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Knights RL

Stanley Gene takes a training sessions with students at New College Durham during his time as Newcastle Thunder head coach

Rugby league legend Stanley Gene joins York City Knights staff - as community coach

RARING TO GO: Brett Waller is back for a second spell with York City KnightsPicture: Charles Peart

'I was naive last time. I now want to show people what I can do' - 'Wrecking Ball' Brett Waller on his return to York City Knights

Jack Anderson

York City Knights take former York Acorn, Wakefield and England youth starlet Jack Anderson on trial

Head coach James Ford, right, with Knights conditioner Mark Helme

"Make the most of it" - James Ford urges his York City Knights troops to get stuck in as pre-season proper begins

Micky Learmonth

York City Knights boss won't be rushed into finding a replacement for luckless Micky Learmonth

HUGE BLOW: Micky Learmonth, who has suffered a "devastating" injury

Huge blow for York City Knights as Micky Learmonth suffers "devastating" freak injury

NO SECRET: Knights Players' Player of the Year Greg Minikin's switch to Castleford Tigers has finally been confirmed by the Super League club

EXCLUSIVE: Brad England arrives at York City Knights just as award winner Greg Minikin's much-touted switch to Castleford Tigers is finally confirmed

EYE FOR THE LINE: Tyler Craig, playing on the wing, scores for the Knights in their memorable Challenge Cup tie at Super League giants St Helens in May - this try winning the club's Moment of the Year award at their presentation ceremony this monthPicture

Tyler Craig can be centre of attention after re-signing for York City Knights

OLD BOY: Knights signing Mike Emmett - pictured being congratulated on scoring for Doncaster - is relishing playing his old club

Emmett: Don deals could create new rivalry for York City Knights

IMBALANCED: York City Knights head coach James ford has slammed the new fixture list

York City Knights head coach James Ford slams "imbalanced" fixture list

PACK MATES: Brad Nicholson, left, and Micky Learmonth, also with a head strapping, celebrate the former's try against Coventry Bears, the young pair of props having together turned the game in the Knights' favour after entering the fray at Butts Park Aren

Six hit up top for Knights as Micky Learmonth signs on again

Austin Buchanan

Austin Buchanan happy to finish career back at York City Knights - and ultimately back in the Championship too

York City Knights coach James Ford

York City Knights boss James Ford hails the reintroduction of Toulouse Olympique and the new Super 8s format in League One

Austin Buchanan, who is returning to York City Knights from Dewsbury Rams

Former favourite Austin Buchanan winging his way back to York City Knights

DIVING IN: Doncaster half-back Richard Wilkinson, who has signed for the Knights

Revealed tonight: 23 players signed on for York City Knights for 2016

REWARD: Ed Smith, the joint Press Player of the Year

York City Knights awards shared out at plush presentation ceremony

Brett Waller, playing against Barrow during his previous spell at York City Knights

Giant 'Wrecking Ball' Brett Waller on his way back to York City Knights

KEY ARRIVAL: Mike Emmett, right, congratulated scoring a try for Doncaster against Featherstone this season, has penned a deal with York City Knights

York City Knights sign fiery forward Mike Emmett from Doncaster - but starlet goes the other way

Colton Roche

Departing prop Colton Roche sends emotional message to York City Knights

Leeds Rhinos' Jamie Peacock

Big guns Hull and Castleford lined up for York City Knights' first games at Bootham Crescent

Knights players can’t believe it as Swinton celebrate kicking the golden point to win a dramatic League One play-off semi-final

York City Knights season review 2015: year of off-field hell so nearly delivers the promised land on it

BIG MINUTES: Player/assistant-coach Mark Applegarth, centre, was the only ever-present for the Knights this year, the prop's sole try coming here at Oldham

York City Knights season review: player stats and ratings

York City Knights prop Colton Roche, who has been named in the Ireland squad for the European Championships

York City Knights prop Colton Roche in Ireland squad, plus ban for Barrow's Bate

KICKING IT: York City Knights' Ben Dent

Ben Dent happy to kick pressure points for York City Knights again despite semi-final suffering

Sam Tomkins, left, with Knights boss James Ford after the dramatic semi-final at Park Lane

Superstar spectator Sam Tomkins lauds League One thrills after dramatic play-off semi-final

Greg Minikin runs home to score in the play-off at Swinton, on what is likely to be his last game for the Knights before a move to Castleford Tigers. Picture: Gordon Clayton

Star forward set to depart alongside Minikin but Knights boss is aiming to keep bulk of squad together

It's agony for the Knights as Swinton celebrate their golden point winnerPicture: Gordon Clayton

