AFTER a tough game played at Pontefract RUFC, the Wharfedale Foresters overcame a very spirited Sheffield squad to become the 2022 Yorkshire Merit League – Premiership Champions.

Through the club's website, they heaped praise onto one man in particular, saying: "Congratulations from everyone at the club, and a very special thank you to Rob Burnett, who after 24 years has decided to call it a day.

"An exceptional player and coach, plus one of the nicest people you will meet, so a perfect ending and we wish him all of the best for the future."