NORTH 1 EAST
BRIDLINGTON RUFC 23 – 29 PERCY PARK RFC
Percy Park made the picturesque journey down the east coast of Yorkshire to Bridlington in the first of the 3pm kick offs of 2019. The Dukes Park side had lost their previous 4 games and are in danger of dropping down to Yorkshire 1. Prior to the game Park sat in 10th spot after the gut wrenching defeat at home at the hands of Morley two weeks earlier. In the reverse encounter against Brid at Preston Avenue in November, Park won convincingly 43 – 0. North 1 East is a very competitive league and normally 50 points in the season would ensure safety, but this season clubs from the relegation zone up to 6th place are all within 15 points of each other, so points are at a premium, and Park were looking for only their second win on the road this season.
Three players made their 1st XV debuts with former Brid player Ollie Stephenson starting for the black and whites at full back with Matty Boustead unavailable. With Leo Caulfield out too Mark Barry moved into the back row, and Ruairi McHarg and Adam Hay were named on the bench. Injuries and unavailability affects all sides, and to empasise the fact, the team that travelled to Bridlington contained only 8 player in the squad of 18 who had played Brid back in November.
Looking for a fun new way to increase your fitness levels, add some social time to your life or to try a new exciting sport? Come along and give Touch a go!
Percy Park Pirates are running 5 weeks of womens or mens only try touch rugby sessions suitable for anyone aged 14yrs and over. No experience is necessary as all the basics will be covered during the sessions with easy skill drills and games. Touch is a really fun and sociable way to increase your activity levels and you won’t even realise how active you are as you’ll be too busy learning a new game and enjoying the session. Social touch can be played at any pace making it great for those who currently have low activity levels or are recovering from an injury.
Touch is a semi-contact sport that takes some of the fundamental rules of rugby but eliminates the tackling, opting for a ‘touch’ in place of the tackle. No pain, just pure fun. Touch is a really inclusive sport that can be played by both men and women in separate teams or in a mixed team with players ranging from 14-70 yrs old.
Everyone registered will receive a free wristband and if you attend 3 or more session you get a FREE t-shirt!
INTERESTED? Of Course you are! Bring a friend or 2, the more the merrier.
Register here: https://tinyurl.com/y7qtvr72