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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 ability 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


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:

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