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‘Gate boosted by return of key personnel at Chester

Harrogate RUFC will be boosted by the return of a trio of influential players for Saturday’s National Two North trip to Chester.


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Harrogate Pythons skipper Max Sharp in action against Leeds Modernians

First-half tries not enough to save Pythons from another loss

Two tries inside the opening half hour of their home clash with Leeds Modernians weren’t enough to prevent Harrogate Pythons from slipping to an eighth defeat in nine games.

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Dave Doherty makes a break for the try-line during Harrogate RUFC's home defeat to Sedgley Park. Picture: Richard Bown

Depleted ‘Gate suffer heavy defeat

A Harrogate RUFC side already depleted by injuries suffered a 40-10 home loss to Sedgley Park, playing the majority of the game with just 14 men.

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Gareth Bass on the charge for Harrogate Pythons at Castleford

Pythons’ slump continues with defeat at Castleford

An understrength Harrogate Pythons side slipped to their seventh defeat in eight games when they lost out 21-0 at Castleford.

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Keane Naylor looks for a way past the Wharfedale defence during Harrogate RUFC's derby day defeat. Picture: Richard Bown

‘Gate lose out in derby clash

Harrogate RUFC lost out on the road at local rivals Wharfedale in Saturday’s National Two North derby encounter.

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Harrogate RUFCs commercial director Dave Doherty at the clubs Rudding Lane base. Picture: Caught Light Photography

‘Gate raising funds for a ‘better future’

Harrogate RUFC are attempting to raise £70,000 in the next two months in a bid to secure a 999-year lease of their ground at Rudding Lane.

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Harrogate RUFC Ladies thrashed Amber Valley in Sunday's National Junior Plate quarter-final clash. Pictures: Caught Light Photography

Rampant Ladies seal semi-final spot

Harrogate RUFC Ladies sealed their place in the semi-finals of the National Junior Plate with a 74-0 demolition of Amber Valley at Rudding Lane.

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Harrogate Pythons Rob Lunn runs at the Old Otliensians defence

Pythons soundly beaten by Otliensians

Harrogate Pythons were soundly beaten on home soil by Old Otliensians, going down to a 37-5 defeat in Yorkshire Three.

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Harry Barnard scored Harrogate's only try in their home defeat to Sale. Picture: Richard Bown

Gate throw away lead in defeat to Sale

Harrogate RUFC led at the interval against high-flying Sale, but finished on the wrong end of a 21-10 scoreline after gifting their visitors two second-half tries.

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Jack Barnard

Barnard set for Harrogate homecoming

Former Yorkshire Carnegie ace Jack Barnard will return to play for his hometown team when he joins up with Harrogate RUFC next month.

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Gareth Bass on the way to the try-line for one of his three touchdowns against Baildon

Bass grabs hat-trick as Pythons end losing sequence

Gareth Bass helped himself to a hat-trick of tries as Harrogate Pythons ended their five-match losing streak with a comprehensive 33-7 victory over Baildon.

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Captain Jake Brady scored Harrogate RUFC's first try in their victory at Scunthorpe. Picture: Caught Light Photography

‘Gate edge closer to safety with Scunthorpe success

Harrogate RUFC moved further away from the National Two North relegation places with a 18-15 victory at Scunthorpe.

Harrogate RUFC run in another try during their success at Scunthorpe. Picture: Axel Edwards

Fourth win in a row earns Ladies quarter-final spot

A fourth successive victory earned in-form Harrogate RUFC Ladies a place in the quarter-finals of the Junior Plate competition.

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Harrogate RUFC were beaten at Leicester Lions. Picture: Caught Light Photography

Gate’s winning streak ended by Lions

Harrogate RUFC’s three-match winning run came to an end when they went down 28-15 at Leicester Lions in National Two North.

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Dan Scarbrough in Leeds Tykes colours.

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Harrogate RUFC Ladies beat West Park Leeds 2nds by a 31-0 scoreline. Picture: Caught Light Photography

In-form Ladies win again

Harrogate RUFC Ladies secured their third successive victory when they eased to a 31-0 triumph over West Park Leeds 2nds at Rudding Lane.

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Keane Naylor runs away from the Stourbridge defence. Picture: Caught Light Photography

Three in a row for resurgent ‘Gate

Harrogate RUFC made it three victories on the bounce when they saw off promotion-chasing Stourbridge.

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Harrogate RUFC captain Jake Brady will look to lead his team to victory against high-flying Stourbridge on Saturday.Picture: Richard Bown

‘Gate to tackle high-flyers

Harrogate RUFC will be looking to make it three wins on the bounce when they host high-flying Stourbridge on Saturday.

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