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Nick Westby

Sports editor, The Yorkshire Post and Johnston Press Yorkshire

Six Nations: Perfect symmetry to Richard Wigglesworth’s England journey

On february 10, 2008, a wide-eyed Lancastrian made his England debut as a scrum-half replacement for Andy Gomarsall in a Six Nations encounter against Italy in Rome.

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England coach Eddie Jones. Picture: Adam Davy/PA

Six Nations: Head coach Eddie Jones looks at the bigger picture for England

England may have stayed on course for an historic third Six Nations title in a row on Saturday, but the emphasis this week will be on planning for the future.

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England's Jonny May scores his side's first try of the game against Wales.

Six Nations: England pleased to dig in and win ‘true test’ against Wales at Twickenham

THERE was a gathering sense as the rain continued to fall on Twickenham on Saturday evening that this victory meant so much more to England because of the close nature of the contest.

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England's Joe Launchbury (centre) in action during the NatWest 6 Nations match with Wales at Twickenham Stadium, London.(Picture: PA)

England 12 Wales 6: England gain, Wales pain in the Twickenham rain

England maintained their Grand Slam course with an attritional victory over old rivals Wales at a rain-lashed Twickenham on Saturday evening.

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MEDAL HOPE:  Katie Summerhayes Picture: David Davies/PA.

Winter Olympics: Yorkshire’s six of the best aiming high in Pyeongchang

No representative team is complete these days without a hashtag.

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England coach Eddie Jones: Keeping his players in focus.

Six Nations, Italy v England: Beware the enemy within, says Ben Foden

Injuries, tired players and a looming showdown with the All Blacks are just some of the reasons why England will not win an historic third Six Nations title in a row.

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Molly, left, and Katie Summerhayes (Picture: Team GB)

Weekend Interview: From McDonald’s to PyeongChang - how the Summerhayes sisters took different routes to the Winter Olympics

The year of their appearance together at the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang began at the local McDonald’s restaurant for the Summerhayes sisters of Sheffield.

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Katie Ormerod at last year's Winter X Games (Pictures: Christian Pondella)

Winter Olympics: Katie Ormerod aiming to become golden girl of the Olympics

World-class snowboarders from Brighouse may be about as common as a congestion-free commute on the nearby M62, but do not be surprised if in a few weeks such an anomaly is making headlines at the Winter Olympics.

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Britain's Kyle Edmund holds his ankle during his semi-final against Croatia's Marin Cilic. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

Australian Open: Challenge now for Kyle Edmund is to build on his Melbourne journey

As quickly as the interest flickers, it burns out again.

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Matty Lee.

Leeds diver Matty Lee finds incentive from past setbacks

Matty Lee is a diver with a point to prove.

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Katy Marchant.

Cycling: Katy Marchant’s gearing up for key year

LEEDS RIDER Katy Marchant is gearing up for a crucial year, beginning at this weekend’s HSBC UK National Track Championships in Manchester.

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Katie Ormerod is considered to be one of GBs best hopes for a medal in two events.

Brighouse’s Ormerod on double medal mission

Yorkshire will be represented by a magnificent seven skiers and snowboarders at next month’s Winter Olympics in PyeongChang.

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Katie Ormerod has been selected to represent Team GB at the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Summerhayes’ sisters and Ormerod headline Yorkshire’s ‘magnificent seven’ for PyeongChang

Yorkshire will be represented by a magnificent seven skiers and snowboarders at next month’s Winter Olympics in PyeongChang.

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Into last four: Britain's Kyle Edmund.

Nick Westby: Hard work enables fearless Kyle Edmund to reap his deserved rewards in Melbourne

Quarter-finals day in the first grand slam of the year was supposed to be where the journey ended.

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Lois Toulson: Has new targets for 2018.

Dive into the medals with me, says Lois Toulson

The year ahead holds myriad opportunities for Leeds diver Lois Toulson, but as much as medals and accolades are the target, the discovery of a new partner could hold the key to her f uture.

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Andy Hindley CEO of Yorkshire 2019, at Welcome Yorkshire. (Picture: Simon Hulme)

Weekend Interview: World Championships are in safe hands with Hindley at the helm

AS A younger, more intrepid version of the measured individual he would become, Andy Hindley once required Maritime Rescue to scramble a Nimrod aircraft to save him from the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.

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Andy Hindley CEO of Yorkshire 2019, at Welcome Yorkshire, Leeds. (Picture: Simon Hulme)

World’s best cyclists to generate £100m windfall for Yorkshire

Next year’s UCI Road World Championships in Yorkshire will be worth in excess of £100m to the region.

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SADDLED FOR SUCCESS: Leeds teenager Tom Pidcock enjoyed a successful 2017, winning junior world titles in cyclo-cross and road racing last year.  Pictures: SWPix/Bruce Rollinson/Jonathan Gawthorpe

Teenager Tom Pidcock proving to be best of British

Of all the memories he forged in a dominant 2017, the one that stands out most for teenage Yorkshire rider Tom Pidcock is a triumph that best represents the depth of talent coming through the British cycling ranks, rather than his own personal glory.

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England's Aimee Willmott in action in the Women's 400m Individual Medley at Tolcross International Swimming Centre during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. (Picture: PA)

Commonwealth Games: Aimee Willmott joins Litchfield brothers in Australia

Eight swimmers from Yorkshire are among a squad of 39 selected to represent Team England at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast of Australia in April.

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Lizzy Yarnold celebrated winning Gold in the Women's Skeleton at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Picture: Andrew Milligan/PA

State of the Nation – Olympics: Yorkshire stars aim for winter medals

in a little over five weeks’ time, Great Britain sends a team of athletes to a Winter Olympics more in expectation than hope.

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