HUDDERSFIELD Under 19s are Cocks of the North!
That’s the name given to the winners of the annual clash between the Yorkshire and Lancashire rugby union plate champions.
White Rose kings Huddersfield were 11-7 winners over Wirral at Wigan.
The Lockwood Park academy side stuttered in the early stages, and were 7-0 down after 10 minutes.
First-team full-back Tom Owen reduced the arrears with two penalties, the second after Tom van Rooyen was the victim of a dangerous tackle.
Owen, Ross Carey and Ross Baggs made some great cover tackles as Wirral pressed forward.
And with five minutes remaining Owen made a break which ended with captain Jack Brannan crashing over for the winning try.
Sam Dumigan missed the conversion, but Huddersfield controlled possession as they ran the clock down.