

Young added: “There is a possibility that our own Zoe Aldcroft may be involved in the Yorkshire team.

“We still hope to incorporate somewhere over the weekend the Overseas All-stars v Local players match.”


12noon - Yorkshire Women v Lancashire Women

3pm - Yorkshire v Lancashire

Hospitality packages will be available on the afternoon, and will be announced shortly.