Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Scrum Down and Look Back at the Rugby World in 2000

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Scrum Down and Look Back at the Rugby World in 2000

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LOCAL rugby covers the full range of the sport -from fourth and fifth teams battling it out on a muddy field in the middle of January to the players who aspire to, and even reach, the dizzy heights of international rugby, like Geoff Parling, right, who became the king of the line-out for the England senior team for many years.

But for most the main thing was an enjoyable game on a Saturday afternoon, and here we have a selection of pictures from clubs around Teesside during 2000 -the year that the newly formed Yarm Rugby Club won the Durham Fourth's Cup Shield.

Yarm Rugby Club bring the Durham Fourths Cup Shield to Teesside, in only their second season together as a club and team. Pictured, front (from left): Kevin Williams, club chairman Alan Bruce and captain Craig Jackson. Back: Steven Gibson, Nick Barfield, Al Bulmar, Rob Hills, Lee Blackburn, Ian Betts, Brian Hoar, Mathew Coarke, Richard Martin and John Tyson Action from Billingham (green/white) against Novocastrians at Greenwood Road, Billingham Andrew Baggett, left, and Chris Hyndman both of Middlesbrough Rugby Club were chosen for England Under-18's rugby squad Matt Holmes, 19, from Nunthorpe was selected to play in the U21s Rugby Union Six Nations Squad Veteran second row forward Barry McGrath (middle) at Billingham Rugby Club training Yorkshire Under-18s rugby players were going Down Under on an international tour of Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and the USA. …

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