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Doncaster Knights v London Irish: Ability to take chances crucial to Knights’ hopes against favourites

FOR MANY, the news Doncaster Knights will not accept promotion to the Premiership if they do cause a shock in the Championship play-offs has diluted somewhat Sunday’s semi-final first leg with London Irish.

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Jonah Holmes scored two tries for Yorkshire Carnegie as they defeated Ealing Trailfinders in the Championship play-off semi-final  first leg.

Ealing Trailfinders 14 Yorkshire Carnegie 36: Carnegie take command in play-off semi-final

YORKSHIRE CARNEGIE will have an 18-point lead to defend in next week’s Championship play-off semi final second leg after this pulsating 34-16 win over Ealing in the opening leg.

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CONFIDENT: Yorkshire Carnegie's 
Joe Ford

Ealing Trailfinders v Yorkshire Carnegie: ‘P’ word avoided as Carnegie focus on overcoming first play-off hurdle

DO NOT mention the ‘P’ word to Yorkshire Carnegie.

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GOING NOWHERE: Doncaster Knights chairman Tony De Mulder. Picture: Scott Merrylees

Doncaster Knights opt against promotion if they win Championship play-offs

DONCASTER KNIGHTS have revealed they would not accept promotion to the Premiership should they win the Championship play-offs as it is “simply unaffordable.”

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Dean Schofield

Yorkshire Carnegie: Schofield makes ‘easy’ decision to hang up his boots while Lucock signs new deal

Yorkshire Carnegie second-row Dean Schofield insists it was “not a tough decision” to retire after the ex-England lock revealed he would quit after the forthcoming Championship play-offs.

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Harrogate RUFC director of rugby Dave Doherty

Harrogate handed Yorkshire Cup glory by Sheffield Tigers concession

Harrogate RUFC have been gifted a Yorkshire Cup hat-trick after Sheffield Tigers conceded Wednesday night's final.

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Scotland coach and former Huddersfield player Vern Cotter congratulates record-breaking fly-half Chris Bell, having presented him with his championship medal.

Huddersfield’s perfect season ends with a thrilling triumph

SCOTLAND coach and former Huddersfield player Vern Cotter looked on as they signed off as National Three North champions after winning all 26 matches this season.

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Hull Ionians' fly-half Callum Irvine (Picture: Scott Merrylees).

Ionians seek to beat drop as derby defeat costs Harrogate

Hull Ionians ensured their battle for National League One survival will go down to the final week of the season after a 46-33 victory against Old Albanians.

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Denny Solomona is one of 15 uncapped players named in England's squad for their June tour to Argentina (Picture: Mike Egerton/PA Wire).

Solomona will be as desperate to play for England as I am to coach them, says Aussie Jones

HEAD COACH Eddie Jones used his own example to explain why he has no concerns over Denny Solomona’s desire to play for England.

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Peter Lucock

Yorkshire Carnegie: Lucock sure Carnegie can finish off the job

CONFIDENT YORKSHIRE Carnegie aren’t scared of anyone in the Championship play-offs, centre Peter Lucock says.

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Double act: Warren Gatland, right, and Sam Warburton will represent the Lions as coach and captain, respectively, for a second time. (Picture: PA)

British and Irish Lions will sing as well as roar in New Zealand

British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland will have his players watching films and taking part in choir practice to prepare them culturally for this summer’s tour to New Zealand.

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British and Irish Lions 2017: The key talking points

British and Irish Lions 2017: The key talking points

The British and Irish Lions squad for the summer 2017 tour to New Zealand was announced today. Here are the talking points after 16 English, 12 Welsh, 11 Irish and two Scottish players were selected.
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Wales flanker Sam Warburton has been appointed captain for the British and Irish Lions' summer tour of New Zealand. Picture: David Davies/PA.

Sam Warburton to captain Lions on New Zealand tour

WALES star Sam Warburton has been announced as British and Irish Lions captain for this summer’s New Zealand tour.

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Wales Sam Warburton has apparently been told he will lead the British and Irish Lions (Picture: David Davies/PA Wire).

Gatland will end guessing game over the Lions

IT IS the call all rugby union players from these shores want to receive at some point in their careers – the one detailing that they have been included on a British and Irish Lions touring party.

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Richard Beck of Yorkshire Carnegie

Yorkshire Carnegie well-versed in Ealing Trailfinders challenge

YORKSHIRE CARNEGIE’S Richard Beck has stressed the importance of momentum as they head into the Championship play-offs for a second season running.

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Video - ‘We can play a lot better’ - Doncaster Knights boss Clive Griffiths confident London Irish can be overcome

THE good news for Doncaster Knights is they get another shot at this – two more, in fact.

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Max Green on the attack for Yorkshire Carnegie against Ealing Trailfinders.  Picture: Bruce Rollinson

Time for Yorkshire Carnegie to focus after back-up boys shine in rehearsal

THE dress rehearsal went according to plan and now confident Yorkshire Carnegie are ready for the main performance.

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James Thraves scored a first-half try against Ealing

Yorkshire Carnegie 33 Ealing Trailfinders 20: Real work now lies ahead for Carnegie

Yorkshire Carnegie completed their Championship campaign with victory over semi-final opponents Ealing Trailfinders.

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Doncaster Knights' Tyson Lewis. breaks down the wing against London Irish. Picture: Scott Merrylees

Doncaster Knights 5 London Irish 22 - Knights given indication of tough task on the horizon

DONCASTER KNIGHTS were today clearly reminded by leaders London Irish the size of the task lying ahead of them in the Championship play-offs.

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Bryan Redpath.

Yorkshire Carnegie: Places still up for grabs in play-off plans says Redpath

Yorkshire Carnegie head coach Bryan Redpath says “three or four” places are still up for grabs in his play-off plans.

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