Unbeaten run for Lloyd’s team

Lloyd Wheeldon'Selected to play for northern Englad Rugby'PA1213-8b
Lloyd Wheeldon'Selected to play for northern Englad Rugby'PA1213-8b

THE YORKSHIRE under 16s side, featuring Bridlington’s Lloyd Wheeldon, finished their season unbeaten after a comprehensive win over a team featuring up to two years older than them.

They overturned York RUFC’s under 17/18 side 51-0 last week to round off a very successful campaign.

Lloyd’s dad Karl said: “It was a tremendous game and defensively they were fantastic. They were good at the breakdown and the service was good.”

The scrum-half scored a try in the win, and was also stopped a couple of metres short of the line as he closed in on another score.

But he was able to release the ball to a team-mate who added to the scoreline.

“The score wasn’t really representative of the game. York had them pinned back in their own half for five or 10 minute periods of the game but the defence was just unbelievable,” added Karl.

Lloyd, who goes to Bridlington School and lives on the West Hill estate, has four more games left for his club Hull Ionians before a well-deserved summer rest.

“Lloyd has put a lot of hard work in this year and Yorkshire have won every game this season.

“We are now looking at selection for next year. The process is a little bit different.

“It used to be that once you were in the under 16s, you automatically went through but now they send the selectors round to various clubs, looking again at players from district level, who missed out this time.”