By NICK CROWE
SHEFFIELD Tigers narrowly overcame Otley in a tightly-contested and gripping Yorkshire derby at Cross Green.
Both sides took time to settle into the game, the stalemate being broken after 16 minutes by a Tigers penalty clinically slotted by Mark Ireland.
Otley responded immediately after, with Will Burns breaking the line to put Max Johnson through which Ben Smith converted.
After converted penalties for both sides, the Tigers pounced on a ball that squirmed out of a scrum with James Broadley running to the line.
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