Dave Craven

The Yorkshire Post rugby writer covering rugby league and rugby union

Yeaman is happy to be on call for Hull

“I was just happy making coffee.”

Hull FC
Carnegie capture, tighthead prop Andrew Foster. PIC: Yorkshire Carnegie

Yorkshire Carnegie capture Foster eager to take his game to a new level

YORKSHIRE CARNEGIE have signed tighthead Andrew Foster from relegated Championship rivals Rotherham Titans.

Rugby union

WATCH: Hull fear injured Griffin is ruled out for season

LEE RADFORD fears Josh Griffin’s season could be over after the in-form centre became the latest Hull FC player hit by injury.

Hull FC

WATCH - Hull KR 22 Hull FC 34: Connor produces magic moments in derby

JAKE CONNOR underlined his England credentials once more as Hull FC continued their dominance over city rivals Hull KR last night.

Hull FC

WATCH: Green hoping to create another Magic memory for Hull FC

HULL FC'S Chris Green admits he still pinches himself when he thinks of THAT Magic Weekend try.
Huddersfield Giants' interim coach Chris Thorman. Picture: Tony Johnson.

Wakefield Trinity v Huddersfield Giants: Thorman primes players for big response from Trinity

THERE will be few people as proud as Huddersfield Giants’ Chris Thorman at St James’ Park tomorrow.

Huddersfield Giants

WATCH - Castleford Tigers v Leeds Rhinos: Richie Myler happy to have made instant impact

As Castleford Tigers bemoan the loss of their talisman scrum-half, Leeds Rhinos’ own No 7 is at the top of his game as the sides prepare to round off the opening day’s action at Magic Weekend.

Leeds Rhinos

WATCH - Hull KR v Hull FC: Atkin hooked on to new role as Magic win looks crucial for Robins

Making a major positional switch at the age of 25 is hardly ideal but when coaching legend Tim Sheens is the man with the idea, players do tend to listen.

Hull KR
Jesse Sene-Lefao.

Castleford Tigers v Leeds Rhinos: Sene-Lefao hoping the Magic ‘buzz’ will inspire Tigers

CASTLEFORD TIGERS’ Jesse Sene-Lefao concedes he didn’t even “understand” Magic Weekend originally but is now a big fan of the concept.

Castleford Tigers

WATCH - Wakefield Trinity v Huddersfield Giants: Johnstone relishing facing up to McGillvary

ANYONE would think Wakefield Trinity’s Tom Johnstone is trying to avoid Huddersfield Giants’ Jermaine McGillvary.

Wakefield Trinity
Rovers' Tom Holmes.

Holmes looking for Featherstone to build on Cup display

WHILE all of Super League descends on Newcastle today for the best part of 36 hours, arguably one of the most intriguing games of the weekend will take place at Post Office Road tonight.

Rugby league

WATCH - Hull KR v Hull FC: Injury crisis no excuse for Airlie Birds, says Minichiello

IT could be the most unrecognisable side Hull FC have fielded in some time when they face Hull KR tomorrow night but Mark Minichiello maintains the identity of whoever plays is irrelevant.

Hull FC
Zak Hardaker.

Dave Craven: ‘If’ is the key word on Hardaker’s Wigan road to redemption

AS Brian Carney repeated and emphasised the word ‘if’ he was speaking for every rugby league fan in the country.

Castleford Tigers
Zak Hardaker.

Zak Hardaker still feels ‘highly responsible’ for Castleford Tigers’ Grand Final defeat

SHAMED Zak Hardaker admits he still feels “highly responsible” for Castleford Tigers’ Grand Final loss to Leeds Rhinos and revealed he went into hiding after news of his failed drugs test emerged.

Leeds Rhinos
Leeds 'Rhinos' Anthony Mullally.

Leeds Rhinos prop Mullally baffled by his ‘mad’ moment

LEEDS RHINOS prop Anthony Mullally admits he cannot even explain the “mad” incident that led to him losing his unblemished disciplinary record.

Leeds Rhinos
Sebastine Ikahihifo.

Ikahihifo looking for some magical moments in Newcastle

DO not mention try-scoring to Huddersfield Giants’ Sebastine Ikahihifo.

Huddersfield Giants

WATCH: Gareth Ellis ready, willing and able to stand in for Hull FC

HULL FC legend Gareth Ellis is training again to be “prepared” in case he becomes the club’s latest player to come out of retirement.

Hull FC
Robert Elstone. (Photo by Tony McArdle/Everton FC via Getty Images)

Hetherington hoping Elstone can bridge the gap to RFL

LEEDS RHINOS chief executive Gary Hetherington has hailed the appointment of Robert Elstone as the new Super League CEO – but urged him to work “in collaboration” with the RFL for the greater good of the sport.

Leeds Rhinos
Sam Tomkins will leave Wigan Warriors for Catalans Dragons next season.

Sam Tomkins lured abroad again by Catalans’ ‘big ambitions’

SAM TOMKINS says the chance to work with his former England coach Steve McNamara is one reason he opted to leave Wigan Warriors for Catalans Dragons.

Wakefield Trinity
SEE YOU THIS WEEKEND: Castleford Tigers' Jesse Sene-Lefao & Leeds Rhinos' Richie Myler. Picture: Allan McKenzie/

Magic Weekend’s spell in Newcastle could be under threat from overseas interest

SUPER LEAGUE general manager Mark Foster says Magic Weekend is now “too valuable” to be disbanded in any new structural plans for the sport and could even be moved overseas.

Castleford Tigers
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