Burnley RUFC Seconds go close in cup

Youngsters at Burnley Rugby Club's half-term camp

Youngsters at Burnley Rugby Club's half-term camp

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As rugby continues to grow in popularity, Burnley Rugby Club held its first ever rugby camp at half term.

The weekend also brought rugby cup action, with Burnley’s second and third teams travelling for two tough away fixtures at Sale and Vale of Lune.

The seconds were just pipped late in the game 22-12.

Going behind, the locals equalised through Gus Ferguson, who converted his own try.

Trailing again, Matt Higson tied the scores, but with the clock counting down, the home side took the lead through a penalty, before adding a converted try late on.

Skipper Danny Marshall was pleased with his side’s efforts against one of the best outfits in the North West.

Dom Murphy was man of the match.

The thirds endured a much tougher afternoon, going down to a well drilled Vale of Lune 67-12 in Lancaster.

The Colts had a fine 31-0 home win over Burnage.

Scorers were Pat Holden and braces from Elliot Gaughan and Jack Donovan. Matthew Ford Lee added three conversions

On Sunday, five Burnley girls represented Lancashire - Willow Bell, Cerys Ellis and Anya Richmond helped the Red Rose girls to a 40-24 win over Cheshire, while Polly Bell and Emma Wall helped the Under 18s to a 46-7 win, also over Cheshire.

Tomorrow, the Under 15s play Oldham in a curtain raiser at 11 a.m. before the first XVplay Trafford at 2-15 p.m.

The second XV play Rochdale, also at home, and the thirds travel to Clitheroe.

On Sunday, the tags/U9/10 and 11s play Tarleton at home at 11 a.m., the Under 13s are at Aldwinians, and the Colts are at West Park, St Helens at 2 p.m.

A race night will be held at the club a week tomorrow, all welcome, and the day after, a special match in appreciation of long standing club member and local teacher Mick Ennis takes place at 1-30 p.m., as a St Theodore’s Old Boys side tackle the Vintage Clarets - all proceeds to Pendleside Hospice.