Kevin Sinfield admits he is happy to stand-in at hooker in the absence of Rob Burrow and Paul Aitken

Super League: Kevin Sinfield admits makeshift hooker role is not his cup of tea but happy to roll up his sleeves to keep Leeds Rhinos at the top

Leeds and England skipper has had to deputise in the number nine given the injury and illness to Rob Burrow and Paul Aiton

St Helens captain Paul Wellens

Super League: Paul Wellens aiming to make up for missing Manchester City celebrations with Magic Weekend victory at the Etihad over Warrington Wolves

Wellens is a passionate City fan and will lead out the Saints at the Etihad in the final match of the Magic Weekend on Sunday

Super League's Magic Weekend: Pressure is on Lee Radford for the other Hull showpiece

Pressure on coach as he takes on Hull KR in derby
Can Joe Grima save an ailing team?

Joe Grima hopes to gee up the Broncos

New head coach of Super League's bottom club – played 12, lost 12 – has first win of season in sights during Magic Weekend
Huddersfield coach Paul Anderson

London Broncos 16 Huddersfield 30 match report: Paul Anderson delighted with his side's Giant effort after comeback

Visitors run in 20 unanswered second-half points en route to a fourth successive Super League victory
Leeds star Ben Jones-Bishop scored two tries in the win against Castleford to keep his side top

Super League: Ben Jones-Bishop confirms he will leave Leeds Rhinos at the end of the season

Jones-Bishop has struggled to break into the starting line-up this season after the Rhinos signed wing Tom Briscoe and will leave when his contract expires

Leeds star Ben Jones-Bishop scored two tries in the win against Castleford to keep his side top

Castleford 14 Leeds 22 match report: Ben Jones-Bishop steps from shadows to claim double

Winger's two tries secures precious derby win
Bradford coach Francis Cummins praised his injury-hit side for battling back to beat Warrington

Super League round-up: Francis Cummins' delight as Bradford move off the bottom

The Bulls coach praised his injury-hit side for battling back to beat Warrington
Ryan Hall was instrumental in Leeds' 28-12 victory over Wigan

Leeds Rhinos 28 Wigan Warriors 12 match report: Ryan Hall and Zak Hardaker combine to halt Wigan's winning run

Danny McGuire gave Leeds an early advantage after being set up by good work from Hall

Cameron Smith of the Kangaroos runs the ball during the ANZAC Test match between the Australian Kangaroos and the New Zealand Kiwis at Allianz Stadium

Australia 30 New Zealand 18 match report: Kangaroos fight back from unexpected half-time deficit to clinch 16th consecutive Anzac Day Test

Nez Zealand led 18-12 at the turnaround but three unanswered tries from Morris, Inglis and Crock give Australia their 'Invincibles' record-equalling victory

Matty Dawson (centre) opened Saints’ account after five minutes to set his side on their way to a welcome win
Former NRL and Hull KR star Ryan Tandy has reportedly been found dead at his parents' home in Australia

Ryan Tandy dead: Former Hull KR forward Ryan Tandy found dead, aged 32

Tandy was given a lifetime ban from the NRL in 2011 for match-fixing but has been found dead at his parents’ home in Australia

Marwan Koukash said the Salford players ‘need to respect the shirt’ after their 33-20 loss to Widnes
Zak Hardaker starred for Leeds Rhinos in their 32-12 win over St Helens

Leeds Rhinos 32 St Helens 12 match report: Zak Hardaker’s double sees off Saints

Five tries and six successful kicks from captain Sinfield take Leeds through to the Challenge Cup quarter-finals in style

