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Rugby League

Scott Rhodes

York Acorn boss warns of "dangerous" Challenge Cup draw against little known opposition

DETERMINATION: Sherburn Bears' Dec Lewis, Scotty Towell and Connor Jordan all get involved in the tackle against East Leeds as Sam Booth looks on

Rugby League: New Earswick All Blacks prove pointless in West Leeds battle

CROSS-FIELD KICK: York Acorn's Anthony Chilton set up his side's final try in the club's Challenge Cup win over Sharlston Rovers

York Acorn into Challenge Cup second round with victory over Sharlston Rovers

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York Acorn and York City Knights players gather for a photo after their practice match togetherPicture: Scott Rhodes

Now let's win the chance to meet the Knights for real - Scott Rhodes challenges his York Acorn troops

CHAIRMAN: Simon Moat, who has stood down as York Lokos' head coach

Forward-thinking York Lokos seeking new head coach

York High School teacher and rugby league coach Chris Langley

Chris Langley's York High shock Wigan powerhouses to storm into Champion Schools Rugby League quarter-finals

The Rowntree Rugby Union team in December 1983

110 photos of York area rugby teams 1926-1996

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HAT-TRICK MAN: New Earswick's Jack Sinclair scored a trio of tries for All Blacks

Jack Sinclair shines as New Earswick All Blacks blast back to form in Stainland Stags rout

Jamie Norris, whom New Earswick All Blacks are hoping will be back from injury

'We can kick on from here' - says boss Jack Stearman of struggling New Earswick All Blacks

HEAVILY INVOLVED: Jack Hodgson was a key factor in New Earswick All Black's draw at Brotherton

Rugby League: Jack Stearman hails New Earswick All Blacks' "great heart" after Brotherton draw

Sherburn Bears winger Layton Orford with ball in hand

Fed-up New Earswick All Blacks desperate for match action while Sherburn Bears face promotion four-pointer

NEW HEWORTH BOSS: George Elliott, pictured in action for York City Knights against Swinton Lions in 2014

Former York City Knights and Leeds Rhinos youngster George Elliott backed to belie inexperience as he starts reign as Heworth player-boss

TRIUMPHANT: York Acorn celebrate winning their play-off final against Normanton Knights in November

York Acorn boss Scott Rhodes hails home Challenge Cup tie with Sharlston Rovers

RETURN TO ACTION: New Earswick All Blacks' Adam Kirby, who should be back after injury this weekend

'We're far too good to go down' - New Earswick All Blacks player-boss Jack Stearman

Kevin Sinfield with First Utility Super League Grand Final trophy after Leeds Rhinos' win over Wigan Warriors at Old Trafford last year

Charity evening in York with rugby league great Kevin Sinfield

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Tough return to action for New Earswick All Blacks after extended break

FRUSTRATED: New Earswick All Blacks player-coach Jack Stearman

'Summer rugby' afoot for York's one remaining winter rugby league club New Earswick All Blacks

PRESENTED: Tim Stubbs, who was named Man of Steel at the club's end-of-season awards night

Awards handed out as York Acorn celebrate their super season finale

ON THE SCORESHEET: Head coach Jack Stearman scored a trademark try as New Earswick All Blacks fought past Brotherton

New Earswick All Blacks get back to winning ways with Brotherton win

Sherburn Bears give Wortley Dragons a mauling

Sherburn Bears give Wortley Dragons a mauling

STRUGGLING: Jack Stearman's New Earswick All Blacks are bottom of the Championship after five games

Rugby League: New Earswick bottom of the Championship pile after King Cross defeat

MAN OF THE MATCH: Lewis Booth on the charge for Sherburn Bears in the win over Drighlington

All Blacks hoping home fires will burn as they eye quick revenge after call-off

CHEERS: Tom Hill celebrates with his York Acorn team-mates after their play-off final triumph at Widnes. Picture: Dave Williams (RLPhotos.com)

Captain marvel Tom Hill relishes York Acorn's challenge to come after the ecstasy of play-off success

Head coach Scott Rhodes, in tracksuit, leaps on his players as they celebrate their NCL division one play-off final win over Normanton Knights at Widnes. Picture: Dave Williams (RLPhotos.com)

York Acorn ARLC boss Scott Rhodes hails his play-off final heroes

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OLD HEAD: Mark Hanson, who was back in Selby Warriors' pack after his run at full-back the previous week

Disappointment for New Earswick All Blacks but Selby Warriors enjoy a great win

Man-of-the-match Antony Chilton, centre, is all smiles as the final whistle signals York Acorn's success over Normanton Knights in their play-off final. Picture: Dave Williams (RLPhotos.com)

