NEW Earswick All Blacks ARLC take the next step on the road to a potential quadruple on Saturday - with cross-city rivals York Acorn 'A' standing in their way.

All Blacks, in their first season in summer rugby, lifted the Yorkshire Men's League's Forty-20 Cup earlier in the year, while last Saturday's 41-12 victory at Thanet Road in the last match of the regular season sealed the league leaders' prize in division one.

The two teams now meet again in the play-off semi-finals, with Acorn 'A' having finished fourth despite last week's result. This time, though, it's at White Rose Avenue. The winners of the final will be crowned division one champions.

All Blacks' fourth possible gong is the York & District ARL Cup, although they will be underdogs for that one, going up against Acorn's first team in the final.

The Blue and Golds' head coach, Leigh Paul-Rientoul, has promised to field a National Conference League-quality line-up for that clash, which has been pencilled in for Saturday, October 14.

Paul-Rientoul said of All Blacks' season: "They've done well, with the Forty-20 Cup and the league leaders' accolade. They're looking at a quadruple, although we'll have a lot to say about that. I'll be putting a strong side out for the York & District final."

He added of Saturday's semi-final: "It will be difficult for our 'A' team. They're always having to chop and change their team and I know there's a couple more unavailable this week.

"But they will be wanting to put right the wrongs of last week and hopefully make a better game of it - and spoil All Blacks' run."