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Your News North call up for unbeaten Yorkshire boys

Yorkshire completed an unbeaten season at Under-18 level with a 13-5 victory in the Roses clash with Lancashire at Ripon.

Fly-half Sam Watkinson (Ripon GS & Ripon) landed two early penalites and despite being put under pressure, flankers Ben Morris (QEGS & Leeds Carnegie) and Chris Walker (Prince Henry's & Leeds Carnegie) were effective in the loose to help defend a 6-0 interval lead.

Lancashire got on the board seven minutes into the second half as Yorkshire spilt a ball in their own 22 and centre Michael Ward (Oldham) pounced to score in the corner to make it 6-5.

Yorkshire were struggling to find their rhythm but came up with the decisive score five minutes later when winger Chris McTurk (St Peter's & Leeds Carnegie) intercepted what might have been a scoring pass and sprinted 80 metres for the try which Watkinson converted.

Yorkshire's success has resulted in 17 players being selected for the North divisional trials that begin at Leeds this weekend.

Their 13-5 victory against Lancashire followed previous wins away from home over Cheshire (30-0) and Durham (27-10)

Yorkshire players in North squad:

Luke Bowler (St Peter's & York RFC)

Rory Duff (Yarm & Middlesbrough)

George Elliott (Giggleswick)

Mark Gemmell (Giggleswick)

Christian Georgiou (Crossley Heath GS & Leeds Carnegie)

Harry Hannan (Woodhouse Grove & Leeds Carnegie)

Chris McTurk (St Peter's & Leeds Carnegie

Ben Morris (QEGS Wakefield & Leeds Carnegie)

Richard Rhodes (Prince Henry's & Leeds Carnegie)

Harry-John Rowan (Bradford GS)

Tom Schofield (Hymers & Leeds Carnegie)

Oli Shaw (Bradford GS & Leeds Carnegie)

Dave Simmons (Prince Henry's & Leeds Carnegie)

Ben Sowrey (Prince Henry's & Leeds Carnegie)

James Twomey (Birkdale & Leeds Carnegie)

Chris Walker (Prince Henry's & Leeds Carnegie)

Josh Wilson (Hymers & Hull Ionians)

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