The final BARLA Three Counties Championship double-header clashes of the competition on Sunday 17th November, which features the ‘War of the Roses’ clashes Yorkshire against Lancashire at Under 19’s & Open Age have been moved to another venue.
Both games will now be played at Milford ARLFC on Sunday 17th November and will now kick-off at 12.30pm and 2.15pm respectively. The games were originally scheduled for Heworth ARLFC but following a ground inspection, the clashes at that venue were postponed as the ground was unfit.
A large crowd is expected for both games give that both championships are on line in their final games of the competition. In the Under 19 clash both Lancashire (current champions) and Yorkshire have won both their games against Cumbria but Lancashire have points difference advantage so it’s a must-win game for Yorkshire.
In the Open Age anyone of the counties Cumbria, Lancashire or Yorkshire could win it and it could all come down to point’s difference. Cumbria and Yorkshire have won one game each with Yorkshire leading the table but if Lancashire can overcome Yorkshire by seventeen points they will retain their title.
BARLA are hoping all fans will respond in numbers but if you can’t make both games are being streamed live on the RFL’s OurLeague App, which has already covered the previous seven games which have been watched by four-figure audiences
BARLA Vice Chair Steve Manning
“Obviously we can’t do anything about the weather but congratulations to Yorkshire County and Milford ARLFC for being able to arrange a change of venue at such short notice. Last Sundays Under 17’s game was also hastily arranged and played at the same venue which produced fast-flowing rugby league and plenty of tries from both sides.
“I would think it will be no doubt much of the same on Sunday with so much at stake for one the counties to be crowned champions. There’s nothing better than being there live but the RFL’s OurLeague App will streaming the climax of the competition live for those that can’t make to an even wider audience which we thank them for.”