England legend Lawrence Dallaglio made the draw for the 56th John Smiths Good Friday Pock 7s, which will include defending champions Bishop Burton College and host club Pocklington, who won the Plate Competition last year.
Pocklington RUFC again stages Yorkshire’s oldest and biggest rugby seven-a-side tournament at Percy Road next Friday (18 April).
The event has been held at Pocklington every Good Friday since 1959, and has grown from humble beginnings into one of Yorkshire’s major rugby occasions, with many Pocklington exiles making their way back home for an annual Easter reunion, several returning from abroad for the weekend.
This year’s tournament again has a mixture of local club and invitation teams battling it out in the main competition and plate, with a strong entry of teams from North and East Yorkshire, including sides from local clubs Hull Ionians, Driffield and hosts Pocklington, who have won both trophy and plate twice. But after a couple of late cancellations there are also a couple of spaces available for last minute entrants.
Dallaglio is the sixth England World Cup winning player to make the Pock 7s draw.
It took place at BT Sport’s studios in the Olympic Park, London and, afterwards, former Pocklington player, Harry Allen, now a BT Sport producer, interviewed Dallaglio about his love of sevens rugby and memories of first playing sevens for Ampleforth College at Pocklington. The interview can be viewed on the Pocklington RUFC website.