Dave Craven

The Yorkshire Post rugby writer covering rugby league and rugby union

Forsyth leads generation game at youthful Yorkshire Carnegie

EX-LEICESTER Tigers centre Andy Forsyth hopes to lend his experience to a youthful Yorkshire Carnegie side as they start their British & Irish Cup campaign in Jersey tonight.

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I think stats are proving there is a problem with drugs, concedes Leeds Rhinos’ Ryan Hall

ENGLAND stars Ryan Hall and Kallum Watkins both believe there is a problem with drugs in rugby league.

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Rhinos teenager Jack Walker makes a dart forward

Castleford Tigers 6 Leeds Rhinos 24: Grand Final player ratings

Rugby league writer Dave Craven was at Old Trafford and analysed the performances from both teams:

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Jimmy Lowes

Richmond v Yorkshire Carnegie: Lowes looking to extend unbeaten run

Yorkshire Carnegie, looking to extend their unbeaten run to five games, are away at Richmond today in the Championship.
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My time?: Daryl Powell has waited a long time to taste Grand Final glory. Can he finally do it as head coach of the Castleford Tigers. (Picture: PA)

Grand Final: Castleford Tigers’ Powell aiming to do what he never managed as a player

ALTHOUGH he will try to plot their downfall in tomorrow’s affair, Castleford Tigers boss Daryl Powell was actually playing for Leeds Rhinos in the first Super League Grand Final back in 1998.

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Castleford Tigers' Oliver Holmes.

Grand Final: Holmes confident that controversial Hardaker absence won’t derail Castleford

THEY have won difficult games without two of their main stars before so Oli Holmes sees no reason why Castleford Tigers cannot shrug off the shock absence of Zak Hardaker in tomorrow’s Super League Grand Final.

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Video: Man of Steel award for Castleford Tigers’ Luke Gale

LUKE GALE says a solitary chat in new Coach of the Year Daryl Powell’s “mansion” made him realise he had to sign for Castleford Tigers – and now he is Man of Steel and aiming for Grand Final glory against the club that discarded him as a teenager.

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Video: Castleford Tigers dominate with trio of awards

CASTLEFORD TIGERS celebrated on Tuesday night as they claimed three major awards at the Betfred Super League Man of Steel dinner in Manchester.

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No Old Trafford farewell is cruel blow for legend Ellis

Hull FC captain Gareth Ellis admitted the realisation his brilliant career is over hit him harder than expected after Friday’s heart-breaking Super League semi-final loss at Leeds Rhinos.

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Mike Myerscough

Carnegie are ready to repel 
the Pirates

‘ADOPTED’ Yorkshireman Mike Myerscough is relishing the chance to reacquaint himself with Cornish Pirates.

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Luke Gale holds his nerve to kick the winning drop goal and send Castleford to Old Trafford (Picture: Jonathan Gawthorpe)

How Luke Gale held his nerve to send Castleford Tigers fans delirious

DRAGGING Luke Gale away from his friends and family in the joyous Tiger Bar underneath Wheldon Road’s main stand for an admittedly swift interview did feel a little harsh.

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Video: ‘Unbelievable’ - Powell left ‘breathless’ after Castleford Tigers seal Grand Final spot

CASTLEFORD TIGERS coach Daryl Powell hailed his side after an “unbelievable” win got them into a first-ever Super League Grand Final.

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Final push: Hull FC players celebrate victory at Castleford.
Picture: Allan McKenzie/SWpix

Leeds Rhinos v Hull FC build-up: We will have to produce our best yet says Lee Radford

UNDER his command, Hull FC are making a habit of ending hoodoos, which means Lee Radford has every confidence in his side breaking not just one but three more during the next fortnight.

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Garry Lo

Sheffield’s Lo lost for words after surprise Tigers switch

PROLIFIC Sheffield Eagles winger Garry Lo claimed he was “speechless” after securing a two-year deal with Super League title-chasers Castleford Tigers.

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Heading to Trinity: Catalans' Justin Horo.

Signing coup for Wakefield Trinity

Wakefield Trinity have signed experienced NRL second-row Justin Horo from Catalans Dragons on a two-year deal.

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Video: Callum Irvine makes the most of his Carnegie call-up

LESS than 18 months ago, Callum Irvine was playing part-time rugby for hometown Harrogate yet has now made his first Championship start with Yorkshire Carnegie.

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Yorkshire Carnegie's 
Ollie Stedman goes on the charge against Doncaster Knights. Picture: Steve Riding.

Yorkshire Carnegie 15 Doncaster Knights 9: Injury woes cast aside as Carnegie hold back Knights

AS PLAYER after player departed injured, the main concern for Yorkshire Carnegie could quite conceivably have been whether they would still have 15 fit players after this derby against Doncaster Knights.

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Ollie Stedman.

Yorkshire Carnegie: Derbies are even more special now, says Ollie Stedman

ALTHOUGH the disbandment of Championship play-offs has upset some, Yorkshire Carnegie No8 Ollie Stedman believes it has one major positive – making their derby with Doncaster Knights all the more important.

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DONE, FOR THE SEASON: Castleford Tigers' Luke Gale.  Picture: Bruce Rollinson

Luke Gale in race against time to help Castleford Tigers’ push for Grand Final

Castleford Tigers coach Daryl Powell hopes Luke Gale will return for their Grand Final push despite the England scrum-half undergoing emergency appendix surgery yesterday.

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Mike Myerscough

Coach Lowes expecting a response from Carnegie

Yorkshire Carnegie head coach James Lowes is confident his side can quickly eradicate their opening day problems in time for tonight’s Championship game at Nottingham.

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