Dave Craven

The Yorkshire Post rugby writer covering rugby league and rugby union

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 - 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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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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Big-match verdict: Castleford Tigers boss Powell quick to condemn slow-tempo success

CASTLEFORD TIGERS boss Daryl Powell bemoaned a “slow” game as his side overcame shoddy Salford Red Devils, 22-8.

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Impressive Castleford forward Grant Millington takes on the Salford defence. PIC: Jonathan Gawthorpe

Castleford Tigers 22 Salford Red Devils 8: Salford substandard as Tigers tie up third win on spin

CASTLEFORD TIGERS made it three successive wins as they proved too good for a woeful Salford Red Devils side at Wheldon Road.

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Wakefield Trinity's Keegan Hirst

Wakefield Trinity forward Keegan Hirst agrees new deal

KEEGAN Hirst has signed another new contract at Wakefield Trinity.
The Etihad Campus in East Manchester where the RFL will soon relocate their headquarters.

RFL moves in alongside Manchester City

The Rugby Football League has opted to relocate its headquarters to the Etihad Campus where they will become neighbours of Premier League leaders Manchester City.
Yorkshire Carnegie's Alex Davies.

Bedford v Yorkshire Carnegie: Mitchell set for prompt introduction

Wales prop Craig Mitchell has joined Yorkshire Carnegie from Newport Gwent Dragons for the remainder of the Championship campaign and could debut today.

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Jermaine McGillvary tips Wakefield Trinity wing rival Tom Johnstone as future England star

THE new Super League season is still in its embryonic stage yet arguably one of the most fascinating battles is already upon us.

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Exclusive video interview with Sam Burgess Down Under on his links to Wigan

SAM BURGESS has played down rumours he could be heading back to Super League - saying Wigan Warriors coach Shaun Wane had him making “promises” after too many beers!

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Gareth Ellis: Keeping fingers crossed for Rhinos.

On tour Down Under: Hull FC’s Gareth Ellis backs Leeds Rhinos to rise to the Challenge

THOUGH he is firmly ensconced as a Hull FC legend, there will always be a part of Gareth Ellis that remains Leeds Rhinos.

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Weekend Interview - Dave Craven: Aussie legends Sterling and Kenny remain a great double act

WHEN Hull FC and Wigan Warriors play the first-ever Super League game outside of Europe today they will do so for a trophy that depicts not two English greats but two Australian legends.

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Lee Radford aiming to learn new tricks on Hull FC’s historic tour

ALTHOUGH all the action takes place 10,500 miles away here in New South Wales, Hull FC head coach Lee Radford hopes it is back in his home city where the club’s historic tour will have the most lasting effect.

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Wakefield Trinity: Hat-trick hero Johnstone was almost left out of Hull KR game

HAT-TRICK hero Tom Johnstone has a dodgy weather forecast to thank for his opening night exploits in Wakefield Trinity’s 28-6 win at Hull KR.

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Tom Johnstone

Hull KR 6 Wakefield Trinity 28: Wakefield impress as they spoil KR’s return to Super League

WHILE relegated Hull KR were battling away in the Championship last year, Wakefield Trinity winger Tom Johnstone spent most of his season facing his own demons after a knee reconstruction had blighted his exciting progress.

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Danny Tickle: Has joined Hull KR.

Chip off ‘The Rock’ Dwayne Johnson and Danny Tickle join Hull KR

Hull Kingston Rovers have signed USA international Junior Vaivai - cousin of Hollywood movie star Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson - and former Hull FC and England second-row Danny Tickle on one-year deals.

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Cory Aston.

Castleford Tigers pair Garry Lo and Cory Aston join Sheffield Eagles on month’s loan

CASTLEFORD TIGERS have allowed winger Garry Lo and half-back Cory Aston to return to their former club Sheffield Eagles on a month’s loan.

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Yorkshire Carnegie's Richard Beck: New role. Picture: Jonathan Gawthorpe

Richard Beck stepping up to the plate with Yorkshire Carnegie

THE vast majority of his 120 appearances for Yorkshire Carnegie have come as a blindside flanker but, never too old to learn new tricks, Richard Beck is now thriving elsewhere.

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Yorkshire Carnegie man of the match Harry Newborn takes on the Hartpury defence. PIC: Jonathan Gawthorpe

Yorkshire Carnegie 20 Hartpury 16: Carnegie’s blushes saved by a bit of McColl magic

STEVIE McCOLL crucially finished off a rare moment of magic as relieved Yorkshire Carnegie rescued victory against Hartpury RFC.

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