Boosted by last Saturday's win over Ilkley, Pocklington hit the M62 again for possibly their biggest test so far - a trip to league leaders Preston Grasshoppers.

Preston, who play on a artificial 3G pitch, spent a decade in higher divisions until being relegated at the end of last season; but they have invested heavily in new recruits in search of an immediate return, including rugby league legend, Kevin Sinfield, though whether he will face Pocklington is uncertain.

Pocklington hope George Wagstaff who came off at half time last week with a hand injury has no reaction from training and can take his place in the back row. His replacement, Tom Peters, stepped off the bench and came through with flying colours after missing two months with a pre-season hand problem of his own. The bus to Preston leaves at 10.00 am.

Thorne and Barton have both called off against the Panthers and Pilgrims. Efforts to find other fixtures have not come to fruition thus far ao Percy Road may be without rugby on Saturday.

However there are plenty of home games on Sunday morning with the U12s hosting Ormskirk and U14s and U16s at home to Malton.


Pocklington (at Preston) meet 10.00 am, ko 3.00 pm.

Pocklington Panthers (tbc)

Pocklington Pilgrims (tbc)


Pocklington U6, U7, U8, U9, U10, U11 (training) 10.30 am. New players welcome.

Pocklington U12 (v Ormskirk) 10.30 am. New players welcome.

Pocklington U13 (training) meet 10.30 am,

Pocklington U14 (v Malton) meet 10.00 am, ko 11.00 am.

Pocklington U15 (at Malton) meet 9.30 am, ko 11.00 am.

Pocklington U16 (v Malton). Meet 10.00 am, ko 11.00 am.

Pocklington Colts (no game).

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