Post Tagged with: “Rugby”

Northern Premier thrashing for Ilkley at home to Alnwick

Northern Premier thrashing for Ilkley at home to Alnwick

By James Fountain Ilkley had reason to be confident on Saturday, starting their seventh Northern Premier match in sixth place unbeaten at home. But Alnwick swiftly dominated the game through their powerful forwards, and fly-half Callum Burn presented with a simple penalty in the first minute. Incisive runs by the Alnwick backs were in stark contrast to an Ilkley back […]

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Stirling frustrated at “lethargic” Carnegie

Pic: Yorkshire Carnegie

By Tom Clayton YORKSHIRE Carnegie Director of Rugby Chris Stirling has hit out at his players following a lacklustre performance against London Scottish on Friday night. The hosts had pinpointed this match as almost a must-win game, having only won one match of their first seven. For the seventh time this season, however, Carnegie fell to a demoralising 5-17 defeat […]

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Super League players showing potential to be coaches of the future

Super League players showing potential to be coaches of the future

By Sam Taylor A new generation of rugby coaches is emerging as senior players start thinking of life after calling time on their professional careers. Kieron Cunningham, Chris Chester and Brian McDermott are just a few examples of coaches who have played at the top level. The new crop is showing great potential. Hull FC prop Scott Taylor is currently […]

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Wakefield Trinity face uncertain future with stadium exit looming

Wakefield Trinity face uncertain future with stadium exit looming

By Jake Ashby Wakefield Trinity have given their notice of exit to leave historic ground Belle Vue at the end of the season, following stalls in onsite developments. Belle Vue has been Trinity’s home since the Super League began in 1985, however it is unable to meet ‘minimum ground standards’ which will be implemented by the Rugby League’s top tier next season. […]

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Inspirational Jamie Peacock and team doing so much for charity

Inspirational Jamie Peacock and team doing so much for charity

By Richard Wright A Yorkshire and England rugby league legend delved into what drives him to succeed at an inspiring evening at Leeds Trinity University. Former Leeds Rhinos captain Jamie Peacock spoke at A Night with Jamie Peacock MBE and His Team, and was hosted by BBC Sports presenter Tanya Arnold. The evening also included talks from Brand Yorkshire’s managing director […]

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Rugby Union side miss out for second year running despite only losing once

Rugby Union side miss out for second year running despite only losing once

By Chris Woodside It’s not usually the case that you win all but one of your games in the league and don’t get promoted, unfortunately this is what happened to the Rugby Union side at Leeds Trinity University. The Yorkshire based University team are only one of seven sides that make up the British Universities and College Sport (BUCS) Rugby […]

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Oldham set to lose promising players for clash with Hull KR

Oldham set to lose promising players for clash with Hull KR

By Ben Guzdek Oldham RLFC will face Championship favourites Hull Kingston Rovers without dual-registration support. Dual-registration is a popular arrangement in Rugby League where a player can be registered to play for two clubs. This was put into place in 2013 to help strengthen the game. In this case, Oldham had made an arrangement with Huddersfield Giants to register Tyler Dickinson (prop) […]

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Castleford Tigers are waging a war on Super League stereotypes

Castleford Tigers are waging a war on Super League stereotypes

By Billy Wilkinson Castleford Tigers coach Daryl Powell is on a mission to play entertaining rugby. Since taking over in 2013, Powell has changed the club. In his first season, he led the Tigers to their highest league position since Super League began, an appearance at Wembley, and was recognised with Coach of the Year honours. Powell hasn’t just revitalised […]

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Ireland face All Blacks again with memories of historic victory still fresh

Ireland face All Blacks again with memories of historic victory still fresh

By Monika Parnarauskaite The All Blacks are still hurting after their historic loss to Ireland, ahead of their second meeting of the autumn on Saturday. It was a remarkable 111 years and 22 consecutive defeats – but history was made as Ireland stormed to victory with an impressive 40-29 win against New Zealand last week. This put a stop to […]

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Ireland still basking in the glory after shock defeat of mighty All Blacks

Ireland still basking in the glory after shock defeat of mighty All Blacks

By Sam Taylor Ireland created history in Chicago on Saturday when they defeated the All Blacks 40-29 for the first time ever after 29 attempts, scoring five in the process. In recent years southern hemisphere sides have had the dominance over their northern rivals, which was demonstrated during the 2015 Rugby World Cup. The tide seemed to have changed in […]

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