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Leeds United: Academy back on an upward curve

The contradiction of the criticism of Leeds United’s multinational academy is that those in charge of it believe they are functioning at a category one standard. Leeds hold second-level status as defined by the Premier League’s Elite Player Performance Plan but the club rate their Thorp Arch facilities at a higher level and employ 27 full-time staff, almost twice as many as their band requires.

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LOVING IT: Gareth Hock, seen above in action for Leigh last season, is enjoying life at Featherstone Rovers. 'Picture: Martin Rickett/PA.

Batley Bulldogs v Featherstone Rovers: Happy Hock planning ahead as he settles into Championship life

GIVEN he answered his phone from the hot-tub in his back garden, life in the Championship seems to be suiting Featherstone Rovers’ Gareth Hock just fine.

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Are these the best Leeds United kits of all time?

Today we ask are these the best Leeds United kits of all time?

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Batley coach Matt Diskin.

Batley Bulldogs v Featherstone Rovers: We’ll need to be at our best for derby, claim rival bosses

BATLEY BULLDOGS play host to Featherstone Rovers tomorrow (3pm) with both coaches warning it will take their team’s best performance of the season so far to claim the points.

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Dewsbury Rams coach, Neil Kelly. PIC: Paul Butterfield

Leigh v Dewsbury Rams: We’ve got to use the fear factor as motivation at Centurions – Kelly

THE FEAR factor should inspire Dewsbury Rams to an improved performance at Leigh Centurions in the Betfred Championship tomorrow (3pm), coach Neil Kelly says.

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Gary Thornton.

In-form Hunslet full of confidence as they head to title favourites Bradford

AN EIGHT-GAME winning sequence will send Hunslet into a challenging run of matches in high spirits and confident mood.

Yorkshire's Adil Rashid successfully appeals the wicket of Sussex's Ashar Zaidi. Picture: Alex Whitehead/

Yorkshire CCC members set to question deal for Rashid at agm

YORKSHIRE today face a grilling from their members over the controversy surrounding Adil Rashid’s decision to give up red-ball cricket.

Ash Handley touches down.

Leeds Rhinos: Mac proud of players’ courage - but has no complaints about defeat

LEEDS RHINOS boss Brian McDermott admitted his team did not deserve to beat Castleford Tigers at Elland Road last night, despite scoring five tries to four.

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Yorkshire Carnegie's Callum Irvine

Bristol 18 Yorkshire Carnegie 13: Committed Carnegie give Bristol fright

Yorkshire Carnegie fell to their third consecutive league defeat but they gave leaders Bristol a massive fright at Ashton Gate.

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Leeds Rhinos' Ash Handley dives in to score his side's second try.

Leeds Rhinos 24 Castleford Tigers 25: Leeds’ revival falls short as Cas dig in to claim derby spoils

WHAT BEGAN as a rout turned into a sensational thriller at Elland Road last night.

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Wakefield Trinity try-scorer Ben Jones-Bishop.

Warrington Wolves 34 Wakefeld Trinity 24: Lineham treble puts paid to Wakefield’s resistance

Winger Tom Lineham claimed a hat-trick of tries to help Warrington to a thrilling 34-24 Betfred Super League victory over Wakefield at the Halliwell Jones stadium.

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Danny Nelson, Leeds Force head coach

Newcastle Eagles 120 Leeds Force 68: Early hope gives way to the inevitable

A second defeat in as many months on Tyneside condemned Leeds Force to a 20th consecutive BBL loss of a catastrophic campaign, slumping to a 120-68 defeat against Newcastle Eagles, WRITES SEB GIGNER.

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Leeds United announce Player of the Year Awards 2018

Leeds United announce Player of the Year Awards 2018

Leeds United have announced their Player of the Year Awards for 2018.

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Jack Clarke in action against Cardiff City.

Four things we learned from Leeds United under-23's victory over Cardiff City

Leeds United's under-23 side secured their fourth victory in a row on Friday afternoon with a 3-0 victory over Cardiff City at Thorp Arch - but what were the key talking points?
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New Zealand's Kane Williamson signals his century against England during their first cricket test in Auckland. (AP Photo/Ross Setford)

Chris Waters: Record-breaking Williamson has star quality ... just don’t tell him that

STORY goes that a fan of the rock band Genesis once told guitarist Steve Hackett that he had a vision of God while Hackett was playing his solo in the song Firth of Fifth.

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Leeds schoolchildren Mason Webster and Ola Haizel at the trophy event.

Trophies on show as Leeds gears up nicely for Tour de Yorkshire

Schoolchildren in Leeds had their eyes on the prize today as the annual Tour de Yorkshire trophy roadshow rolled into the city.

Leeds United beat Cardiff City 3-0 on Friday afternoon at Thorp Arch.

Leeds United under-23's: Clarke stars as Whites topple Bluebirds at Thorp Arch

Leeds United under-23's sealed their fourth win in a row as they ran out 3-0 winners over Cardiff City at Thorp Arch.
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Lancelot Du Lac ridden by Frankie Dettori (left) winning The Qatar Stewards' Cup Handicap at Goodwood last August. PIC: Paul Harding/PA Wire

Turf Talk: Big Country looks good value for Flat-season curtain-raiser at Doncaster

Big Country could be the value call in the 32Red Lincoln at Doncaster.

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Warrington v Wakefield Trinity: Anthony England eager to go up against his old club

BIG PROP Anthony England is aiming to continue an impressive run of form when Wakefield Trinity visit his former club Warrington Wolves tonight.

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The Mend A Hose Jungle.

Castleford Tigers’ home clash with Wigan rearranged for mid-summer date

Castleford Tigers’ postponed Betfred Super League game at home to Wigan Warriors has been rearranged for Friday, June 22 (7.45pm).

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