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:
It's been announced that the world's first ever Mixed Ability Rugby World Tournament will take place in West Yorkshire.
The competition will be held at the Bradford and Bingley Rugby Club this August.
Hull have given a one-year contract to hooker Stuart Howarth.
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."
The Women's Rugby World Cup trophy will be in Halifax following England's successful campaign in France this year.
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.
A service to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of the game in Leeds was held earlier today at the City's Minster.
The commemoration included hymns, readings and poems. Among the congregation was the Leeds Rhinos first team squad. One of the speakers was England forward Jamie Jones Buchanan who talked of his faith and his passion for the sport.
Leeds Rhinos are at a celebration event to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of rugby in Leeds.
Rhinos head coach Brian McDermott and England forward Jamie Jones Buchanan will speak at the service. The event will also remember the city's players who lost their lives in the First World War.
Crowds of people have been gathering at Leeds Minster to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Rugby in the city.
Expected to be among the congregation is the Leeds Rhinos first team squad , including new Aussie signing Adam Cuthbertson, who only arrived in the UK on Thursday evening.