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Water ski champions gather in Lincolnshire

Some of the world's top water ski champions have gathered for a tournament in Lincolnshire.

The Stokes Pro Am tournament at Hazelwood Ski World in Thorpe-on-the-Hill has attracted the current world champion and world record holder Freddy Krueger.

He will be challenged by British number one and world number three Tom Fladborg-Asher at the two-day event.

In total, 16 professionals and 37 amateurs are taking part, including local prospect 15-year-old Rob "The Rocket" Hazelwood, seen below warming up for the event:

Leeds Festival booker: Arctic Monkeys can own the main stage

The man responsible for booking bands at Leeds Festival says the time is right for Arctic Monkeys to headline after a five year absence.

Final preparations are underway for the festival which begins on Friday.

Jon Mac also told Daniel Lynch about the importance of having local bands playing across the three day event at Bramham Park:

Brammall Lane to host Challenge Cup replay

This weekend's all-Yorkshire Challenge Cup Final between Leeds Rhinos and Castleford Tigers is expected to be a close encounter.

Brammall Lane to host Challenge Cup replay
Brammall Lane to host Challenge Cup replay

In preparation, organisers have already announced that should the scores finish level, Sheffield United's Brammall Lane will be used to host a replay between the sides on 3 September.

This year’s final is expected to be a close encounter, with the two teams drawing 24-24 in a First Utility Super League fixture at Leeds in July and the Rhinos only beating Castleford by eight points back in May.

The last time a Challenge Cup final went to a replay was the 1982 final between Hull FC and Widnes, when the original game at Wembley ended deadlocked at 14-14. The replay was staged to Elland Road, the home of Leeds United, and finished in a Hull FC victory, 18-9.

the most famous replay in Rugby League history was the Challenge Cup final replay held at Odsal Stadium in Bradford in 1954, which is well known for its attendance of over 102,000 supporters.

The game ended with a score line of 8-4 in favour of Warrington, who had drawn 4-4 with Halifax in the original final.

The last time Castleford and Leeds met in the Challenge Cup was in the 2011 semi-finals when once again the final score was extremely close, finishing in a 10-8 victory for the Rhinos.

Snodgrass determined despite injury setback


Steve Bruce has revealed Robert Snodgrass could be out for up to six months with a dislocated knee cap #UTT


Gutted ....!!! But I will work as hard as I can to come back fitter and stronger ?


Snodgrass out for six months

Hull City's summer signing Robert Snodgrass could be stuck on the sidelines for six months with injury, it is reported.

Snodgrass set to miss up to six months
Snodgrass set to miss up to six months Credit: Press Association

The former Leeds winger who signed for the Tigers from relegated Norwich is thought to have suffered a dislocated kneecap and damaged ligaments in his team's 1-0 opening day victory against QPR.

The loss will come as a blow to Steve Bruce who is hoping to rotate his squad frequently with Europa League and domestic fixtures to balance.

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