21st September 2017, 11:08 | community

Huge double-header set for Batley on Saturday

Huge double-header set for Batley on Saturday

Two major community game trophies up for grabs...

It's a huge double-header of Rugby League this weekend as both the Yorkshire Men's League Grand Final and Challenge Trophy Final take place at Batley Bulldogs' Fox's Biscuits Stadium on Saturday.

Beverley's clash with Siddal Academy in the Yorkshire Men's League Grand Final kicks off proceedings at 1pm, with Wigan St Pats going head-to-head with Hunslet Club Parkside in the Challenge Trophy Final, 3.15pm kick off.

Led by Hull FC and England star Scott Taylor, Beverley have enjoyed a strong 2017.

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After reaching the Forty20 Cup Final last year, the East Yorkshire outfit enjoyed an unbeaten run throughout August to help them finish fourth in the Premier Division, before going on to shock league leaders Batley Boys 14-6 away from home in the play-offs.


Meanwhile Siddal Academy, the impressive 'under 23s' team of last year's NCL Grand Final winners, finished second in the league, before demolishing East Hull 52-26 in the play off semis last weekend to seal their place in the final.

The Academy won the Division 1 title thanks to a 44-18 win over Mirfield Stags in 2015

Head-to-head 2017

  • Saturday, July 8: Siddal Academy 28-8 Beverley ARLFC
  • Saturday, July 15: Beverley ARLFC 18-42 Siddal Academy

The second game of the day sees Hunslet Club Parkside and Wigan St Pats clash in the Challenge Trophy Final.

Upwardly-mobile Hunslet, coached by Castleford Tigers hooker Paul McShane, are on course for their third-successive promotion this year having stormed through Division 1, losing just once all year.

They secured their place in the Challenge Trophy Final thanks to a comfortable 26-0 away semi-final win over Leeds rivals Milford Marlins.

In the other camp, Wigan St Pats suffered from poor league form throughout 2017, but staved off relegation from the Premier Division in style with a 56-12 win at local rivals Leigh Miners Rangers on Saturday.

St Pats saved arguably their best performance of the season for the Challenge Trophy semi-final when they knocked out Premier Division play-off chasing West Hull 38-18 away from home.

Full Details:

Saturday, September 23

Yorkshire Men's League Grand Final

Siddal Academy v Beverley ARLFC

1pm kick off

Challenge Trophy Final

Wigan St Pats v Hunslet Club Parkside

3.15pm kick off

Fox's Biscuits Stadium, Batley Bulldogs

Heritage Road, WF17 7NZ

Adults | £5

Concessions | FREE