"Proud" James Ford backs his York City Knights side to come back "bigger, better, stronger" in 2016 after play-off agony

Ed Smith and Mark Applegarth sink to the floor while Jordan Howden holds his head in his hands as Ben White and Stuart Littler celebrate Swinton Lions' golden point winner over York City Knights in an incredible play-off semi-final. Pic: Gordon Clayton

MATCH REPORT: Agony as golden point drop goal sends York City Knights out of the play-offs - after they were 12 seconds from victory

SEMI-FINAL BOOST: Colton Roche goes on a barnstorming run against Swinton Lions the last time York City Knights went to Park Lane. The fit-again prop has been named in James Ford's 19-man squad for tomorrow's play-off clash

"We can't wait!" - York City Knights boss James Ford concocts masterplan to topple Swinton in semi-final showdown

Tyler Craig, who is fit to return for tomorrow's big play-off at Swinton

Inexperience holds no fears for York City Knights boss ahead of semi-final

Barrow's Anthony Bate, being led away at the bottom of the terrace stand at Elmpark Way

DIARY: Let's not go back to bad old days of skullduggery - Ford

LEADERBOARD: Ed Smith, who has missed only one game in each of the last two seasons, and, cheering him on to the try-line, old mate and Press Player of the Year rival Greg Minikin

DIARY: Knights' achievements, Ed happy to swap personal accolades for promotion, and Man of Steel shot in arm for Championships

York City Knights home shirts for 2016

York City Knights unveil new strips for 2016 - with a big nod towards future house-mates York City


York and Swinton bosses unconcerned by rookie ref appointment for semi-final

Ed Smith scores for the Knights on their previous visit to Park Lane - though that game ended in defeat

"We don't want that disappointment again" - local lad Ed Smith resolves to bag play-off glory this time with York City Knights

York City Knights prop Colton Roche, who damaged a shoulder in this game against North Wales Crusaders but could be fit for Sunday's semi-final

Colton Roche ready to return for York City Knights' semi-final - and can Nev Morrison defy the injury odds?

York City Knights boss James Ford

York City Knights boss takes blame for key defeat and insists: "We'll come out firing for semi-final"

Barrow's Anthony Bate is led from the stand after going into the crowd following his sending off against the Knights

Barrow's Bate facing lengthy ban after confronting fans in terrace during game at York

BLACK TIE AFFAIR: Some of the Knights party at the Kingstone Press Championships awards ceremony at Manchester's plush Midland Hotel. From left, assistant-coach Neil Hinchsliff, team manager Will Leatt, Young Player of the Year nominee Greg Minikin, back-

DIARY: Justice for Minikin, try charts, and importance of youth/reserves set-up

GREAT TEAM: York City Knights assistant coach Mark Applegarth, Cllr Nigel Ayre, York St John's Chris Watts and Knights head coach James Ford

York City Knights boss James Ford hails training facilities at York St John University as a "breath of fresh air"

LEGENDS: Super League and Scotland World Cup star Danny Brough, in his Knights days with team-mate and fellow Legend Scott Rhodes

York RL 'Legends' revealed ahead of Knights awards dinner

RUNAROUND: Greg Minikin gets away from Mick Nanyn during York City Knights' previous visit to Swinton Lions' Park Lane

He might have missed out on the Young Player award - but promotion is the glory Greg Minikin wants

York City Knights coach James Ford

Director hails Knights pair despite disappointment on awards night

Barrow's Anthony Bate is led from the stand after going into the crowd after his sending off.

Ford urges RFL action after sent-off Barrow player goes into crowd

FLYING: Adam Dent will get an opportunity to stake his claim when York City Knights take on Barrow Picture: Gordon Clayton

York City Knights aim for flying finish

TEAM GAME: York City Knights head coach James Ford addresses his squad during last week's clash with North Wales Picture: Gordon Clayton

Knights diary: Ford thrives during trying times

IN THE FRAME: York City Knights coach James Ford is 'chuffed' to have been nominated as League One coach of the yearPicture: John Rushworth

York City Knights duo up for honours

NOMINATION: Knights head coach James Ford

York City Knights duo nominated for League 1 awards

James Morland touches down his and the Knights' second try in the win over North Wales Crusaders at the Racecourse Ground. Picture: Gordon Clayton

'Mor to come' from James and his fellow York City Knights young guns

Harry Carter celebrates with try scorer Jack Aldous after the prop marked his 100th appearance for York City Knights with a try in the thrilling win at North Wales. Picture: Gordon Clayton

Swinton semi-final will be "fantastic", says Knights boss - and Coach of the Year contender - after thrilling win in Wales


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