Rugby Union: West Leeds just one game away from a return to Twickenham

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Last season’s National Senior Vase winners, West Leeds progressed to the semi-finals of the National Intermediate Cup after beating a physical Aspatria side 50-10.

The West Yorkshire side, who won promotion to Yorkshire One last year and so now compete in the higher cup competition, will face Midlands side Silhillians next in an attempt to return to Twickenham. They had too much pace for a big Aspatria side with winger Jack Marshall running in a hat-trick.

Replacement centre Danny Booth scored a brace and Keir Breakwell also got on the score sheet while they were awarded a penalty try.

Keir’s cousin Dale Breakwell made sure of the win with six conversions and two penalties.

Thornensians’ bid to make the semi finals of the Senior Vase were dashed as they lost 10-7 at Tarleton, Tom Hughes’ try being in vain.

National Two North side Sheffield Tigers caused an upset winning 38-14 at National One Hull Ionians in the Yorkshire Cup quarter-final.

Hull secured a vital bonus point victory as they keep the pressure on Rossendale in National Three North, after a 27-19 win at Morley. Wingers Ashley Smith and Steve Hihetah both went over early with Paul Hamber joining them on the scoresheet.

Morley fought back after the break, reducing the gap to a single point, before Lee Birch scored the bonus point try for Hull in additional time.

Bridlington survived a scare as they beat Pontefract 41-25 after extra time in their Yorkshire Shield semi-final which had been all square at 20-20 at the end of normal time.

A strong showing from Old Otliensians saw them claim a 43-22 win in their Yorkshire Silver Trophy quarter-final at Aireborough. Captain Sam Featherstone credited a dominant performance from the pack and good retention from their lineout.

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