Leeds & West Yorkshire

Graham Holroyd ex-rugby league player to face four rape charges

Graham Holroyd playing for Leeds
Image caption Mr Holroyd is a former Halifax and Leeds player

The former rugby league player Graham Holroyd is to stand trial in March on four rape charges dating back more than 20 years.

Mr Holroyd, 38, of Spring Hall Place, Halifax, pleaded not guilty to the charges at Bradford Crown Court.

The allegations date back to the late 1980s and early 1990s. Mr Holroyd was bailed until the trial, which was set for 10 March.

Mr Holroyd played two Wembley Challenge Cup finals for Leeds in 1994 and 1995.

He featured in games for Leeds, Halifax and for several other clubs, including Huddersfield and Salford in Super League.