THE York Select XIII will again be led out tomorrow by York Acorn ARLC prop Martin McTigue, the brother of Lee, in whose name this match is held.

Martin captained the side last year and, although that honour this time will go to Acorn’s ex-Knights hooker Jonny Liddell, the former will still lead them onto the field.

Last year’s game was held in honour of Lee – the former Knights, Acorn and New Earswick All Blacks player, who had died of cancer a month earlier, aged 29 – and York Select coach Mick Ramsden said Martin represented the family with pride.

“He will lead them out again in honour of his brother,” said Ramsden. “I think it’s something he will want to do and hopefully he will put on a good performance like he did last year.”