YORK RUFC Under-16s finally got their hands on the Yorkshire Cup after beating Old Rishworthians 15-5.

Last year's beaten finalists had overcome West Park Leeds and Huddersfield on their way to the showpiece of an event regarded as one of the toughest age grade competitions in the country.

Their opponents were unbeaten coming into the final and, in front of a large crowd at Hull, York's youngsters put on a show as they completed their final season of junior rugby.

Old Rishworthians would produce wave after wave of attacks - spurred on by hard running round the fringes from their forwards - but York stuck to their game plan.

They got off to the perfect start when good handling and off-loading saw the ball taken 60 yards for Ben Husband to grab the opening try. Sam Elliot converted.

Elliot increased York's lead with a penalty but Rishworthians countered with a great try out wide and the score was 10-5 at half-time.

York were slow into stride on the restart and, with the penalty count increasing, Rishworthians looked odds-on to score only to be thwarted by some committed defence.

They worked their way back up the field and, from a centre-field scrum on the ten metre line, York ran a well-practised move which resulted in a try for Will Fordy.

Rishworthians pressed hard to come back but York almost put the game beyond doubt only for a bounce of the ball to take it just out of reach of the line. They had enough in the bag, though, to take the victory.

York's new season starts in September and training, along with matches, take place every Sunday. Youngsters are encouraged to come down to Clifton Park.

For details of timings and contacts for each age group, log on to http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/yorkrufc/