FREEZING temperatures forced some of the district's sports men and women to take last weekend off. 

Tynedale Rugby Club took on an impressive Chester side without ace goalkicker Rob Parker. 

And they secured a superb 35-5 victory, with Morgan Passman completing a hat-trick of tries, and Ben Hutton proving a more than able deputy from the tee. 

The all-round performance saw Tynedale named Team of the Week. 

Slaley runner Daniel Joyce earned a third place finish in the intermediate boys' race at the Durham County Schools Cross Country Championships.

The teenager was up against strong competition from across the North, and his performance saw him named Star of the Week.