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World Championship: Joe Cullen has his sights trained on darts royalty at the ‘Ally Pally’

YORKSHIRE marksman Joe Cullen is aiming to make a point on the biggest stage in world darts.

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Francis Cummins dives in to score.

Leeds Rhinos Nostalgia: Cummins’ late try seals a stunning comeback win over the Warriors

THE 2000 season started and ended badly for Leeds Rhinos, but a remarkable spell in the middle of the year produced 13 successive Super League victories.

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Annie Simpson in action.

Tour de Yorkshire: Steady progress of women’s race welcomed by Annie Simpson

THE TOUR de Yorkshire continues to blaze a trail for women’s cycling and doubling the length of the race has been hailed as another important step forward.

Cycling
Scott Thwaites

Tour de Yorkshire: Scott Thwaites targeting glory in home showpiece

LOCAL HERO Scott Thwaites has pledged to “go down fighting” when the Tour de Yorkshire visits his home roads next May.

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I'LL BE BACK: Mark Cavendish, right, with Christian Prudhomme, general director of the Tour de France, at a press conference at The Piece Hall in Halifax, to unveil the full route of the 2018 Tour de Yorkshire.  Picture Tony Johnson.

Tour de Yorkshire: Mark Cavendish plots his return to Yorkshire’s mean streets

ALL EYES are likely to be focused in one direction when the fourth Tour de Yorkshire begins next May.

Cycling

Beverley chosen as starting point for biggest-ever Tour de Yorkshire ahead of grand finale in Leeds

NEXT YEAR’S Tour de Yorkshire will begin in Beverley and cover 711 km before finishing in Leeds three days later.

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Graham Murray.

Leeds Rhinos Nostalgia: Disappointing farewell for coach Murray as Tigers stun the Rhinos

Leeds Rhinos won their first silverware of the summer era in 1999, but the campaign ended on a downbeat note.

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England's Luke Gale kicks during the final of the 2017 Rugby League World Cup at the Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane . PRESS ASSOCIATION . Photo: Gregg Porteous/NRL Imagery/PA Wire.

World Cup final: Talking points from England’s 6-0 defeat by Australia

England’s hopes of glory were dashed by Australia in an enthralling World Cup final in Brisbane.

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Brad Godden touches down to score Leeds Rhinos' clinching try against Wigan in 1998.

Flashback: When Adrian Morley had the last laugh in Leeds Rhinos’ ‘brutal’ win over Wigan

Under new coach Graham Murray, Leeds Rhinos emerged as a force in Super League during 1998.

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OVER THE LINE: Gareth Widdop of England scores a try against Tonga at Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland. Picture: Andrew Cornaga/SWpix.com/PhotosportNZ

England 20 Tonga 18: England through to World Cup final after huge late scare

England will face Australia in next Saturday’s World Cup decider in Brisbane after a 20-12 win over Tonga in today’s semi-final.

Rugby league
Josh Jordan-Roberts.

Leeds Rhinos: Jordan-Roberts aims for change of fortune next season

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Danny McGuire.

McGuire and Gale head list of rugby league personalities of 2017

FORMER LEEDS Rhinos captain Danny McGuire and Castleford Tigers half-back Luke Gale have been included among five rugby league “personalities of 2017”.

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Luke Gale.

England are in great shape, insists Luke Gale

ENGLAND HAVE had perfect preparation for tomorrow’s World Cup semi-final clash with Tonga, half-back Luke Gale reckons.

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Will Cooke.

Hunslet sign former Castleford Tigers academy player Cooke

HUNSLET HAVE signed former Castleford Tigers academy and Oxford centre/back-rower Will Cooke.

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Ryan Hall touches down against Lebanon.

England must step it up against Tonga, admits Leeds Rhinos star Hall

TONGA ARE not the opponents he expected to be facing in the World Cup semi-finals, but Leeds Rhinos winger Ryan Hall reckons England will need a tournament-best performance to beat them in Auckland tomorrow (5am GMT).

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TWO-YEAR BAN: Rangi Chase. Picture: Anna Gowthorpe/PA

Rangi Chase slapped with two-year ban for positive drugs test

FORMER Castleford Tigers and England stand-off Rangi Chase has been banned from all sport for two years following a positive drugs test.

Rugby league
Leeds Rhinos' Ash Handley. Picture: Bruce Rollinson

New year brings new hope at Leeds Rhinos for Handley

WITH HIS contract due to expire at the end of next season, Leeds Rhinos winger Ash Handley admits 2018 is an “important year for me”.

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Featerhstone Rovers' Jason Walton

Two missing for opener but Featherstone Rovers boss Duffy happy with preparations

FEATHERSTONE ROVERS will be without Jason Walton (knee) and Chris Ulugia (shoulder) for their opening Championship game at home to Halifax on February 4.

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Tom Johnstone celebrates a try with Wakefield team-mate Scott Grix

Wakefield Trinity’s Tom Johnstone putting injury nightmare behind him

AFTER six frustrating months on the sidelines Tom Johnstone is back in full training with Wakefield Trinity and dreaming of an England call-up.

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Featherstone Rovers head coach John Duffy.

Pre-season schedule is rigourous test of Rovers, believes Duffy

COACH JOHN Duffy has welcomed Featherstone Rovers’ testing pre-season schedule.

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