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Yorkshire round-up: Sheffield Tigers continue charge but Ionians suffer setback

Hull Ionians suffered a 38-17 defeat at Fylde as their National One campaign continued to stutter.

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Rob O'Donnell scores his third try for Yorkshire Carnegie against Bedford Blues at Selby RUFC.

Yorkshire Carnegie 52 Bedford Blues 28: Rob O’Donnell on a mission to cause mayhem in the Cup

Yorkshire Carnegie’s next two Championship games against Jersey Reds at Headingley on Friday and the following Saturday at league leaders London Irish promise to be much tougher than the challenge Bedford offered in the second round of the B & I Cup at Sandhill Lane, the impressive home of Selby RUFC.

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Rotherham Titans head coach Justin Burnell.

London Welsh 40 Rotherham Titans 24: Thomas try on debut but Burnell tastes loss at Welsh

Dual-registered Gloucester flanker Dan Thomas scored on his Rotherham Titans debut but the sending off of Ben Foley at the start of the second-half ensured there was no happy returns to Old Deer Park for Justin Burnell.

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Yorkshire Carnegie head coach Bryan Redpath wants Mike Mayhew to stake a claim for a starting jersey in the Championship.

Yorkshire Carnegie v Bedford: Mike Mayhew challenged to seize his opportunity

HOOKER Mike Mayhew has been urged to make the most of his long-awaited chance when Yorkshire Carnegie square up to Bedford in the British and Irish Cup today.

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Rotherham Titans head coach Justin Burnell. (Picture: Scott Merrylees)

London Welsh v Rotherham Titans: Thomas joins Titans’ Gloucester brigade

Dan Thomas, a former Wales under-20s captain, has become the sixth Gloucester player to join Rotherham Titans on a dual-registration deal.

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Danny Matthews, from Harrogate.

Yorkshire round-up: Hull Ionians cling on for victory, Sheffield Tigers beat Wharfedale

Hull Ionians survived a late comeback bid by visitors Esher to take a narrow 32-29 National One victory.

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Lloyd Evans.

Rotherham 34 Doncaster 17: Evans powers Titans to welcome Cup win over rivals Knights

THE much-maligned British & Irish Cup may be a large departure from Premiership action but, for Gloucester’s Lloyd Evans, his foray into the second-tier competition with Rotherham Titans certainly proved a worthwhile one.

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Yorkshire Carnegie's Bryan Redpath.

Ealing 51 Yorkshire Carnegie 35: Redpath suspects complacency behind Carnegie defeat

Yorkshire Carnegie head coach Bryan Redpath admitted his side may have got complacent as they let a healthy lead slip to lose 51-35 at Ealing Trailfinders in their opening British & Irish Cup pool game.

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Titans' Toby Williams and Danny Herriott. Picture Scott Merrylees

Rotherham Titans 34 Doncaster Knights 17: Derby joy for Titans

DUAL-REGISTERED Gloucester fly-half Lloyd Evans scored 24 points to help Rotherham Titans maintain a proud record over derby rivals Doncaster Knights.

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Joe Barker: Titans centre says there is no panic at Clifton Lane as they prepare for Cup derby against Knights. (Picture: Jonathan Gawthorpe)

Rotherham Titans v Doncaster Knights: Titans seeking to find their finishing touch

ROTHERHAM Titans centre Joe Barker hopes his side can use the British & Irish Cup to rediscover their killer touch.

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Andy Saull in his Saracens days

Ealing v Yorkshire Carnegie: Andy Saull happy to face a new artificial test

THERE will be no complaints from Yorkshire Carnegie flanker Andy Saull as he takes to Ealing Trailfinders’ artificial pitch today – he thinks it improves him.

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ON NTHE UP: Yorkshire Carnegie's Ryan Burrows.

Pressure points: How Yorkshire Carnegie have got their promotion bid off to a flier ...

THERE is no sense of brashness or embellishment when captain Ryan Burrows expresses his belief Yorkshire Carnegie can go unbeaten this season and even field two sides strong enough to compete in the Championship.

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James Haskell.

Williams added to England’s growing injury list

England’s deepening injury crisis has escalated further after Mike Williams became the fourth openside to be ruled out of the entire autumn series.

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Henri Packard of Sheffield Tigers RUFC 1st XV races in for the opening try of the game v Lymm RFC

Yorkshire round-up: Rigg powers over as Otley hold off Grasshoppers’ challenge

Hull Ionians were well beaten 43-14 at Hartpury College in National League One.

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David Clark of Doncaster Knights leaves William Millett of Nottingham on the floor as he breaks away.

Doncaster Knights 26 Nottingham 21: Doncaster take full advantage as visitors lose cool

Doncaster concentrate for the next two weeks on the British and Irish Cup satisfied but not complacent with their start to the Championship campaign.

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Yorkshire Carnegie head coach Bryan Redpath has overseen six straight wins to start the season.

Cornish Pirates 28 Yorkshire Carnegie 35: Unbeaten Carnegie keep heat on fancied Exiles

Yorkshire Carnegie’s positive start to the season continued with the notable scalp of an upwardly-mobile Cornish Pirates yesterday.

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Yorkshire Carnegie  head coach Bryan Redpath.
 Picture: Jonathan Gawthorpe

Cornish Pirates v Yorkshire Carnegie: Bryan Redpath looking for mental strength to help sink Pirates

SUNDAY’S arduous trip to Cornish Pirates, meanwhile, will pose the greatest threat yet to Yorkshire Carnegie’s 100 per cent winning start, according to head coach Bryan Redpath.

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Clive Griffiths, Doncaster Knights' director of rugby.

Doncaster Knights v Nottingham: Errant Knights eager to atone for Ealing setback

THE chance to atone for a disappointing defeat will be uppermost in the minds of Doncaster Knights’ squad today as they host Nottingham at Castle Park.

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Rotherham Titans head coach Justin Burnell.

Bedford 17 Rotherham 16: New-look Titans edged out but positives for Burnell

ROTHERHAM Titans were agonisingly beaten by a point in a Championship thriller at Bedford with coach Justin Burnell saying: “It was a great effort – but we should have had the win.”

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Rotherham Titans head coach, Justin Burnell. Picture: Scott Merrylees

Bedford Blues v Rotherham Titans: Timely numbers boost for Titans ahead of Bedford test

ROTHERHAM TITANS have signed five Gloucester players on dual-registration to bolster their squad in tonight’s Championship game at Bedford Blues.

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