RUGBY: Fixtures revealed for 2015/16 season

Bridlington RUFC
Bridlington RUFC

Bridlington RUFC will begin their Yorkshire One campaign when they host West Park Leeds on Saturday, September 5.

The West Yorkshire outfit, which is the home club of England coach Stuart Lancaster, were runners-up in Yorkshire Two last season and will provide a stern test for the hosts in their first game since director of rugby Rich Girking stepped down.

The fixture list has given the Dukes Park club another home match in week two, when Old Brodleians travel to the Yorkshire coast, before Bridlington hit the road for a trip to Yarnbury.

Saturday, September 26 sees the first derby clash of the season, when Scarborough make the short trip down the A165.

October brings trips to relegated Bradford and Bingley and York, as well as home games against Hullensians and Old Crossleyans, who also dropped down from North One East.

The long trip to North Ribblesdale kicks off November’s set of fixtures, ahead of a home game with Malton and Norton and then the chance to get revenge over Bradford Salem.

Bridlington head to Salem on November 21, having been beaten by the Yorkshire Two champions in the Yorkshire Shield final last month.

When Selby arrive in early December, Bridlington will have played all 13 teams in their division and the reverse fixtures are then played in the same order, starting with a trip to Heath.

The only exception is that the first set of fixtures, is reversed on the final day of the season.

Dates to look out for include the trip to Scarborough on January 16, the game at Hullensians on January 30 and the visit to Malton and Norton on March 19.

The season ends at West Park Leeds on April 23.

Bridlington are expected to announce their new first team coach in the next few weeks.

They finished 11th in the 14-team division in 2014/15.