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Video: Sacrifices need to be made in order for Carnegie to succeed - Bryan Redpath

DEPARTING head coach Bryan Redpath believes some Yorkshire Carnegie players will need to show an improvement in desire and work ethic if they are to achieve the club’s goal of promotion.

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Yorkshire Carnegie own worst enemies in Championship play-off final loss to London Irish

THIS final game, which brought an 84-66 aggregate defeat, was a microcosm of their entire season – at some points Yorkshire Carnegie looked like a side capable of winning promotion to the Premiership yet, when it mattered most, they were so far off the pace.

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Yorkshire Carnegie's Joe Ford.

Carnegie planning to upset odds in showdown

DEPARTING fly-half Joe Ford says Yorkshire Carnegie will attack from the off tonight in a bold attempt to rescue their promotion bid and create the biggest upset in Championship final history.

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Yorkshire Carnegie captain, Ryan Burrows.

All is not lost: Carnegie captain Ryan Burrows buoyed by chinks in London Irish armour

IN THE aftermath of their 
29-18 Championship final first leg defeat to London Irish, Yorkshire Carnegie’s Bryan Redpath said it would be the greatest achievement of his coaching career if his side could overturn the deficit and earn promotion.

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Manu Tuilagi, Leicester Tigers is out with a cruciate knee ligament injury.

‘Tigerness’ shines through for Leicester

Head coach Matt O’Connor is pleased with Leicester’s progress since returning to the club but insists there is still work to do to return the Tigers to their former glories.

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Unstoppable?: Richard Wigglesworth, Schalk Brits, Maro Itoje and Kelly Brown celebrate Saracens European Champions Cup triumph.

Exeter’s job to stop the Saracens juggernaut

Exeter boss Rob Baxter 
accepts the Chiefs will need to “physically and emotionally” challenge European champions Saracens in Saturday’s Aviva 
Premiership play-off showdown.

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Former England head coach Stuart Lancaster (left) and Rugby Football Union chief executive Ian Ritchie. Picture: Andrew Matthews/PA

Outgoing RFU boss Ian Ritchie ‘no regrets’ over appointment of Stuart Lancaster as England coach

IAN RITCHIE has “no regrets” over hiring Stuart Lancaster, insisting the former England head coach helped end civil war at the Rugby Football Union.

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Gareth Puttock in action for Roundhegians

'Rugby family' pays tribute to Leeds player Gareth Puttock

Rugby clubs in Leeds have rallied round to pay tribute to a young Roundhegians player who died in his sleep.


Video - Yorkshire Carnegie 18 London Irish 29: Carnegie’s late lapse hands the initiative to Irish

FOR more than an hour last night, Yorkshire Carnegie looked like a side potentially capable of ruining London Irish’s bid for an immediate return to the Premiership.

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Ian Ritchie at Twickenham

Ian Ritchie calls time on long life of a chief executive

Rugby Football Union chief executive Ian Ritchie is to retire at the end of the summer.

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Gareth Puttock carries the ball for Roundhegians during a match

Leeds rugby player, 25, dies in his sleep

A Leeds rugby club have paid tribute to a young sportsman who has died in his sleep.

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Bryan Redpath.

Yorkshire Carnegie v London Irish: Departing Bryan Redpath hoping to exit on high with promotion

IT IS a strange scenario for head coach Bryan Redpath tonight – urging his Yorkshire Carnegie side to take a major leap towards promotion yet knowing, if they do prosper against the odds, he will not experience the gains.

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Yorkshire Carnegie v London Irish - Bryan Redpath looking to bow out with winning smile

IT IS a strange scenario for head coach Bryan Redpath tonight – urging his Yorkshire Carnegie side to take a major leap towards promotion yet knowing, if they do prosper against the odds, he will not be there to experience the gains.

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Yorkshire Carnegie's Michael Cusack (Picture: Steve Riding).

Cusack keen for Carnegie to take chance to give Yorkshire an elite-level presence

MORE than a decade ago, Michael Cusack played against some of Europe’s finest in the Heineken Cup for Yorkshire Carnegie’s previous incarnation.

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Michael Cusack.

Yorkshire Carnegie v London Irish: We can make Yorkshire proud, says prop Cusack

Prop Michael Cusack is backing his side to make Yorkshire proud when Yorkshire Carnegie take on London Irish in the Greene King IPA 
Championship Final.

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Chris Ashton dives over the tryline to score Saracens first try of the Champions Cup final.

Saracens 28 Clermont Auvergne 17: Ashton signs off in style as Sarries enhance status as continent’s best

Toulon-bound Chris Ashton confessed he felt a tinge of sadness despite helping Saracens lift the European Champions Cup for the second year in a row.

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Daniel Hourcade, left, head coach of Argentina, Eddie Jones, center, head coach of England and Guy Noves, head coach of France pose during the draw for the pool stage of the Rugby World Cup 2019 tournament at the State Guest House in Kyoto, Japan.

England must be ‘bulletproof’ at 2019 World Cup in Japan as Jones handed formidable start

Eddie Jones will look to emulate James Bond by making England “bulletproof” at the right time in preparation for navigating the 2019 World Cup’s most punishing group.

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England head coach Eddie Jones

England handed tough draw in 2019 Rugby Union World Cup group stages

England have been handed a tricky World Cup pool draw for the second successive tournament.

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New Zealand made sporting history at Twickenham as they became the first team to be crowned Rugby World Cup winners for a second successive time with a 34-17 victory over Australia in 2015.

Rugby World Cup: Aiming to avoid the ‘group of death’ in World Cup

England will be hoping to escape inclusion in another ‘pool of death’ when the World Cup draw for Japan 2019 is made in Kyoto today.

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West Leeds' Sam Neave  dives over the line to score  in the RFU Intermediate Cup Final at Twickenham.

Super West Leeds dig in to get over the line and make it a Twickenham double

STUNNED chairman Phil Christopher described West Leeds’ historic RFU Intermediate Cup success as “nothing short of incredible” as the club won at Twickenham for a second successive season.

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