NEW Earswick All Blacks, Heworth and York Acorn 'A' will all try again to kick off their new seasons on Saturday in the Yorkshire Men's League Forty-20 Cup.

The start to the amateur rugby league campaign suffered an almost complete whiteout last weekend after the bout of Arctic weather.

The rules for the Forty-20 Cup - which is almost a pre-season competition without the possibility to rearrange games - mean that last week's group games are effectively cancelled, meaning final positions in the pools will be decided by the remaining two rounds of matches. It is likely that points-difference will come into play in some groups.

All three York outfits are at home, with 2.30pm kick offs. Cup holders New Earswick take on Lindley Swifts at White Rose Avenue in group three, Heworth entertain Keighley Albion in group four, and Acorn 'A' host Cutsyke Raiders in group five.

Meanwhile, Selby Warriors will resume training this Saturday in readiness for their opening game in the new Steeden North Yorkshire Invitational Cup seven days later.

The training session, starting at noon, will be taken by head coach Mark Hanson and will be following by another on Wednesday at 6.30pm. Old and new players are welcome.

The Warriors' will be taking on New Earswick All Blacks 'A' in the Invitational Cup group game on March 17.