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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
The country's first mixed ability rugby team is hoping they can host their own World Cup later this year.
The Bradford and Bingley Bumbles allow both disabled and able bodied players to join them.
Coach, Mark Goodwin, says anyone can play:
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:
All this week on Calendar we are looking ahead to the Rugby World Cup which will be staged right here in England in the autumn.
Tonight we are looking at the community game in our region. Chris Dawkes has been to several clubs across Yorkshire and to see the work they are doing:
Yorkshire is set to play a key role in this year's Rugby World Cup.
Two games will be staged at Elland Road in Leeds and three of the teams will also be based in the city.
Chris Dawkes has more of the details:
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Preparations are already underway for the Rugby World Cup. It is the biggest sporting event of the year, and it is coming here to Yorkshire.
It will be hosted by England this Autumn, with a stop off at Elland Road in Leeds.
Lauren Hall has been to find out how the game evolved after a student playing football decided to pick up the ball and run with it: