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We are the Champions! College retains the Rugby League Yorkshire Cup

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Wakefield College 36 - 10 Huddersfield 
New College Rugby League Yorkshire Cup Final

Wakefield College visited Lock Lane ARLFC for the second year in succession to see it they could repeat their success of the previous year and carry off the coveted Colleges Yorkshire Cup.

Wakefield started brightly enough with forwards Jack Binks, Liam Ellis and Ryan ‘Rhino’ Parker coming to the fore providing a platform for Wakefield’s talented outside backs to show their skills which allowed both Dan Cahill and Adam Richardson who was outstanding on the day to go over for respective scores.

Wakefield would probably have posted more points on the board if they had managed to cut out the silly mistakes and handling errors, only resolute defence keeping the holders in the lead. Wakefield went close again when Liam Ellis followed Scott Talbot who made the initial half break only to be held up over the line.

Chad Moss who was outstanding at Fullback, marshalled his troops from the back and was a continual threat on his kick returns, often getting the Wakefield side on the front foot.

With the introduction of forwards Luke Moffett and Ryan the “Terminator” Kelsey gave Wakefield College some much needed impetuous .With Harry Carter and Martin Robinson continually asking questions of the Huddersfield’s tiring defence, cracks were starting to appear in the Huddersfield’s stubborn defence.

Wakefield were now controlling the ball much better and they reaped their rewards with tries from Joe Bachelor racing in from 40 yards, and Scott Talbot nipped over for a cheeky little try of his own.

Wakefield finally closed the game out with a late try from Jamie Crowther meaning Wakefield ran out winners 36- 10.

Head Coach Mick Bamford said “It is a fantastic effort by the whole of the RLDC and their staff that we have managed to retain the Yorkshire Cup. I thought that we weren’t at our fluent best today and at times our dogged defence kept us in the game. But it is a credit to the attitude of the players, if we can retain a major Cup without hitting the heights of previous games”.

Assistant Coach Dane Weatherill “ We kept really good shape at times today but what we need to improve on is our execution and skill on occasions, we are creating the opportunities but we need to be a bit more clinical at times”

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CONTACT: For more information email info@wakefield.ac.uk, or telephone 01924 789789.
DATE: 3 April, 2012

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