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Pontefract climb to second with Dunn’s late goal

Pontefract Collieries climbed to second place in NCEL Division One by snatching a late win 1-0 win at Shirebrook Town on Saturday.

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Video: Full route for 2017 Tour de Yorkshire cycle race

Two Unesco World Heritage sites, four corners of the county and a famous bridge damaged in the floods of last Christmas will all play a role in the third annual Tour de Yorkshire cycle race next April.

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Frankie Mariano in action for Batley Bulldogs last season.

Mariano signing confirmed at Rovers fans forum

Featherstone Rovers have signed 29-year-old Scotland international second-row forward Frankie Mariano.

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Jesse Sene-Lefao has impressed head coach Daryl Powell in training.

Tigers coach pleased with exciting squad

Head coach Daryl Powell has declared himself delighted with the recruitment made by Castleford Tigers ahead of the 2017 season.

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Pontefract's Ross Shand was on the scoresheet in Saturday's game.

Pontefract too good for winless strugglers Medicals

Promotion chasers Pontefract made it six wins from seven matches in Yorkshire Division Two by beating bottom team Sheffield Medicals 34-5 at Moor Lane on Saturday.

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Kyle Sambrook scored twice in Featherstone Colliery's 4-3 home defeat against Aberford Albion in Division One on Saturday.

Sambrook’s double all in vain for Colliery

Two goals by Kyle Sambrook were not enough to prevent Featherstone Colliery slipping to a 4-3 home defeat against Aberford Albion in West Yorkshire Division One.

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Glasshoughton-based Rock Inn FC made it 10 victories from 10 games in their first campaign in Wakefield and District League Division One by winning 3-1 at Pontefract Sports and Social Club on Saturday.

Ryhill avenge heavy league defeat by taming Lion in cup clash

Ryhill avenged a 7-2 defeat at Wakefield League Division One rivals Red Lion Alverthorpe in October by beating them 4-1 in Saturday’s League Cup clash.

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Jack Smith gets into his stride for Fyston Warriors in Saturday's 80-0 win over Sharlston Rovers in the Pennine League's Championship. Picture: Matthew Merrick.

Champions Fryston show their class in 15-try romp

Unbeaten Fryston Warriors warmed up for this Saturday’s BARLA Yorkshire Cup quarterfinal at North Hull Knights by running in 15 tries in an 80-0 win over Sharlston Rovers in the Pennine League’s Championship.

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Ferrybridge Progressive had a walk-over at Halfpenny Lane WMFC.

Blackwell leads Cutsyke’s 14-goal spree

AFC Cutsyke stormed through to the next round of the Castleford and District Sunday Open Cup by trouncing Townville Allstars 14-0 after leading 11-0 at half-time.

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Pontefract's James Willstrop has two PSA Championships in England before Christmas - the British Grand Prix in Manchester this week and the Channel Vas at St George's Hill, Surrey. Picture: Steve Line/SquashPics.com

Pontefract set to be at full strength for Leicester clash

Below strength Pontefract lost 3-2 at Birmingham in the Premier Squash League on Tuesday evening.

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Jon Sharp: "We started well last year, winning six out of first eight games, and we'd like to achieve that in 2017."

Rovers boss: We are aiming to hit the ground running

Coach Jon Sharp believes Featherstone’s four pre-season home fixtures in January will serve the dual purpose of giving players match practice and providing the club with match-day income.

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Michael Shenton missed the entire 2016 campaign

Shenton’s return big boost for Tigers

Castleford skipper Michael Shenton is raring to go after last season’s injury nightmare.

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New boy Zak Hardaker is settling in well with his new Tigers teammates.

Tigers working on improving durability

Castleford Tigers boss Daryl Powell is pleased with the way training is going so far as he aims to toughen his squad up for the rigours of another Super League season.

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Bananarama's Sara Dallin (left) and Keren Woodward.

Huge discounts for Pontefract racegoers who buy early tickets

Pontefract racecourse are offering punters a huge discount if they buy their tickets early for the 2017 season which starts on Tuesday, April 11.

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RFL chief executive Nigel Wood: "The RFL is extremely disappointed to learn that properly contracted Super League players may not be fulfilling the terms of their employment with Super League clubs as agreed." Picture: Steve Riding.

Tigers given RFL backing in Solomona contract row

The Rugby Football League is to throw its weight behind Castleford Tigers in their contract row with record-breaking winger Denny Solomona.

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Methley Ex Service Club A defeated Section A leaders Swillington Social A 8-2.

Methley step up title challenge by beating leaders

Methley Ex Service Club A stepped up their Castleford and District Snooker League Section A title bid by beating leaders Swillington Social A 8-2.

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Featherstone Rovers chairman Mark Campbell.

Rovers fans will be given updates

FEATHERSTONE ROVERS chairman Mark Campbell will give updates on the latest developments, both on and off the field, at a fans’ forum in the Cappers Bar in the clubhouse this evening (Thursday).

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Flanagan's Army lost 74-63 to Olde Taverners.

Army’s title bid suffers another setback

FLANAGAN’S ARMY suffer another big setback to their Five Towns Quiz League Division One title bid with a 74-63 defeat against Olde Taverners.

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Rock Inn B beat darts section title rivals Progressive Club.

Rock Inn have edge in top of table clash

Rock Inn B have a three point lead in the Castleford and District Darts and Dominoes League’s darts section after beating Progressive in a top-of-the-table clash.

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Pontefract's Darrren 'Dynamite' Appleton will make  his eighth Mosconi Cup appearance next week.

‘Dynamite’ aims to help Europe retain Mosconi Cup

Pontefract pool star Darren ‘Dynamite’ Appleton will aim to help Europe retain the Mosconi Cup when they take on USA on London next week.

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