Talented Huddersfield fly-half Chris Bell will be hoping a triumphant weekend double will stand him in good stead for Saturday’s National II North trip to Hull.
The 19-year-old backed up an influential display in last Saturday’s outstanding 24-17 home triumph over Caldy with an equally impressive performance in Yorkshire Under 20s’ 34-17 victory over fellow championship contenders Northumberland 24 hours later.
Bell and his county teammates will now await the quarter-final draw, with the ultimate aim of going one step further following defeat at the final hurdle in last season’s Under 20s showpiece at Twickenham.
And with Bell enjoying pulling the Yorkshire strings, Huddersfield player-coach Gareth Lewis is confident the white rose county can go all the way.
“We’re delighted for Chris,” said his proud club coach.
“He’s been one of the many success stories for Huddersfield this season since making his first appearance in September.
“He made his debut at Leicester Lions and plays the game with an authority that belies his years.
“And it’s great he’s backing up his successes with us with his successes with Yorkshire.
“His confidence should be sky high after such a great weekend last weekend, and I know he’ll be hoping to carry on from where he left off when we go to Hull on Saturday.
“Chris is just one of many talented youngsters we have in the senior squad, with (coaches) Ian Shuttleworth, Phil Gostling and myself very keen to put our faith in youth.
“Our youngsters have played a key role in helping us start 2015 unbeaten with four consecutive victories, and this is proof of reason for the buzz and excitement amongst Lockwood Park faithful.”