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Government grant for mixed ability rugby team

The Bradford and Bingley Bumbles have been received a government grant to help them build new disabled access ahead of the first mixed ability world tournament.

The event, which is set to include 12 teams from 10 different countries, will be hosted at the Bumbles ground ahead of he Rugby World Cup later this year.

MP for Shipley Phillip Davies and MP for Bradford South Gerry Sutcliffe have both helped secure the funding.


Hull prop Paea to face disciplinary

Hull prop Mickey Paea is due before a desciplinary hearing after being accused of raising his knee in a tackle on Leeds loose forward Jamie Jones-Buchanan in his side's 43-12 Super League defeat by the Rhinos.

Hull prop Mickey Paea Credit: Joe Giddens/EMPICS Sport

Paea was charged with the grade B offence, which carries a ban of one or two matches, after it was considered by the Rugby Football League's match-review panel.

No other charges were brought by the panel, which angered Catalan Dragons coach Laurent Frayssinous, who wanted Salford forward Lama Tasi to be suspended for a late tackle that broke the rib of stand-off Todd Carney during Saturday's 40-40 draw.

Tonight's rugby results

Wakefield Wildcats were narrowly beaten by Super League Champions St Helens tonight. Richard Owen scored with just over ten minutes left on the clock but despite late pressure Saints held on for a 16 points to 20 win. Confirmation of that and other results from the Super League here.

Rugby league results

Former Halifax pupil masterminds winning start for England in Six Nations

George Ford, who went to school in Halifax and was part of the Bradford Bulls Academy before switching to rugby union last night masterminded a winning start for England against Wales in the Six Nations.

George Ford Credit: Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport

The stand off was made man-of-the-match after an outstanding performance, including a penalty kick right at the end as England won the game 21-16 at the Millenium Stadium in Cardiff.

Sports Minister gives Bumbles backing

A mixed ability rugby team from Bingley have recieved the support of the sports minister after a visit to Westminster to discuss funding for their very own world cup.

The Bumbles have been given support by Helen Grant Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Helen Grant has said she's fully behind the Bradford and Bingley Bumbles bid to host the first mixed abilities world tournament in the town.


Bumbles planning to host world tournament

Elland Road in Leeds will host Rugby World Cup games involving Scotland, Italy, Canada and the USA later this year.

But just down the road in Bingley, there could be more Rugby World Cup fever as the town gets ready to host a parallel event for disabled players.

The Bumbles are England's first mixed ability rugby team and play at Bradford and Bingley rugby club.

Organisers are meeting government ministers tomorrow to help secure funding for the event and you can found out how you can support the tournament by clicking here.

Ben Turner reports:

Bumbles founder Anthony Brooke, Manager Mark Goodwin and International Coordinator Martino Corazza spoke to Duncan and Christine:

Bumbles hoping for funding

The Bumbles mixed ability rugby club are set to host the first mixed ability world tournament in August.

12 teams from 10 different countries are planning to take part in the event, which takes place at the Bradford and Bingley rugby club.

International Coordinator Martino Corazza is hoping to attract sponsorship for the tournament, with organisers set to meet Minister for Sport, Helen Grant MP tomorrow at 10 Downing Street.

Rugby legends look ahead to World Cup

The Rugby World Cup will be played in England this autumn, and two legends of the game are looking forward to it as much as everyone else.

Brian Moore and Rory Underwood, played on the 1991 England team which came within a whisker of lifting the trophy.

Chris Dawkes has been to meet them:

Brian Moore

Rory Underwood

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