Wildcats Touch Rugby Success

posted on 7 July 2011

Last night saw the Wakefield Trinity Wildcats Serious Touch Rugby League come to an end.

After 10 weeks of competition and over 100 participants competing, the two divisions entered their final round. In serious division 2, final league placings were decided in a play off format with 1st v 2nd deciding the Champions and 3rd v 4th completing the line up.

In a one sided affair YPO brushed aside The Barmy Army to finish in 3rd place by virtue of a 14 – 4 victory. The final was a much closer encounter with first placed Wakefield CRL taking on second placed Dads and Lads. After 40 minutes of intense play the scores were tied at 4 a piece sending the game into sudden death. Dads and Lads looked to have snatched it early on but were pulled back for a touch before the line. Wakefield CRL continued up the field to score a try in the corner claiming victory much to the delight of their fans who ran on to the pitch to congratulate them. Final league places were as follows: Wakefield CRL – Champions; Dads and lads; YPO; Barmy Army.

The serious League champions had been decided 2 weeks previous. As this league contained 6 teams, the division operated a first past the post winning structure with each team playing each other twice. The champions were all but decided 4 weeks ago when Cobra Kai’s defeated Past Players, their nearest rivals, for the second time but mathematically they had to wait until victory last week for the league to be secured.

This meant that Cobra Kai’s have won the Wildcats Touch Rugby League two years running and did so in style in this years competition, of which is of a considerably higher standard, by being undefeated throughout! Going one better than last year where they drew one match. Final league standings for Serious division 1 were: Cobra Kai’s – Champions; Past Players; Sandal RUFC; The Exiles; Sessle’s Seagulls; Wakefield College.

Community Development Officer and Event Organiser Richard Cattley said, “I’d like to extend a huge thank you to all the teams that have taken part in the past ten weeks. Both leagues were very competitive, particularly division two where at one point any one of the teams could have won the competition. Congratulations to Wakefield CRL, who also won our match day cup competition, and to Cobra Kai’s for winning the league two years running.

“Touch rugby is a great version of the sport and is highly enjoyable. Our leagues are testament to that with having so many people compete on a regular basis.”  

The Wildcats now look forward to hosting their 11 week Social league which kicks off next Wednesday with 12 teams and over 120 people competing to be crowned champions.

If you would like any information regarding touch rugby at Wakefield Trinity Wildcats please contact Richard Cattley on richardcattley@wakefieldwildcats.co.uk or phone 01924 211611.

This is Wakefield. Together We Are Stronger.

Serious division 2 champions Wakefield CRL are on the look out for new players, interested parties can contact them via their website www.wakefieldcrl.co.uk

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