All Blacks win Skipton Plate Final

All Blacks win the Skipton Plate
All Blacks win the Skipton Plate

Colne and Nelson started their pre season campaign with the short trip over the border for the annual Skip10s Tournament, hosted by Skipton RUFC.

Colne were drawn in Pool A along side the hosts, Wharfedale, Old Rishworthians and Keighley. The All Blacks were convincingly beaten by Wharfedale - eventual winners of the tournament - but regrouped and beat Skipton A, before recording win number two against Old Rishworthians.

A much-changed side then lost out to Keighley, but secured third place and a place in the Plate Final against Baildon, third in Pool B, and Colne claimed the silverware with a 26-0 victory.