New challenge set for promoted Cleckheaton

NORTH ONE EAST champions Cleckheaton RUFC have been given their league structure for next season.

The Moorend club were promoted to National League Three North after an incredible season which saw them clinch the title with two games still remaining.

However, they face tough opposition next season with fellow promoted club Huddersfield YMCA also joining them in the national leagues.

YM were the only club to defeat the champions during the 2013/14 league campaign, doing the double over their West Yorkshire rivals.

And Cleckheaton will be keen for revenge as they compete in a league which also includes Sheffield Tigers – who were relegated from National League Two.

The league also includes a number of tough away trips with Sale, Wirral and Burnage just some of the teams included.

As well as these Cleck will be involved in a number of derby games, with West Yorkshire rivals Morley and Sandal also competing.

The full league structure is as follows:

Beverley, Billingham, Burnage, Cleckheaton, Huddersfield YMCA, Lymm, Morley, Rossendale, Sale, Sandal, Sheffield Tigers, Waterloo, Westoe and Wirral.

Full fixtures have not yet been released but Cleckheaton will play their first match of the new season on Saturday September 6, with the last league game on April 18.

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