SKIPTON Rugby Club held its annual men’s and women’s Rugby 10s competition.

The SkipTENS involved five men’s and six women’s teams and the Skipton Women’s team took top spot as they won the women’s competition, beating Halifax Ladies in a closely-fought final, 7-5.

Meanwhile, Keighley took the honours in the men’s competition.

On the day a total of 27 games took place across the two pitches at Sandylands in glorious sunshine and saw more than 400 players, match officials and spectators in attendance.

The rugby was fast and furious and involved both Skipton men’s and women’s teams, North Ribblesdale, Wensleydale Ladies, Oldham Ladies, Baildon RFC, Ossett Ladies, Aldwinians Ladies, Halifax Ladies and The Bumbles.

West Yorkshire Referees Society provided 10 referees for the day.

For some of the ladies teams and the Bumbles this was their first experience at a Rugby 10s competition and the knowledge and experience gained will stand them in good stead ahead of the new season on September 3.

Rugby 10s is a variant of rugby union in which teams are made up of 10 players, played over a shorter period, but involves the full elements of the 15-a-side game.