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A win at last for Harrogate

Harrogate RUFC recorded their first victory of the season when they beat Leicester Lions 27-10 at Rudding Park.

Harrogate RUFC will be hoping to celebrate victory over Leicester Lions on Saturday. Picture: Richard Bown

Gate raring to go ahead of Lions test

Harrogate RUFC’s director of rugby Dave Doherty says his players are champing at the bit ahead of Saturday’s showdown with Leicester Lions.

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Harrogate Pythons beat Halifax 26-3 in Yorkshire Three. Pictures: Adrian Murray

Third win in a row for Pythons

Harrogate Pythons chalked up their third consecutive Yorkshire Three victory when they overcame Halifax by a 26-3 scoreline at Pennypot.

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Harrogate RUFC suffered a narrow defeat on the road at Stourbridge

Harrogate beaten at Stourbridge despite improved display

A dominant first-half performance wasn’t enough to save Harrogate RUFC from slipping to their sixth consecutive National Two North defeat, at Stourbridge.

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Harrogate RUFC were beaten by Sheffield Tigers last time out. Picture: Adrian Murray

“Desperation” for first win is holding Gate back

The “desperation” that has taken hold in Harrogate RUFC’s search for a first win of the season is holding them back, according to director of rugby Dave Doherty.

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Harrogate Pythons look for a way through the Northallerton defence during Saturday's Yorkshire Three clash

Pythons too good for Northallerton

Three first-half tries paved the way for Harrogate Pythons’ 24-3 victory at Northallerton in Yorkshire Three.

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Action from Harrogate RUFC's home defeat to Sheffield Tigers. Picture: Richard Bown

Old boy condemns Harrogate to another loss

Winless Harrogate RUFC fell to a disappointing 24-17 defeat to Sheffield Tigers at Rudding Lane.

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Harrogate RUFC director of rugby Dave Doherty

Doherty backs players to come good despite poor start

Harrogate RUFC’s director of rugby Dave Doherty says he has every confidence that his players can turn things around following their disappointing start to 2016/17.

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Harrogate Pythons left it late to claim victory over Goole

Pythons snatch victory from jaws of defeat

A Max Sharp try, converted by Ross Fallenstein with just four minutes left on the clock, saw Harrogate Pythons to a 27-26 home win over Goole.

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Harrogate RUFC conceded 17 points while Willem Enslin, above, was in the sin-bin during their defeat at Luctonians

Harrogate well beaten at Luctonians

A weakened Harrogate RUFC lost out 35-5 at Luctonians in National Two North, despite producing one of their most encouraging performances of the season.

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Luke Edwards scored Harrogate's only try in their defeat to South Leicester

Harrogate beaten by South Leicester

Harrogate RUFC threw away a 16-7 advantage as they slipped to a home defeat to South Leicester in National League Two North.

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Harrogate RUFC director of rugby Dave Doherty

Doherty reflects on second loss for ‘Gate

Harrogate RUFC’s new director of rugby says he saw an improvement in his side’s performance, despite a second defeat of the season, to Tynedale.

Willem Enslin scored Harrogate's only try

Harrogate 7-21 Hinckley: Gate underwhelm in Doherty's first game in charge

Dave Doherty watched his new Harrogate side gift away 21 unanswered points in the first half in falling to an opening day defeat against newly-promoted Hinckley.

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New Harrogate coach Dave Doherty (Photo: Caught Light Photography)

Dave Doherty excited to embark on new adventure with Harrogate Rugby

Excited Harrogate RUFC director of rugby Dave Doherty says he is itching to get going in the new National League Two campaign.

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Harrogate winger Sam Bottomley leaves for coaching chance at Doncaster Phoenix

Flying winger Sam Bottomley has left Harrogate to join home town club Doncaster Phoenix.

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VIDEO: Mike Aspinall overjoyed as Harrogate provide precious parting gift in Yorkshire Cup final

Departing Harrogate director of rugby Mike Aspinall revealed his pride in guiding the club to a second consecutive Yorkshire Cup triumph.

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Callum Irvine looked set to move on to Doncaster Knights last year before injury caused the move to break down (Photo: Richard Bown)

Harrogate duo Callum Irvine and Lewis Minikin fly nest to Hull Ionians following Yorkshire Cup triumph

Star players Callum Irvine and Lewis Minikin are following director of rugby Mike Aspinall out of Harrogate Rugby Club and step up to National One next season.
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Harrogate storm to Yorkshire Cup triumph in perfect send-off for coach Mike Aspinall

Harrogate gave coach Mike Aspinall a winning send-off by retaining the Yorkshire Cup on Thursday night.

Harrogate lifted the Yorkshire Cup with victory over Wharfedale last year (Photo: Caught Light Photography)

Harrogate favourites to reach second Yorkshire Cup final

Mike Aspinall will use Harrogate’s own giant-killing antics to motivate his players against falling to a similar fate in tonight’s hotly-anticipated Yorkshire Cup semi-final.
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Yorkshire Carnegie's record try scorer David Doherty is set for a dual role with Harrogate

David Doherty quick to sort future with Harrogate after shock release by Carnegie

YORKSHIRE CARNEGIE’S record try-scorer David Doherty aims to shrug off the “shock and disappointment” of his exit from the club by throwing himself into a surprise new dual-role as Harrogate’s director of rugby and commercial director.

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