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1st XV - Match centre

Halifax
Thirsk
S Gallagher, C Dennison  (2), T Curtis (2), J Ryan, C Bowmer, P Knapping
Full time
C Dennison  (4)
Sat 9 Sep TBC - Northern Division - Yorkshire Division 4 North West

Halifax 48-0 Thirsk

Halifax impress with opening win over Thirsk

Halifax RUFC opened their Yorkshire Four (NW) with an impressive 48-0 victory over Thirsk at Ovenden Park.

Halifax scored four tries in each half as they gave their new coaching team of Gareth Matthews, Matt Bradley, Phil Gallagher and Dean Cotton a winning start.

Chris Dennison, who finished needing stitches above his eye, led the scoring with two tries and four conversions while he impressed with his defence - making a couple of big cover tackles.

Halifax v Thirsk 9/9/17
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Director of rugby Tony Curtis also crossed for two tries, while Sam Gallagher, a new signing from Queensbury RL, capped a superb debut with his first try.

Paul Knapping, Jack Ryan and Callum Bowmer also scored as Halifax put last season's disappointments behind them.

Halifax will now look to build on the win when they travel to Knaresborough on Saturday.

Key moments

5:00
Try Sam Gallagher scores for Halifax
6:00
Conversion Chris Dennison kicks a conversion for Halifax
13:00
Try Chris Dennison scores for Halifax
22:00
Try Tony Curtis scores for Halifax
23:00
Conversion Chris Dennison kicks a conversion for Halifax
29:00
Try Jack Ryan scores for Halifax
44:00
Try Callum Bowmer scores for Halifax
49:00
Try Paul Knapping scores for Halifax
50:00
Conversion Chris Dennison kicks a conversion for Halifax
65:00
Try Chris Dennison scores for Halifax
66:00
Conversion Chris Dennison kicks a conversion for Halifax
73:00
Try Tony Curtis scores for Halifax

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Halifax v Thirsk 9/9/17
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Halifax v Thirsk 9/9/17

Highlights

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80:00 Player of the Match
Chris Dennison is awarded player of the match for Halifax
74:00 Missed Conversion
Chris Dennison misses a conversion for Halifax
73:00 Try 48 - 0
Tony Curtis scores for Halifax
66:00 Conversion 43 - 0
Chris Dennison kicks a conversion for Halifax
65:00 Try 41 - 0
Chris Dennison scores for Halifax
50:00 Conversion 36 - 0
Chris Dennison kicks a conversion for Halifax
49:00 Try 34 - 0
Paul Knapping scores for Halifax
45:00 Missed Conversion
Chris Dennison misses a conversion for Halifax
44:00 Try 29 - 0
Callum Bowmer scores for Halifax
40:00 Sub On
Toby West is substituted on for Halifax
40:00 Sub Off
Alex Saiao is substituted off for Halifax
40:00 Sub On
James Myers is substituted on for Halifax
40:00 Sub On
Craig Smith is substituted on for Halifax
40:00 Sub On
Stephen Jones is substituted on for Halifax
End of period 1
30:00 Missed Conversion
Chris Dennison misses a conversion for Halifax
29:00 Try 24 - 0
Jack Ryan scores for Halifax
23:00 Conversion 19 - 0
Chris Dennison kicks a conversion for Halifax
22:00 Try 17 - 0
Tony Curtis scores for Halifax
14:00 Missed Conversion
Chris Dennison misses a conversion for Halifax
13:00 Try 12 - 0
Chris Dennison scores for Halifax
6:00 Conversion 7 - 0
Chris Dennison kicks a conversion for Halifax
5:00 Try 5 - 0
Sam Gallagher scores for Halifax
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As it happened

  • Halifax
  • Thirsk
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  • Sam Gallagher Try 5:00'
  • Chris Dennison Conversion 6:00'
  • Chris Dennison Try 13:00'
  • Tony Curtis Try 22:00'
  • Chris Dennison Conversion 23:00'
  • Jack Ryan Try 29:00'
  • Alex Saiao Sub Off 40:00'
  • Toby West Sub On 40:00'
  • James Myers Sub On 40:00'
  • Craig Smith Sub On 40:00'
  • Stephen Jones Sub On 40:00'
  • Callum Bowmer Try 44:00'
  • Paul Knapping Try 49:00'
  • Chris Dennison Conversion 50:00'
  • Chris Dennison Try 65:00'
  • Chris Dennison Conversion 66:00'
  • Tony Curtis Try 73:00'
  • Chris Dennison Player of the Match 80:00'

Team selection

Ryan, Jack Ryan, Jack
Saiao, Alex Saiao, Alex
Turner, Toby Turner, Toby
Gallagher, Sam Gallagher, Sam
Dennison , Chris Dennison , Chris
Knapping, Paul Knapping, Paul
Bowmer, Callum Bowmer, Callum
Walsh, Greg Walsh, Greg
Mercer, Elliot Mercer, Elliot
Curtis, Tony Curtis, Tony
Warne, Glen Warne, Glen
Palmer, Harry Palmer, Harry
Pilcher, Jack Pilcher, Jack
Elvidge, Nick Elvidge, Nick
West, Tom West, Tom
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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Knaresborough 7 25
2. Burley 7 25
3. Wibsey 7 22
4. Leeds Corinthians 6 20
5. Bramley Phoenix 7 14
6. Halifax 7 9
7. Thirsk 7 5

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