Sport
Jay Hart (right) in action for Clitheroe FC
FOOTBALL Jay Hart, formerly of Clitheroe FC, has apologised and begged his girlfriend for forgiveness
Sport
Mario Balotelli reacts to defeat to Aston Villa
Then reinstated, only for the club to spell his name 'Ballotelli'
Sport
Mourinho was reeling after being told the Belgian wasn't playing...
Sport
'New strip' for 2015/16 looks very like a former Chelsea jersey
Sport
Pensioner alleged made defamatory comments on Facebook
Sport
Joe Root takes a close look at the wicket and relays his findings to his under-pressure captain Alastair Cook, right, Jos Buttler, centre, and bowling coach Ottis Gibson
cricketEngland vs West Indies Second TestSeries that is crucial for the future of the current regime of Cook and coach Peter Moores
Sport
Devendra Bishoo has won only 11 caps but in his last five games for Guyana has taken 37 wickets
England to face trial by leg-spin
Sport
Moeen Ali will replace James Tredwell when he comes into the England side
All-rounder set to be sole change in side that failed to bowl out West Indies twice
Sport
Ankit Keshri reportedly gained consciousness but later suffered cardiac arrest
Sport
Steven Davies in action for Surrey
Kevin Pietersen's return to country cricket overshadowed as Surrey declare on an imposing 563-7
Sport
Surrey player Kevin Pietersen makes his way to the wicket during day one off the LV County Championships Division Two match between Glamorgan and Surrey
COMMENTIt feels as if this Ashes summer will be about preserving dignity and avoiding a whitewash, says Ian Herbert
Sport
Kate Cross playing for Heywood against Clifton in the Lancashire League on Sunday
England woman makes history with three wickets in her Central Lancashire League debut
Sport
Joe Launchbury
Rugby UnionREACTION Joe Launchbury returns from six-month lay-off but Aaron Cruden faces World Cup heartache
Sport
Lewis Hamilton celebrates at the Bahrain Grand Prix
Formula 1 Hamilton said he never felt unbeatable despite winning nine of the last 11 races
Sport
Lewis Hamilton at the Bahrain Grand Prix
REPORTBahrain Grand Prix: Kimi Raikkonen's Ferrari sandwiched between Mercedes pair
Sport
Sei Young Kim being congratulated by her caddy after the incredible win
golfVIDEO Watch the outrageous chip from off the green
Sport
Novak Djokovic celebrates his Monte Carlo Masters triumph
Tennis Monte Carlo Masters: Victory over Tomas Berdych in final sees remarkable start to year continue
Sport
Valentino Rossi celebrates victory in Argentina wearing a Diego Maradona shirt
MotoGPREPORT Argentinian GP: The Doctor battles back from ninth to clinch thrilling victory
Sport
Moeen Ali was a revelation for England last summer
cricketHe's got to be in the team, but whose place should he take?
Sport
Kevin Pietersen made his return to county cricket with Sussex on Sunday
Former Australia captain Steve Waugh says exiled batsman is 'no longer a great player'
Sport blogs

The Football Lawyer: The career of a Premier League footballer is similar to that of a City professional

In football, where money talks, there are few pronouncements louder than the salary of a Premier Lea...

A World Cricket XI for the ages

One man’s pursuit of cricketing nerd nirvana: an all-time XI made up of a player from each decade 19...

Wheels: Journeys in Parlympic Sport

The World Cup is all well and good, but James Moore can't wait for the arrival of new chairs for his...

The Independent around the web
  • Get to the point
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

Career Services
Featured Advertorials

Day In a Page

Revealed: Why Mohammed Emwazi chose the 'safe option' of fighting for Isis, rather than following his friends to al-Shabaab in Somalia

Why Mohammed Emwazi chose Isis

His friends were betrayed and killed by al-Shabaab
'The solution can never be to impassively watch on while desperate people drown'
An open letter to David Cameron: Building fortress Europe has had deadly results

Open letter to David Cameron

Building the walls of fortress Europe has had deadly results
Tory candidates' tweets not as 'spontaneous' as they seem - you don't say!

You don't say!

Tory candidates' election tweets not as 'spontaneous' as they appear
Mubi: Netflix for people who want to stop just watching trash

So what is Mubi?

Netflix for people who want to stop just watching trash all the time
The impossible job: how to follow Kevin Spacey?

The hardest job in theatre?

How to follow Kevin Spacey
Armenian genocide: To continue to deny the truth of this mass human cruelty is close to a criminal lie

Armenian genocide and the 'good Turks'

To continue to deny the truth of this mass human cruelty is close to a criminal lie
Lou Reed: The truth about the singer's upbringing beyond the biographers' and memoirists' myths

'Lou needed care, but what he got was ECT'

The truth about the singer's upbringing beyond
Migrant boat disaster: This human tragedy has been brewing for four years and EU states can't say they were not warned

This human tragedy has been brewing for years

EU states can't say they were not warned
Women's sportswear: From tackling a marathon to a jog in the park, the right kit can help

Women's sportswear

From tackling a marathon to a jog in the park, the right kit can help
Hillary Clinton's outfits will be as important as her policies in her presidential bid

Clinton's clothes

Like it or not, her outfits will be as important as her policies
NHS struggling to monitor the safety and efficacy of its services outsourced to private providers

Who's monitoring the outsourced NHS services?

A report finds that private firms are not being properly assessed for their quality of care
Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

The Tory MP said he did not want to stand again unless his party's manifesto ruled out a third runway. But he's doing so. Watch this space
How do Greek voters feel about Syriza's backtracking on its anti-austerity pledge?

How do Greeks feel about Syriza?

Five voters from different backgrounds tell us what they expect from Syriza's charismatic leader Alexis Tsipras
From Iraq to Libya and Syria: The wars that come back to haunt us

The wars that come back to haunt us

David Cameron should not escape blame for his role in conflicts that are still raging, argues Patrick Cockburn
Sam Baker and Lauren Laverne: Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

A new website is trying to declutter the internet to help busy women. Holly Williams meets the founders