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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


Rugby: Where it all began

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:

Hull FC sign hooker Howarth

Hull have given a one-year contract to hooker Stuart Howarth.

Stuart Howarth Credit: Dave Howarth/DAH Sports Images/Press Association Images

The 24-year-old, formerly of Wigan, Wakefield, Salford and St Helens, will provide back-up to Danny Houghton.

"Hull is one of the biggest clubs in the league so I'm really pleased that Head Coach Lee Radford has been willing to offer me a deal at the club which I couldn't be happier with," Howarth said.

"It is extremely pleasing to know that I'm back in a good environment with a Super League club again."

Halifax to host Women's Rugby World Cup trophy

The Women's Rugby World Cup trophy will be in Halifax following England's successful campaign in France this year.

England 's Katy Mc Lean trophy during the IRB Women's Rugby World Cup match England v Canada at the Jean Bouin Stadium in Paris, France, on August 17, 2014. England beat Canada 21-9 and win for the first time in 20 years. Credit: Press Association

A 21-9 victory over Canada in the final secured the title for the second time, 20 years after beating the USA in the 1994 final.

The trophy will be displayed at Ovenden Park on 28 February. To mark the event, Halifax Ladies will play Derby Vipers and the men's team will play York RI.

This is a fantastic honour for the club. With our game against Derby now taking place on the same day we are hoping that the appearance of the cup will act as an inspiration to the ladies and show what hard work and determination can achieve.

– Ladies head coach Matt Bradley
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