Jonny Wilkinson has vowed to do everything he can to be fit and ready to answer an injury SOS from the British and Irish Lions if the call is to come this summer.
Nick Kennedy described winning the Heineken Cup as the pinnacle of his career and a vindication of his decision to move to Toulon last summer.
Academy product Craig Hampson has reinforced the growing view from within Leeds Carnegie that their group of young, homegrown players can win promotion to the Premiership next season.
British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland believes those members of his squad who still have club commitments could be disadvantaged at the start of the tour Down Under, but has told them not to hold back when appearing for their respective sides.
Northampton stunned Saracens 27-13 to reach their first Premiership final after being inspired by Wigan’s FA Cup heroics – and memories of their own Heineken Cup nightmare.
Leeds Carnegie chief executive Gary Hetherington says the club will not sacrifice the policy of generating their own talent in the pursuit of promotion to the Premiership.
Two years ago, Leeds and Newcastle finished level on points at the bottom of the Premiership – but it was the Yorkshire club who were relegated by virtue of an inferior points difference.
LEEDS Carnegie product Danny Care warned Leicester that Harlequins will not be prepared to relinquish their Aviva Premiership title without a fight ahead of today’s semi-final showdown at Welford Road.
Leeds Carnegie stand on the verge of one of the greatest achievements in their short history tomorrow, but try telling that to the players and officials at the Headingley club.
Stuart Lancaster has revealed how he showed his England players videos of their past five victories just 24 hours after their Six Nations grand slam hopes came crashing to earth.
Leeds-born scrum-half Danny Care has been rested for England’s summer tour to Argentina with Calum Clark included by head coach Stuart Lancaster.
The 600th game in the history of Leeds Carnegie is one that will be recalled for many a day with great pride by all at the club.
Leeds Carnegie turned the Championship promotion race on its head with a thrilling win over favourites Newcastle Falcons.
The next great rivalry within British sport has begun.
Bridlington’s Intermediate Cup adventure ended at the hands of Brighton at Twickenham on Saturday.
BAILDON’S hopes of back-to-back wins in the RFU Junior Vase final ended in disappointment at Twickenham as Newent comprehensively overpowered them to claim eight tries and take the trophy back to Gloucestershire.
Leeds Carnegie v Newcastle Falcons: All the pressure is on Falcons, says Edwards as Leeds aim to spring upset at Headingley
Having shown his mischievous side already in the build-up to today’s play-off semi-final first leg, Diccon Edwards has now tried his hand at reverse psychology.
Three teams from Yorkshire embarked on a memorable journey to Twickenham for the RFU Cup finals on Saturday – but it was only Selby who returned home triumphant.
Sir Ian McGeechan believes Leeds Carnegie’s late-season surge proves they are once again fit for a genuine promotion challenge, writes Nick Westby.
For the second successive season, Yorkshire will be represented by three teams in the Rugby Football Union cup finals at Twickenham today.
Sir Ian McGeechan has urged the city of Leeds to embrace the Rugby World Cup in 2015 after it was announced that Elland Road will be one of 13 stadiums used for the tournament.
LEEDS United’s Elland Road stadium has been confirmed as one of 13 venues for the 2015 Rugby World Cup, tournament organisers announced today.
Warren Gatland insists the possibility of Jonny Wilkinson joining the British and Irish Lions tour to Australia in the event of injury remains shrouded in doubt.
Sam Warburton was hailed as a leader in the mould of Martin Johnson after he was appointed captain of the 2013 British and Irish Lions.
Jonny Wilkinson distanced himself from demands for his selection by the British & Irish Lions after masterminding Toulon’s passage into their first Heineken Cup final with yesterday’s 24-12 victory over Saracens.
national two north: Title-chasers Hull Ionians continued their recent good form with a 41-21 victory at Sheffield Tigers.
Sporting Bygones: Rawlinson savoured ‘massive’ changes and challenges Leeds faced when they rose to the top
It is 12 years since Leeds Carnegie first won promotion to the Premiership and next Monday they come up against regular-season champions Newcastle looking to take a big step towards achieving the feat again.
FORMER England rugby player Danny Cipriani has thanked fans for their support after being hit by a double decker bus while running across a road at the end of a lengthy Leeds pub crawl.
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Newcastle Falcons yesterday continued recruiting for their anticipated return to the Premiership with three signings – all with a mixture of top-flight and international experience.
Sandal finished the season with a resounding 122-5 victory over Yorkshire rivals Bradford & Bingley but had to settle for a third-place finish.
As this match moved into its final quarter with Wharfedale in the lead by 28-14 and with three tries in the bag, the Greens had begun to hope that this would be a season-saving five-point win.
Hull Ionians recorded the narrowest of wins as they beat Darlington Mowden Park 32-31 in a game that saw both sides exchange the lead throughout.
The gap to the Premiership may yet be bridged by Leeds Carnegie, who finished the regular season in such a manner that four more wins and a return to the top flight is by no means beyond them.
Doncaster, whose detailed planning for next season in National One has already started and increases in its intensity this week under coach Clive Griffiths, played with much commitment in their last Championship game at Castle Park where it was clear again why they have been relegated.
ROTHERHAM Titans expect to name their new coach in the next week as the outgoing Alex Codling signed off his tenure in style.
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