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Castleford’s McShane gearing up for tough test from his former club

Castleford star Paul McShane is expecting a big test tonight from his former club Wakefield Trinity who would like nothing better than to spoil the Tigers party.

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Josh Hardcastle leads the race to be top try scorer. Picture: Carol Austerberry.

Seven awards up for grabs at annual Rovers presentation night

SEVEN awards will be presented at the annual Featherstone Rovers player of the year presentation night at LD Nutrition Stadium on Wednesday, September 20 (7.30pm start).

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Bradford City played Blackpool at Valley Parade earlier this month. Stock pic.

Police keep peace at Bradford City match with just eight liaison officers

A West Yorkshire Police commander has described how his force kept the peace at a Bradford City home game with just eight actively deployed officers after adopting an approach used at major protests.

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Chris Wood is denied by Fulham goalkeeper David Button. Picture: Bruce Rollinson

Leeds United boss gets first hand taste of how tough Championship is

After what amounted to a fairly gentle introduction to life in English football for new head coach Thomas Christiansen he is now aware of what lies ahead for him and his Leeds United team.

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Daryl Powell.

Powell pleased to see Castleford players learning lessons

Head coach Daryl Powell was pleased with the way his players adapted to wet conditions to rein in their natural attacking game when it was needed to pick up the win at Salford.

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Featherstone coach John Duffy (centre) with Ryan Powell (left) and Greg Stebbings.

Chance for Featherstone fans to meet new coach and backroom staff

SUPPORTERS will have a chance to meet Featherstone’s new coach John Duffy and his backroom staff at a fans’ forum at the LD Nutrition Stadium on Thursday (7.30pm).

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Pablo Hernanadez holds off the Fulham defence. Picture: Bruce Rollinson

Leeds United held to another goalless draw at home

Leeds United remain unbeaten after three matches in the EFL Championship, but had to settle for a second goalless draw in four days at Elland Road after a hard working display against Fulham.

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The League Leaders' Shield

League Leaders’ Shield will be at Castleford on Thursday

The 2017 League Leaders’ Shield could be presented to Castleford Tigers on Thursday night.

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Greg Eden, back in the Castleford squad after injury.

Star players back in 19-man squad for Castleford’s big date with Trinity

Castleford Tigers have been handed a big boost ahead of their potential history making game against Wakefield Trinity on Thursday with the return of three first team stars from injury.

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Luke Gale.

Gale insists there will be no easing up by Castleford

Castleford Tigers star Luke Gale insists that there will be no easing up by his team even if they clinch the League Leaders’ Shield against Wakefield Trinity on Thursday.

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Tim Bresnan celebrates one of six wickets he took in last Friday's win over Lancashire (Picture:

Sell-out Roses match gives Tim Bresnan taste for T20’s city format

TIM BRESNAN believes that the new city-based T20 competition will accelerate cricket’s appeal and lead to more Roses-type atmospheres in the future.

Connor Farrell scored his first try for Featherstone in Sunday's game at London. Picture: Carol Austerberry.

Featherstone get off the mark by snatching last-gasp draw at London

FEATHERSTONE Rovers collected their first point in the Super 8s Qualifiers and their first under new coach John Duffy by snatching a 32-32 draw in a dramatic finish to Sunday’s game at London Broncos.

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Yorkshire's vice captain Tim Bresnan was unable to repeat his six-wicket haul from Friday night

Yorkshire Vikings suffer defeat to Leicestershire Foxes to leave T20 Blast quarter-final hopes in balance

Yorkshire Vikings failed to back up their Roses victory as they lost to Leicestershire Foxes by four wickets with two balls remaining in the T20 Blast.

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Ben Pearson lunges in on Eunan O'Kane to earn the first of his two yellow cards for Preston at Leeds United. Picture: Jonathan Gawthorpe

Leeds United draw a blank in opening home league game

Leeds United were left frustrated in their first home game in the EFL Championship as they were held to a goalless draw by a Preston team down to 10 men for the last half-hour.

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Max Litchfield.

Litchfield happy with progress after World Championship fourths

Despite the agony of finishing fourth in two World Swimming Championship finals off the back of finishing just one place out of the medals also in last year’s Olympics, Badsworth’s Max Litchfield is confident he is heading in the right direction.

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John Duffy: "We have got to go down there with the right attitude and be willing to go the full 80 to get the win."

Rovers coach Duffy: We will need an 80-minute display to beat London

FEATHERSTONE ROVERS will face London Broncos at Ealing tomorrow (3pm) knowing it is a pivotal game in their Qualifiers campaign.

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Nathan Webster beat Darryl Harrap 21-18 in the final.

Webster wins his second bowls title by beating Harrap

SMIRTHWAITE bowler Nathan Webster won his second title this season when he beat Darryl Harrap 21-18 in the final of Castleford and District Crown Green Bowling Association’s YMCA gents individual handicapped tournament at Castleford’s Queens Park on Sunday.

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Zak Hardaker dives over for the first try for Castleford Tigers at Salford.

Hard fought win takes Castleford Tigers to brink of history

Castleford Tigers have got one hand on the League Leaders’ Shield after a committed defensive display in tricky conditions saw them record a 23-4 win at Salford Red Devils.

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VIDEO: On your marks to join Britain's top athletes in #teamparkrun events on August 19

On you marks, gets set....for YOUR chance to join National Lottery-funded athletes including Olympic and Paralympic superstars taking part in #teamparkrun 5k events all over the UK on August 19.

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The Yorkshire Diamonds squad for 2017

Yorkshire Diamonds impress in Kia Super League opening triumph over Lancashire Thunder

Two half-century partnerships at either end of the Yorkshire innings set up a resounding Kia Super League win by 28 runs over Lancashire at Headingley.

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