Joint rugby league side earn win in first contest

PLAYERS from Cramlington Rockets rugby league club joined forces with Whitley Bay Barbarians to play the first ever joint girls game when they entertained Yorkshire side Birstall Victoria.

The game was evenly fought throughout, with never more than 12 points separating the teams.

In the end it was Cramlington/Whitley Bay who ground out the result scoring the last try of the game, the successful conversion giving them a 22-16 win and their first ever over Yorkshire opposition.

If anyone would like any further information regarding girls rugby league contact Jade Mackie, regional development officer on or (0191) 477 7773.