Dave Craven

The Yorkshire Post rugby writer covering rugby league and rugby union

Injuries are no excuse for Hull FC’s troubles, insists Scott Taylor

SCOTT TAYLOR insists Hull FC cannot blame the loss of key players through injury, nor the controversial sale of Liam Watts, for their current malaise.

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Six Nations: England’s Danny Care refusing to panic after losing streak

DANNY CARE insists there is no need for a “new voice” to freshen things up in troubled England’s camp.

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Ireland's Conor Murray and Joey Carbery celebrate winning the grand slam at Twickenham

Six Nations: Twickenham defeat to Ireland sees wheels completely come off England’s chariot

AS the heartiest of Fields of Athenry renditions boomed around on Saturday, you could easily have thought you were back at the old Lansdowne Road in Dublin or Limerick’s Thomond Park perhaps.

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England head coach Eddie Jones, right, looks on during the loss to Ireland at Twickenham (Picture: Paul Harding/PA Wire).

Defeated England know what they need to fix, insists coach Eddie Jones

UNDER-PRESSURE England coach Eddie Jones maintains he can turn his labouring side around despite their worst Six Nations in 35 years.

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Paul Anderson.

Anderson excited at the challenge of leading England’s new Knights

PREPARING potential Test stars of the future is a task that excites Paul Anderson.

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England 15 Ireland 24: Red Rose wilt again as Ireland claim historic Grand Slam

SUDDENLY, St Patrick has a new rival for claiming March 17 all as his own - while Eddie Jones’ England are in all sorts of trouble.

Video - Danny McGuire excited at Hull KR potential after felling of Giants

THE classy football showed by stylish Hull KR in their emphatic win at Huddersfield Giants is just a glimpse of what is to come, according to chief playmaker Danny McGuire.

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Video - Castleford Tigers v Wigan: ‘We’ll be ready for final furlong’, says Gale

HAVING spent time at Cheltenham this week, Castleford Tigers’ Luke Gale knows all about ‘the going’ and in more ways than one.

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Salford's Niall Evalds fends off Hull FC's Carlos Tuimavave.

Salford 24 Hull FC 8: We were second best, admits frustrated Radford

FRUSTRATIONS continue to fester for Hull FC after they slipped to another Super League defeat last night.

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Castleford Tigers’ new boy Watts admits he’ll have to clean up his game

ONLY TIME will tell whether Hull FC have done the right thing by selling Liam Watts.

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Jamie Jones-Buchanan: Makes his 350th Super League appearance for Leeds Rhinos.

St Helens v Leeds Rhinos: Unbeaten leaders represent acid test for Rhinos

LEEDS RHINOS head coach Brian McDermott says tonight’s game at unbeaten Super League leaders St Helens will teach him plenty about his side’s chances in 2018.

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Lee Radford

Hull FC coach Lee Radford has scope to bring in new faces

HULL FC head coach Lee Radford has challenged his side to get rid of their stutter at Salford Red Devils tonight.

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Video: Huddersfield Giants 6 Hull KR 38 - Rovers cut down Giants with ruthless display

TRADITIONALLY, whenever props talk about going 80 metres for a try, you know there is a sense of exaggeration involved – it is more likely eight at a push.

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James Lowes.

Lowes and Bowden pen extended deals at Yorkshire Carnegie

Yorkshire Carnegie’s head of rugby operations Chris Gibson believes coaching duo James Lowes and Steve Boden are a “formidable team” after seeing them sign contract extensions for 2018-19 at Emerald Headingley.

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Castleford Tigers new signing Liam Watts says he has no "off-field issues" - and England are interested

FOLLOWING his controversial move from Hull FC, new Castleford Tigers signing Liam Watts insists he has no “off-field” issues - and has spoken to England team manager Jamie Peacock about adapting his game to finally earn international recognition.
Kruise Leeming.

Huddersfield Giants v Hull KR: Leeming sets sights on Test spot with England

AS ONE of Super League’s most dynamic young players, few could argue with Huddersfield Giants hooker Kruise Leeming earning an England Knights call-up last week yet he has immediately set his sights even higher.

Luna Park, Sydney

Things to do in Sydney with kids

EVERYONE knows Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House are the Australian city’s two most famous landmarks but what’s the best way to get the perfect vista of the pair together?

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Wells excited by challenge of building up Castleford Tigers

HE HAS spent much of the last decade analysing Super League from in front of the camera lens but now Jon Wells feels ready to take former club Castleford Tigers to the top of the competition as its director of rugby.

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Video: Daryl Powell backing Castleford Tigers to shine with the better weather

CASTLEFORD TIGERS’ head coach Daryl Powell believes his side have answered their critics but admits there is still much more to come.

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No retirement plans for Danny Brough after new Huddersfield Giants deal

HUDDERSFIELD Giants half-back Danny Brough says he wants to carry on playing “as long as I can” after signing a contract extension that takes him close to his 37th birthday.

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