Carnegie all set for Silver Royd return

Yorkshire Carnegie in action against London Scottish at Silver Royd
Yorkshire Carnegie in action against London Scottish at Silver Royd

Scarborugh RUFC’s multi-million pound Silver Royd HQ is set to host professional rugby again after Yorkshire Carnegie confirmed they’ll be back in town in January.

Carnegie, who ply their trade in the second tier of professional rugby, will host their British & Irish Cup encounter against Ealing Trailfinders at Silver Royd on Saturday January 21.

Head coach Bryan Redpath’s side currently sit in second in the Greene King IPA Championship, and travel to take on the Trailfinders this weekend.

The news has been greeted with delight at Silver Royd.

Scarborough RUFC’s chief executive Graeme Young said: “We’re delighted that Yorkshire Carnegie have requested the use of Silver Royd for a B&I Cup fixture again this season.

“There’s a wonderful feeling at the club this season with the rejuvenated first team, Vikings and Danesmen all contributing to record numbers at training.

“The enthusiasm for rugby in Scarborough can only be enhanced by another professional match being played in the town.

“The game is scheduled for a Saturday when the first XV have a rest week.

“We hope to use the fixture to encourage yet more people to Silver Royd for the first time.

“Hopefully they’ll enjoy the whole matchday experience and choose to return again.

“Although planning is at an early stage, we hope to include the minis and junior boys and girls in some capacity.”