Super York Acorn stun Normanton Knights to win promotion back to amateur rugby league's flagship league

IN THE RUNNING: Daryl North, who is pushing to be fit and ready for York Acorn's play-off final

'It's all on this game': underdogs York Acorn raring to go in play-off showdown with Normanton Knights

New Earswick All Blacks optimistic their call-off was a one-off

SEMI-FINAL SUCCESS: The joyous York Acorn team after their play-off victory at Shaw Cross Sharks

Boss Scott Rhodes' high praise for York Acorn after their semi-final success

SUPERB EFFORT: Prop Tim Stubbs, who pulled off a stunning piece of defence to deny Shaw Cross a certain try in a crucial period of York Acorn's stunning play-off semi-final victory

York Acorn storm into play-off final as late Jake Calam try seals superb comeback win in thriller at Shaw Cross Sharks

AWARD WINNER: The Lady Player of the Year Ashley Hyde, left, with Lord Mayor of York Sonja Crisp

Special York Amateur Rugby League award for charity match organiser Wayne Foster as Liam Watling collects top Player gong

CAN HE KICK IT?: Anthony Chilton, who is vying for a recall for York Acorn's play-off semi-final at Shaw Cross Sharks

"Will we do it? Well we've done it before" - York Acorn boss Scott Rhodes ahead of their do-or-die play-off clash at Shaw Cross Sharks

OBJECTIVE: New Earswick All Blacks' head coach Jack Stearman was pleased with his side's win over Odsal Sedbergh

Rugby League: New Earswick show intent with 42-10 demolition of Odsal Sedbergh in Pennine League Championship

IMMENSE: York'Acorn's Joe Porter

Rugby League: York Acorn book play-off spot after 42-6 win at Salford City Roosters

PLOUGHING FORWARD: York Acorn's Daryl North gets on the scoresheet against Saddleworth last weekend Picture: Nigel Holland

Rugby League: Jake Calam out for York Acorn ahead of crucial trip to Salford City Roosters

HOLDING OFF: York Acorn's Ryan Gallagher tries to evade Saddleworth tacklers Picture: Nigel Holland

York Acorn see off Saddleworth 54-20 in National Conference League division one

ROLL OF HONOUR: Scott Rhodes, left, receives his Knights Legends award from departing club commercial manager and fellow former player Jack StearmanPicture: Charles Peart

Same mantra for York Acorn even though their destiny is now out of their hands

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MAGIC TOUCH: Annie Potter, with Andy Lynch, left, and Danny Orr, right, and her Play Touch Rugby League Player of the Year awardPicture: Richard Beattie

York champions bag a hat-trick of RFL awards at Old Trafford

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Shane Daniels, left, and Stuart Evans have been shortlisted for RFL Community Awards accolades at Old Trafford. Daniels, then the York & Selby Rugby League Referees Society chairman, is pictured presenting life membership to Evans this year

York referees ready for awards date at Super League Grand Final

HOPE: Tom Hill scored a try for York Acorn as they looked to get back into the game at Kells but his efforts were to no avail

York Acorn ARLC playoff hopes hang by a thread after Kells defeat

IMPROVEMENT: All Blacks' head coach Jack Stearman is looking for more from his players

New Earswick All Blacks get off to losing start against Stainland Stags in Pennine League Championship

TO HARD TO HANDLE: York Acorn's Tim Stubbs had an epic game in the Blue and Golds' win over Hunslet Warriors

Rugby League: Warriors win for play-off hunting York Acorn

ARMBAND: New Earswick's Adam Kirby, who will continue as captain as All Blacks head into their new season

Ambitious All Blacks kick off season targeting trophy double

EAGER: Jake Calam

Rugby League: Have York Acorn's play-off hopes been Rec-d?

GOOD FORM: Karl Harton, who could be called up to Acorn's first team for the tough trip to Pilkington Recs

Big three weeks afoot in Acorn's enthralling race for the play-offs

Rugby League: Intense Acorn rack up points in Skirlaugh win

TRICKY RUNNER: Heworth's Alfie Bruin-Sheppard evades the Swillington defence

Rugby League: Heworth Under-10s reap reward after storming second half comeback

STEPPING UP: New Earswick All Blacks head coach Jack Stearman

Rugby League: New Earswick target Championship glory

Joe Budd was York Acorn's man of the match pic: Anthony Chappel-Ross.

Key clash looming for plucky Blue and Golds

STAR MAN: Joe Porter, man of the match in Acorn's win over Elland last time out

Acorn need a case for the defence to go up

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