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Pock 7s – Yorkshire’s Biggest Rugby Sevens Competition To Take Place On Good Friday

Yorkshire’s biggest rugby sevens tournament gets underway on Good Friday morning (29th March) when the Warrendale Wagyu Good Friday Pock 7s kicks off at Pocklington’s Percy Road ground. 

The full day of non-stop rugby starts with a women’s tournament from 9.40am. The 64th annual men’s event begins at 12:40 pm, with the evening finale scheduled some six hours later. 

The draw includes seven past Fowler Trophy winners and the eight-team Women’s 7s will be battling for the Amy Hardy Cup in the morning.  

The gates open at 9:30 am, with card payment entry only. 

Pock 7s sees a good mix of local and invitation sides. North-east holders, Cleveland Cougars, defend their title with an opening round game against Driffield.  

Other local clubs include Pocklington, Hull Ionians, Goole, Selby and Malton & Norton.  

Former winners Driffield were the plate competition runners up last year. 

The women’s competition, split into two groups, has Manchester’s Metrodogs to defend the trophy against last year’s runners-up Bishop Burton College plus teams from Pocklington, Beverley, Selby, Malton & Norton, Northallerton and Blaydon. 

Over the years the Pock 7s draw has been made by a host of international rugby stars, headed by seven England 2003 World Cup winners.  

The honours for 2024 were undertaken by England Women’s player Morwenna Talling. 

While Friday is Pocklington’s big event of the weekend, the club’s juniors get in on the seven-a-side act on Easter Sunday with their Junior Sevens, with competitions for Under 14, Under 15 and Under 16 boys, and Under 14 and U16 girls.  

The Sunday action starts at 10:30 am, on both the club’s grounds. The U14 and U16 girls, plus U14 boys, at Kilnwick Park, and U15 and U16 boys at Percy Road.  

There are entries from Castleford, Harrogate, Yarnbury, Malton & Norton, Driffield, Ripon, Bridlington, Wetherby, Hull Ionians, Mansfield and Beverley.  

The finals are scheduled for 2pm.  

The full Good Friday draw is: 

Preliminary Round 

A: Selby v Hull Ionians
B: Old Pocklingtonians v St Peters OB;
C: Malton & Norton v Goole Vikings;
D Pilgrim 7 v Jersey Royals;
E: Woldgate OB v York Saints. 

Womens Competition Group

Group A: Bishop Burton College, Pocklington, Malton & Norton and Blaydon.
Group B: Metrodogs, Beverley, Selby and Northallerton.

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