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Eee by gum! Yorkshire rugby fans' 'haka' goes viral

A Wetherby rugby fan and his friends have taken New Zealand by storm by performing a unique Yorkshire take on the famous haka.
Harrogate Pythons RUFC members at their new home, Harrogate Railway Athletic's Station View

Pythons’ delight at securing new home

Harrogate Pythons RUFC have held their first training session at their new base, Harrogate Railway Athletic’s Station View.

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Exclusive Harrogate performance -  Top improv keyboard musician Paul Taylor.

North Bar to host poetry and improv music in Spirit of 67 day

One of Harrogate's leading craft beer bars is hosting a 1967-themed music, poetry and film event as part of an exciting day shortly.
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Yorkshire Carnegie's Richard Beck is returning to Harrogate RUFC in a coaching role

‘Gate strengthen ahead of new campaign

Harrogate RUFC have made a number of additions to both their playing and coaching staff as they prepare for life in National Three North.

Jake Brady is leaving Harrogate RUFC after eight years at the club. Picture: Caught Light Photography

‘Gate skipper Brady departs

After eight seasons and more than 200 appearances for the club, Harrogate RUFC’s talismanic captain Jake Brady is leaving Rudding Lane.

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Harrogate RUFC's director of rugby Dave Doherty. Picture: Caught Light Photography

‘Gate chief: ‘We will be back’

Harrogate RUFC’s director of rugby Dave Doherty is confident that his side will make an immediate return to National Two North next season.

Two tries from Sam Brady were not enough to save Harrogate RUFC from defeat at Hinckley. Picture: Richard Bown

Harrogate relegated from National Two North

A dramatic conclusion to the 2016/17 season saw Harrogate RUFC relegated from National Two North.

Harrogate RUFC director of rugby Dave Doherty

Harrogate handed Yorkshire Cup glory by Sheffield Tigers concession

Harrogate RUFC have been gifted a Yorkshire Cup hat-trick after Sheffield Tigers conceded Wednesday night's final.

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Harrogate RUFC are in real danger of being relegated from National Two North after a home defeat to local rivals Otley. Picture: Richard Bown

Derby defeat dumps ‘Gate into drop zone

Harrogate RUFC dropped into the National Two North relegation zone after losing out 35-15 to derby rivals Otley.

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Harrogate RUFC skipper Jake Brady in action during Saturday's Yorkshire Cup semi-final win over Hull. Picture: Caught Light Photography

‘Gate skipper Brady’s warning for derby rivals

Harrogate RUFC captain Jake Brady has warned local rivals Otley that his side are more motivated than ever ahead of Saturday’s derby clash at Rudding Lane.

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Oli Rosillo was a try-scorer in Harrogate RUFC's Yorkshire Cup semi-final success over Hull. Picture: Caught Light Photography

‘Gate sink Hull to secure cup final berth

Harrogate RUFC secured a third consecutive Yorkshire Cup final appearance when they beat Hull 25-10 at Rudding Lane.

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Harrogate RUFC are in Yorkshire Cup action this weekend. Picture: Richard Bown

Yorkshire Cup test for ‘Gate

Harrogate RUFC switch their attentions to the Yorkshire Cup this weekend as they host National Three North outfit Hull at the semi-final stage of the competition.

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Max Sharp bursts through to score a crucial try in Harrogate Pythons' triumph over Stocksbridge

Pythons beat the drop after comeback win over rivals

Harrogate Pythons are safe from relegation after they came from behind to beat fellow strugglers Stocksbridge in a must-win encounter on Saturday.

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Harrogate RUFC's Sam Brady on the way to the try-line during Saturday's key victory at Preston Grasshoppers. Picture: Richard Bown

‘Gate secure crucial win over Preston in battle to beat the drop

Harrogate RUFC took a huge step towards securing their National Two North status when they beat Preston Grasshoppers 45-32 on Saturday.

Harrogate RUFC director of rugby Dave Doherty. Picture: Caught Light Photography

Trio of ‘cup finals’ to decide struggling Harrogate’s fate

Harrogate RUFC have three “cup finals” left to play this season as they battle to preserve their National Two North status.

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Rob Lunn competes for line-out ball during Harrogate Pythons' defeat to Halifax Vandals

Pythons come unstuck against title-chasers

Harrogate Pythons RUFC remain in a relegation dogfight after a 36-13 defeat to title-chasing Halifax Vandals, despite a spirited performance at Pennypot.

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Tim Heaton was yellow-carded in Harrogate RUFC's 38-10 loss to title-chasing Caldy at Rudding Lane. Picture: Caught Light Photography

‘Gate suffer home defeat to league leaders

Harrogate RUFC failed to recover from conceding a brace of early tries as they fell to a fifth straight National Two North defeat, at the hands of league leaders Caldy.

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Harrogate RUFC Ladies beat Bishop Auckland in their final league fixture of 2016/17. Picture: Richard Bown

‘Gate Ladies gear up for national final

Harrogate RUFC Ladies are gearing up to contest the final of the RFU National Junior Plate final on Saturday.

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Joe Bentham in action for Harrogate Pythons against Leeds Medics

Pythons drop into bottom three after Medics defeat

Harrogate Pythons dropped into Yorkshire Three’s bottom three following their latest loss, a 31-19 reverse at Leeds Medics & Dentists.

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Keane Naylor scored Harrogate's only try in their defeat at Chester. Picture: Richard Bown

‘Gate beaten on the road at Chester

Harrogate RUFC slumped to a fourth straight National Two North defeat when they went down 30-10 at Chester.

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