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Rugby Union round-up: Tigers go down to Lions, but Sheffield sit just three points off top spot

Sheffield Tigers were defeated by the Leicester Lions in a high scoring game at Dore Moor on Saturday.

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Paul Jarvis

Doncaster Knights: Paul Jarvis aims to hold onto No 15 shirt

There is no shortage of competition for the No 15 shirt at Castle Park but it will take something extra special to take it off Paul Jarvis.

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Will Thomas

Will Thomas and Rotherham Titans braced for derby challenge

Rotherham Titans’ defence, which showed an improvement during their second victory of the Championship season at Richmond last weekend, will need to be even stronger on Saturday at Clifton Lane in the derby against Yorkshire Carnegie.

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Will Thomas. Photo by Glenn Ashley.

Richmond 8 Rotherham Titans 18: Dazzling show by Will Thomas lifts Titans ahead of derby

One week before the second Yorkshire derby of the season, Rotherham’s morale has been boosted with a much needed win in the Championship against the league’s bottom club.

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Charlie Cone, with the ball, played his 100th match for Sheffield Tigers. Photo: Ian Anderson

Third win in four for Sheffield RUFC but Sheffield Tigers slump at home

Sheffield Tigers went down 26-41 to Leicester Lions in National Two North match at Dore Moor.

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Knights' Mat Clark evsades a Bedford tackle. Picture: Marie Caley

Doncaster Knights: Griffiths happy to be back in top four

Doncaster Knights boss Clive Griffiths empathised with his Bedford counterpart Mike Rayer after seeing Knights post a 30-22 Championship win at Castle Park.

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Dougie Flockhart scores a try for Knights.

Doncaster Knights 30 Bedford Blues 22: Late rally sends Knights into top four

Doncaster Knights climbed into the Championship’s top-four for the first time this season after beating lowly Bedford Blues at Castle Park.


Embarrassed Rotherham Titans looking to hit back after defeat

Rotherham Titans have made seven changes to their line-up today as they look to put last week’s disappointing loss to London Scottish behind them at Richmond in the Championship.

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Clive Griffiths

Doncaster Knights: Bedford win would leave Clive Griffiths happy with first month of season

Doncaster Knights will be bidding to claim a third successive win in tomorrow’s Championship clash against Bedford Blues at Castle Park.

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Clive Griffiths: 'we scored some phenominal tries.'  Picture: Marie Caley

Doncaster Knights tries a joy to watch, says coach Clive Griffiths

Doncaster Knights dished out a 57-16 beating at promoted Richmond in a nine-try romp.

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Hat-trick man Tyson Lewis, a pleasure to watch when in full flight

Richmond 16 Doncaster Knights 57: Lewis hat-trick in Knights romp

Doncaster Knights winged their way to a 57-16 Championship bonus point win over promoted Richmond at the Athletic Ground.

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Luke Cole scores a try for Titans. Picture Scott Merrylees

Rotherham Titans 30 London Scottish 31: Poor tackling lets down Titans

Weak tackling was responsible for Rotherham’s second defeat on the trot, and coach Justin Burnell didn’t pull any punches.

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Richard List

Doncaster Knights will not take Richmond lightly - List

Stand-in skipper Richard List is confident that Doncaster Knights can post a second successive win against promoted Richmond at the Athletic Ground today.

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Charlie Foley

Foley brothers in as Rotherham Titans make changes for London Scottish

The Foley brothers, Charlie and Ben, make their full Rotherham debuts in the Championship today against London Scottish at Clifton Lane in a Titans side that shows four changes to the team that lost at Doncaster a week ago.

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Action from last weekend's derby win over Rotherham.

Richmond v Doncaster Knights: Griffiths set to rotate squad for London trip

Doncaster Knights will renew old rivalries when taking on promoted Richmond at the Athletic Ground tomorrow.

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Charlie Foley - Rotherham Titans

Bigger role lies ahead of Rotherham Titans’ Charlie Foley

Rotherham fans are expecting to see Charlie Foley make his full debut for the Titans instead of coming on as a replacement fly half or full back as he has done in Championship games against London Welsh and Doncaster.

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Sheffield Tigers RUFC 1st XV head coach Thiu Barnard

Rugby Union: ‘Sheffield Tigers aiming to be the best side in the club’s history’

Sheffield RUFC recorded their second win from two games with a 23-10 away victory over Broadstreet. The result jumps Sheffield up to second in the National League Three Midlands table and the Abbeydale side will hope to maintain their fine form when they play their first home game of the season on Saturday against third placed Derby.

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South Yorkshire rugby

Rotherham Titans coach happy with the depth of his squad

Rotherham Titans’ coach Justin Burnell has praised the depth of his squad and its quality as he prepares for the Championship club’s third league game of the new season against London Scottish at home on Saturday.

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Doncaster Knights v Rotherham Titans..Rotherham player Cameron Hudson breaks through the Doncaster defence..10th September 2016 ..Picture by Simon Hulme

Report: Doncaster Knights 25 Rotherham Titans 13 - Lloyd Hayes puts the seal on derby success

Former Rotherham favourite Lloyd Hayes put paid to another late comeback by the new-look Clifton Lane side in Saturday’s Championship derby at Castle Park.

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Doncaster Knights v Rotherham Titans. Doncaster player Latu Makaafi breaks through the Rotherham defence ..10th September 2016 ..Picture by Simon Hulme

Doncaster Knights: Flanker Latu Makaafi celebrates 100th appearance in victory over Rotherham

Flanker Latu Makaafi celebrated his 100th appearance for Doncaster Knights by helping them to a 25-13 Championship victory over Rotherham at Castle Park.

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