Ending season on a high

pock rugby boys aaron tait and daniel elliott
pock rugby boys aaron tait and daniel elliott

Pocklington RUFC and Woldgate College pair, Daniel Elliot and Aaron Tait, ended the season on a high note as their talent was recognised at top level.

Daniel, a fullback from Everingham, played for Yorkshire against Cheshire at Bowden RFC.

pock rugby boys aaron tait and daniel elliott

pock rugby boys aaron tait and daniel elliott

While Aaron, a wing threequarter from Pocklington, missed out on Yorkshire selection due to injury but gained considerable compensation when he regained his fitness and was drafted into the top flight Leeds Carnegie Academy side that faced the Sale Sharks and Newcastle Falcons academy XVs.

The two boys were key players in the all-conquering Pocklington RUFC under-15 side that ended the season by winning the French International Tournament in Arras at the beginning of May.

The side, made up of pupils from Market Weighton School, Pocklington School and Woldgate College, has really gelled as the season has progressed to gain a reputation across the county for open, free-flowing rugby.

Yorkshire under-15s hammered Ches-hire 64-8, with Yorkshire ‘A’ also beating their Cheshire counterparts 25-0.

Elliot was joined in the Yorkshire squad by a trio of Pocklington RUFC teammates from Pocklington School – centre Peter Axup, from Howden, stand off Liam Hessay, from Gate Helmsley, and James Thompson, from Holme-on-Spalding Moor, who plays in the back row for Pocklington but gained Yorkshire honours as a winger.