Rugby league: Elland quit National Conference

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Elland have withdrawn from Division Three of the National Conference.

The Greetland based outfit quit last week after being unable to raise a team for their league fixture against Woolston Rovers on July 15.

Rugby Football League officials confirmed the club’s results had been expunged from the records, with a significant question mark now hanging over the future direction of the club’s open age team.

Elland had voluntarily dropped into Division Three for 2017 after a torrid season in Division Two the previous year.

They started with some promise under the tutelage of new coach Jode Sheriffe, but their form - and squad numbers - nosedived as the season wore on, with this week’s announcement hardly coming as a surprise.

It leaves Premier Division champions Siddal as Calderdale’s only NCL representatives.