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25th November 2016, 15:24 | university

Former Super League player named in Yorkshire squad

Former Super League player named in Yorkshire squad

Yorkshire are all set to take on the North East tomorrow.

Halifax youngster James Woodburn-Hall has been named as part of the Yorkshire squad for this weekend's clash with the North East at Newcastle Thunder's Kingston Park home.

The London-born centre or halfback, who began his career at London Broncos, making nine appearances in Super League, is studying at the University of Leeds and is joined by two fellow students, as well as an impressive seven representatives from Leeds Beckett University.

The 'home' side, the North East, call upon former Warrington Wolves Academy player Rob Dessington amongst their ranks, but they are dominated by representatives from Northumbria, who boast nine representatives.

The game is part of the selection process for the England Universities programme ahead of their trip to Australia for the 2017 Student World Cup.

The best players from the match will be up for selection at the end-of-season Origin Game, which will be the final chance for players to prove themselves ahead of the trip to Syndey in July 2017.

They need to raise £110k for the trip and are now fundraising. All donations are welcome at


North East 

Sam Royle (York St John)

Mark Hayes (York St John)

George Lord (Durham)

Callum graham (Durham)

Rob Dessington (Durham)

Elliott Higgin (Durham)

Jacob Sharp (Durham)

Mitchell law (Northumbria)

Alex Bielby (Northumbria)

Liam Mcavoy (Northumbria)

Paddy Hargreaves (Northumbria)

Jacob Sherwood (Northumbria)

Liam Richmond (Northumbria)

Sam Luckley (Northumbria)

Joe Fish (Northumbria)

Daniel Wardle (Northumbria)

Ged Mawdsley (Newcastle)

Aaron Levy (Newcastle)

Liam Tasker (Newcastle)


Jordan Harper (Leeds Beckett)

Sam Druce (Leeds Beckett)

Josh Crabtree (Leeds Beckett)

Jake Reed (Leeds Beckett)

Matthew Chrimes (Leeds Beckett)

Zack McComb (Leeds Beckett)

Jacob Morgan (Leeds Beckett)

Sam Swire (University of Sheffield)

Marcus Stock (University of Sheffield)

Mark Cordeaux (University of Sheffield)

Dan Johnson (University of Sheffield)

Nathan Hill (University of Hull)

Elliot Townsend (University of Hull)

Kahambwe David Kitenge (University of Hull)

Joshua Hamilton (University of Hull)

Harry Aaronson (University of Leeds)

James Woodburn-Hall (University of Leeds)

Reece Brunt (University of Leeds)

Kieran Smith (Sheffield Hallam)

Ben Pulleyn (Leeds Trinity)


Fixture: North East v Yorkshire

Date: Sundat, November 27

Kick off: 3pm


Kingston Park

Brunton Road

Newcastle upon Tyne

NE13 8AF

Match Officials:

Ref: Gavin Houston

TJ: Jordan Robinson

TJ: Simon Flynn