Pocklington RUFC start 2018 with a crucial home North Premier encounter against Birkenhead Park (kick off 2.15 pm).

Birkenhead are one of the country's oldest clubs, producing dozens of internationals and British Lions down the years, and they will be making their first visit to Pocklington.

Both clubs are struggling near the foot of the table, with Pocklington looking to build on the committed display they gave at Hull before Christmas. Birkenhead's performances and results also improved through December on the back of a number of new signings. When the sides met on Merseyside back in September it ended all square at 22-22, with Pocklington storming into a 22-3 interval lead before Birkenhead came back to level in the second half. Both sides then missed chances to win it at the death.

Also on Saturday, the Panthers face one of their biggest tasks so far in the Yorkshire Merit Chamionship when they are at home to table topping Sheffield Tigers. The Pilgrims go to York.

There is a full programme of mini and junior rugby on Sunday, with the minis in a triangular at Kilnwick Park and the Colts due to entertain Driffield (1.00 pm).

Pocklington v Birkenhead Park, meet 12.30, ko 2.15

Pocklington Panthers v Sheffield Tigers, meet 12.30, ko 2.15

Pocklington Pilgrims at York, meet 12.30, ko 2.15


Age Group Opposition Home/Away Kick Off Time Pitch        
U6's Training Home 10:30 The Club        
U7's Training Home 10:30 The Club    
U8's Matrix - Brid, Hull I's & Withernsea Home 10:30 Kilnwick    
U9's Matrix - Brid, Hull I's & Withernsea Home 10:30 Kilnwick    
U10's  Matrix - Brid, Hull I's & Withernsea Home 10:30 Kilnwick    
U11's  Matrix - Brid, Hull I's & Withernsea Home 10:30 Kilnwick    
U12's Matrix - Brid, Hull I's & Withernsea Home 10:30 Kilnwick    
U13's Y/Bowl - Roundhegians Away 12.00 -    
U14's TBC - in The Pool - 11am TBC    
U15's Beverley Away 11am    
U16's  Selby Away 11am -        
Senior Colts Driffield Home 1pm Front

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