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Yorkshire Carnegie 41 Richmond 3: West at the treble as Carnegie return to winning ways to seal play-off berth

UNLIKELY hero Ben West scored a hat-trick in the final 19 minutes as Yorkshire Carnegie got back onto the winning trail at last and also secured their Championship play-off semi-final place.

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Yorkshire Carnegie's Ollie Stedman insists Championship second spot is not sealed

Yorkshire Carnegie forward Ollie Stedman has warned his team-mates that they can no longer take second place for granted after a drastic downturn in fortunes.

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Doncaster Knights try to force the ball over the line against Yorkshire Carnegie. PIC: Glenn Ashley

Doncaster Knights 31 Yorkshire Carnegie 26: Promotion rivals whet appetite for semis

In all likelihood these two rivals will meet again in the Championship’s promotion semi-final and, on the evidence of this, that will be something to relish.

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Doncaster Knights try, without success on this occasion, to force the ball over the line during their 31-26 televised defeat of Yorkshire Carnegie (Picture: Glenn Ashley).

Doncaster Knights 31 Yorkshire Carnegie 26: Knights prevail against Carnegie in thrilling televised duel

In all likelihood, these two rivals will meet again in the Championship’s promotion semi-final and, on the evidence of this, that will be something to relish.

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Rugby Union: West Leeds just one game away from a return to Twickenham

Last season’s National Senior Vase winners, West Leeds progressed to the semi-finals of the National Intermediate Cup after beating a physical Aspatria side 50-10.

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Derby win can seal place in the top four

A grand slam is up for grabs in rugby this weekend, and a Scotsman is leading the chase for it.

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England head coach Eddie Jones. Picture: Andrew Matthews/PA

Six Nations: Victorious Eddie Jones fully aware of Ireland’s threat

Head coach Eddie Jones insists England will be in a “vulnerable” position when they head to Ireland on Saturday looking to secure another grand slam.

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England's Danny Care scores his side's seventh try. Picture: Andrew Matthews/PA

‘Simplistic genius’ - How England routed Scotland to retain Six Nations crown

Sitting on the bench, scrum-half Danny Care was entranced and felt like a fan lapping up England’s “unbelievable” tries.

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Tryscorer Josh Bainbridge.

London Irish 37 Yorkshire Carnegie 14: Game-time exercise ends in a defeat for Carnegie

Yorkshire Carnegie exited the British and Irish Cup at the Madejski Stadium where coach Bryan Redpath used the game as an opportunity to give game time to some of the younger players in the squad.

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Former Leeds Tykes player, Gordon Bulloch.

England v Scotland: Gordon Bulloch backs Stuart Hogg to follow on Lions path

ONE OF former Scotland captain Gordon Bulloch’s biggest regrets is never being part of a side that defeated England.

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Bryan Redpath

Carnegie pick a youthful side for Irish cup showdown

THEY ARE only two games away from a major final but Yorkshire Carnegie head coach Bryan Redpath has clearly made it known his sights are firmly set on the Championship – and Doncaster Knights next week.

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On the Spot: Our experts preview England v Scotland in the Six Nations

The Calcutta Cup match is one of the most passionate fixtures in European sport.

Yorkshire Carnegie winger Jonah Holmes.

Yorkshire Carnegie: Squad unfazed by run of defeats insists Holmes

YORKSHIRE CARNEGIE winger Jonah Holmes maintains the squad are “unfazed” by their three-match losing run.

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Leaders London Irish given too much respect by Yorkshire Carnegie – Bryan Redpath

YORKSHIRE Carnegie head coach Bryan Redpath bemoaned his side’s initial lack of belief after they came close to ending London Irish’s 100 per cent record in the Championship.

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James Ellar was among the try scorers as Sandal recorded a five-try 40-19 win over Doncaster Phoenix to complete a season's double.

Rugby Union: Wharfedale keep try line intact on way to derby defeat of Harrogate

Wharfedale ran out 17-3 winners in their Yorkshire derby match against Harrogate in National Two North.

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Yorkshire Carnegie 14 London Irish 20: Error-prone Carnegie miss chance to dent Exiles’ push

A THIRD successive Championship defeat for Yorkshire Carnegie should perhaps come as no surprise given they were up against a London Irish side who have now won all 16 league games since being relegated from the Premiership.

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Ian McGeechan.

Yorkshire Carnegie: McGeechan hails return to automatic promotion in 2017-18

AHEAD of their crunch tie with table-toppers London Irish, Yorkshire Carnegie executive chairman Ian McGeechan has welcomed a return to automatic promotion from the Championship in 2017-18.

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Wharfedale's Jamie Guy.

Club rugby: Wharfedale edge up ladder with bonus-point victory

Wharfedale moved up to 11th in National Two North after a 27-3 home win over Tynedale in difficult conditions.

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VIDEO - Eddie Jones calls for law change after Italy steer clear of defensive rucks against England

ENGLAND head coach Eddie Jones believes World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont will instigate a law change after witnessing a “joke” game against Italy – then admitted contemplating in the past using the same tactics that irritated him so much.

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VIDEO - England 36 Italy 15: ‘Ask for your money back’ - Eddie Jones baffled by Italy’s confusing Twickenham tactics

IF YOU think that scoreline is alarming it could have been so much worse for chaotic England.

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