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Yorkshire review: Stunning fightback takes its toll but Hull Ionians close the gap

Hull Ionians remain in the bottom two of National One after losing 50-38 at Coventry.

Mark Ireland of Sheffield Tigers.

Tigers dig deep as they drag Wharfedale into survival battle

Sheffield Tigers finally ended their 12-game losing streak with a vital 14-8 victory at home to Yorkshire rivals Wharfedale in National Two North.

Yorkshire Review: Harrogate hang on to ease drop fears | Tigers toppled by Lions

Yorkshire Review: Harrogate hang on to ease drop fears | Tigers toppled by Lions

Harrogate claimed a crucial bonus-point win at home after holding off Luctonians 26-24 in a tense battle in National Two North.

Wharfedale v Blaydon. Jamie Guy. Picture Scott Merrylees

Yorkshire RU round-up: Jordan’s double not enough as Wharfedale hopes dashed

Wharfedale suffered heartbreak as they lost out to hosts Hinckley 31-30 with the last kick of the National Two game.

David Doherty is to don the boots again to help Harrogate beat the drop from National Two North (Picture: Steve Riding)

National Two North: Yorkshire trio locked in battle to beat the drop

FOR a trio of under-pressure Yorkshire clubs, today marks the start of a pivotal point in their season as the battle to avoid relegation intensifies.

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John Spencer, pictured at last months media conference to announce the 2017 British and Irish Lions coaching staff (Picture: Brian Lawless/PA Wire).

The bigger the challenge, the bigger the Lions’ opportunity, says John Spencer

IT IS an indication of just how much excitement the British Lions generate that their Twitter feed yesterday declared it is “just” 150 days until the first game of its tour to New Zealand and no one thought to suggest it was an irrelevant marker.

HENRY PACKARD: Scored a try for Sheffield Tigers but it was not enough as visitors Luctonians won 22-10. Picture: Ian Anderson

Round-up: Millar drops in to seal opening day triumph for Hull Ionians | Harrogate made to suffer by Hinckley | Otley lose out at Sale

Hull Ionians got the new season off to a winning start with a 16-10 National One victory at home to Darlington Mowden Park.

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