Yorkshire Carnegie v London Irish, Sunday 10th March , Kick off 3.00 PM
Following an epic win over Bedford Blues in the Greene King IPA Championship last week, Yorkshire Carnegie return to action at Emerald Headingley Stadium this Sunday 10thMarch to host table-topping London Irish in our next home game, kick off 3pm.
Match Day Entertainment
Turnstiles open at 1pm on Sunday and fans can enjoy free face painting and balloon modelling around the ground before the big game kicks off.
We’re delighted to be joined by Yorkshire’s hottest New Orleans inspired brass band, Bare Brass Band, who will be bringing the party to Emerald Headingley and will be entertaining fans with a live music performance on the pitch ahead of kick off.
Look out for Terry the Yorkshire Terrier roaming the ground and meeting fans on Sunday and check out Challenge Terry on the pitch at half time as Terry takes on a Yorkshire Carnegie fan in a game of dizzy penalties!
We’ll be joined by players from our community clubs for a pre-match Guard of Honour to welcome the players onto the pitch as well as local junior teams who will be playing mini games on the pitch at half time.
How Much Are Tickets?
Tickets are priced £17 for adults, £10 for concessions* and £5 for juniors (16 & under). Tickets are for access to all areas open within the stadium - fans can choose to stand in the new South Stand Terrace or in the Extentia Terrace. Fans can also sit in any unreserved seat in the South Stand. Please note Sections C, D and E in the South Stand are reserved for Gold Members and Corporate Guests.
Buy your match tickets online at tickets.yorkshirecarnegie.com or call the Ticket Office on 0371 423 1315. You can also come along on match day and purchase your tickets on the cash turnstiles on St Michael’s Lane. Fans must use the St Michael’s Lane turnstiles to access the stadium. Please note the South Stand Turnstiles are NOT in use.
If you buy in advance and need to collect your tickets please head to the collections point at the Ticket Office (entrance is street side on St Michael’s Lane).
Retail Sale Now On!
With our mid-season sale, fans can now enjoy discounts up to 60% off items in our 2018-19 Yorkshire Carnegie retail range, including the off-field range, accessories and even home and away jerseys! Replica shirts have been reduced in price and are now available for just £25 for adults, £20 for juniors and just £15 for toddlers. Sale items will be available to buy from the retail pop up shop in the Extentia Café Bar on Sunday so pick up your bargains in the sale and get kitted out at a great price. You can check out the sale in full at www.yorkshirerugbyshop.comand buy online.
Car parking is available in Car Park F on St Michael’s Lane (by the bridge behind the South Stand) priced £5 per car. Blue Badge holders are free.
Street parking is also available around the stadium, however, please be aware that some of the streets surrounding the stadium are for permit holders only and we request you respect our neighbours.
Food & Drink
Food and drink will be available to purchase from the Extentia Café Bar on match day for fans who would like to sit down to eat. The South Stand concourse bar will also be open for refreshments, offering drinks, crisps and confectionary. All our bars accept cash and card payments, including contactless payments.
Get The Latest Match Day News
Remember to pick up your free copy of the team sheet from the Café Bar or Ticket Office for team news, player stats and all the latest information from the Club.
Emerald Headingley is a no smoking stadium, which includes electronic cigarettes, however Gate B and Gate G have designated smoking areas. If you have any issues on match day please text our match day phone number on 07500 312 832.
*Seniors 65 & over, disabled and under 21s.
Yorkshire Carnegie 26 London Irish 12
By Tom Clayton
Yorkshire claimed a dominant win over shell-shocked league leaders London Irish on Sunday, as the visitors and favourites for promotion were denied league points for the first time this campaign.
Carnegie asserted their dominance over their visitors early on with hard running and an aerial attack that would challenge the toughest opponents.
Yorkshire were evidently much stronger up front in the first half, forcing Irish to concede six penalties in the first half from scrums alone.
The first score of the game came from an opportunist move set up from the lineout. As the Irish defence rushed up, Te Rure chipped and Lucock hacked the ball on towards the line. Lucock won the footrace and put the hosts ahead on 10 minutes.
Irish then got into the game and pegged back Yorkshire inside heir own 22 area. However, a resilient defence forced errors from the London attack and Yorkshire cleared.
In a flash, Yorkshire found themselves with a penalty and put it in the corner. As London expected the catch and drive, along with the spectators, the ball came out wide, and a few phases later, Pete Lucock ran a peach of a line and dotted down under the posts. Te Rure added the extras to make it 14-0.
The visitors got one back before half time as they drove in close and Irish prop Ollie Hoskins scored from close in. Keatley kicked the conversion and the lead was down to seven going in at the break.
HT – Yorkshire Carnegie 14 – 7 London Irish
It appeared as though the Carnegie discipline had gone out the window after the break. Five penalties in ten minutes gave the visitors an early try as Topsy Ojo scored outside from a set of phases. The kick was missed but Yorkshire still held onto the lead at 14-12.
This woke Yorkshire up again and Irish didn’t have the ball in the Carnegie half again in the remaining 30 minutes.
Yorkshire put on a masterclass of how to break down the league leaders in being physical and well-disciplined in defence.
It took Irish to lapse in concentration for Yorkshire score their third as Lucock offloaded to Elder who shipped it to the on-rushing Elijah Niko, who scored his sixth try in nine games. The kick was missed giving the hosts a slender lead at 19-12.
Irish began to concede penalties again and again, they retained possession for a moment before a knock on found its way into Andy Forsyth’s hands and the centre broke clear for the hosts’ bonus point try, the kick converted by Elder.
The game finished as it had started, a pair of strong packs and good defensive work from either side, but Yorkshire couldn’t be broken down and eventually came away with a crucial win over league leaders London Irish.
FT – Yorkshire Carnegie 26 – 12 London Irish
2. Joe Buckle
3. Sam Nixon
4. Fa'atiga Lemalu
5. Matt Smith
6. Richard Mayhew (c)
7. Antonio Kiri Kiri
8. Daniel Temm
9. Jean-Baptiste Bruzulier
10. Jade Te Rure
11. Elijah Niko
12. Pete Lucock
13. Andy Forsyth
14. George Watkins
15. Chris Wolfe-Elder
16. Dylan Donnellan
17. Tom Hill
18. Andrew Foster
19. Lewis Wilson
20. Josh Bainbridge
21. Sam Wolstenholme
22. Tom Bullough
2. Dave Porecki
3. Oli Hoskins
4. Franco van der Merwe
5. Josh McNally (c)
6. Jake Schatz
7. TJ Ioane
8. Matt Rogerson
9. Brendan McKibbin
10. Ian Keatley
11. Ben Loader
12. Terrence Hepetema
13. Tom Stephenson
14. Topsy Ojo
15. Luke McLean
16. Michael van Vuuren
17. Lovejoy Chawatama
18. Barney Maddison
19. Ofisa Treviranus
20. Scott Steele
21. Jacob Atkins
22. Brendan Macken
Jade Te Rure