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Smith: Play-off win ‘enormous’ for Hull KR

Smith was full of praise for his Hull KR side as they stunned his former side Warrington Wolves in Friday’s elimination play-off. “It’s enormous for our club,” he said. “Probably not many people gave us much of a chance.”

Last Updated: 24/09/21 11:31pm

Tony Smith celebrates Hull KR's shock play-off win over Warrington

Tony Smith celebrates Hull KR’s shock play-off win over Warrington

Tony Smith hailed the enormity of Hull Kingston Rovers reaching the Super League semi-finals after his side produced one of the biggest upsets in play-off history.

The 19-0 victory over his old club Warrington Wolves takes the Robins to within 80 minutes of a maiden Grand Final, just 12 months after they finished the 2020 season with the wooden spoon.

Their reward is a semi-final against League Leaders’ Shield winners Catalans Dragons in Perpignan next Thursday which guarantees a new Grand Finalist.

Super League play-off semi-finals

  • Thursday, Sep 30: Catalans Dragons vs Hull KR (Stade Gilbert Brutus, 7.45pm UK time)
  • Friday, Oct 1: St Helens vs Leeds Rhinos (Totally Wicked Stadium, 7.45pm)

“It’s fantastic,” Smith said. “We’ve been trying to break into that. It’s enormous for our club. Probably not many people gave us much of a chance.

“I’m really pleased for the owner [Neil Hudgell] – it’s been a long time between drinks. I like the attitude of my guys, they pulled together for each other.

“We had a great build-up despite being flat last week and to come here and find enough energy to win the game makes me really proud.”

Abdull stars as Robins shock Wolves

A Jordan Abdull-inspired Hull KR stunned Warrington Wolves to reach the Super League semi-finals with a 19-0 win.

Rovers led 6-0 at half-time thanks to a try from stand-off Jordan Abdull while his half-back partner Mikey Lewis added a solo effort early in the second half and winger Jimmy Keinhorst clinched it with a third try 13 minutes from the end.

“It was a messy old game but we rode through it a little better than them and we grew as we got further into it,” Smith added.

“We were able to pretty much handle anything that was thrown at us. I’m really proud of their last-ditch defence to come up with some of the try-savers that we did.

Tony Smith gives his reaction after Hull KR beat Warrington Wolves to reach the Super League play-off semi-finals

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Tony Smith gives his reaction after Hull KR beat Warrington Wolves to reach the Super League play-off semi-finals

Tony Smith gives his reaction after Hull KR beat Warrington Wolves to reach the Super League play-off semi-finals

“I thought it was awesome. It showed how much pride they have in their defence and to do it against a team with so many stars was fairly remarkable really.

“Last week we got out-enthused but we managed to out-enthuse our opposition today. We’ve got to find it again on Thursday.”

Hull KR defied the absence of nine senior players to condemn the Wolves to a third successive home play-off defeat.

Jordan Abdull was named player of the match after leading Hull Kingston Rovers into the Super League play-off semi-finals

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Jordan Abdull was named player of the match after leading Hull Kingston Rovers into the Super League play-off semi-finals

Jordan Abdull was named player of the match after leading Hull Kingston Rovers into the Super League play-off semi-finals

The hero was former Hull FC and London Broncos half-back Abdull, who underlined his Man of Steel credentials with a masterful display, capped by a try, three goals and a drop goal.

“He ran the show,” said Smith. “This has been coming for him. He’s had some really strong performances over the years but they’re coming regularly for him.

“That’s what Man of Steel is about, doing it consistently. Jordan’s getting more confidence about him and more wisdom as he matures.”

Warrington Wolves coach Steve Price called his side's performance 'unacceptable' after losing to Hull KR in the Super League play-offs

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Warrington Wolves coach Steve Price called his side’s performance ‘unacceptable’ after losing to Hull KR in the Super League play-offs

Warrington Wolves coach Steve Price called his side’s performance ‘unacceptable’ after losing to Hull KR in the Super League play-offs

The shock result brought to an abrupt end the four-year reign of Smith’s successor Steve Price, who will return to Australia with a Challenge Cup winners’ medal but with the big prize still eluding him.

“We got what we deserved tonight,” Price said. “I never saw that coming, it’s gut-wrenching to be honest.

“Full credit to Hull KR who came with some high energy and played some good football. We didn’t handle it. The number of errors was atrocious. I think there were 21 in total and you are never going to give yourselves a chance in rugby league.

“There were so many pressure releases and we were not able to build pressure. I’m going to have to take the next couple of days to reflect. We played some reasonable footy throughout the season and I thought we were getting some momentum.

“We were at full-strength apart from Mike Cooper and had everything going for us, but we dished out our worst performance, which is not acceptable. We got beaten in every facet.”

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Sheridan Smith and fiancé Jamie Horn announce split 3 years after meeting on dating app

BAFTA-winning Gavin and Stacey actress Sheridan Smith has revealed that with “great sadness” she has called time on her three-year relationship. The star had been engaged to Jamie Horn, who she met on the popular dating app, Tinder.

Sheridan, 40, last year welcomed her first child, a son, Billy, with former insurance broker Jamie, 31.

However, the former couple, who became engaged to be married just three months after first meeting, have now revealed that they have decided to spend time apart.

In recent months, Sheridan and Jamie have opted to keep a low profile, with the actress-turned-singer rarely sharing snaps of the pair to her social media.

Now, Sheridan has confirmed their devastating split, but insists the pair will continue to raise their son together.

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Captioning the snap, she penned: “Us pretending to be responsible adults ready for whatever life throws our way.

“We can’t wait to meet you!” alongside a baby emoji.

The pair first went public with their relationship in March 2018 while Sheridan was on a nationwide tour.

After performing Dinner at Eight, originally by Rufus Wainwright, in Cardiff, she told the audience: “Right that song, that was my fella’s favourite, oh, did I not tell you? I’ve got a fella.”

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Will Smith opening up, releasing memoir 'Will' in November

LOS ANGELES — Will Smith is ready to open up about his life story.

Penguin Press announced Sunday that Smith will release his memoir called “Will” on Nov. 9. The actor-rapper shared a photo of the book’s cover art to more than 54 million of his followers on Instagram.

Smith said he is “finally ready” to release the memoir after working on the book for two years. His book will be published by Penguin Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House and co-authored by Mark Manson, the author of “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F(asterisk)ck.”

“It’s been a labor of love,” Smith said in his post.

Smith will also narrate the audiobook of “Will” from Penguin Random House Audio.

“Will” looks to tell a story about Smith’s life and career. The book will delve into him being raised in West Philadelphia to entering superstardom as an actor and rapper. He’s a two-time Academy Award nominee and won a four-time Grammy winner.

Smith starred in the “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.” “Bad Boys,” “Men in Black” and “Pursuit of Happyness.” He’s won Grammys for “Summertime,” “Men In Black,” “Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It” and “Parents Just Don’t Understand.”

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Sheridan Smith plays teacher accused of sexual assault in new show

Sherdian Smith will take on another iconic role, as she stars in brand new Channel 5 thriller, Teacher.

In the upcoming TV drama, the 39-year-old actress, plays school educator Jenna who is accused of a drunken sexual encounter with one of her pupils.

Her character is confronted with a series of allegations to which she protests: “I didn’t!”

One pupil accuses Jenna of being “creepy” when they see her talking to one of their classmates.

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Sherdian will play main character Jenna

Channel 5 released a synopsis of the upcoming show earlier this year, writing: “With no memory of the night in question, Jenna’s only hope of redemption lies in uncovering the truth about a dark event in her past that returns to haunt her.”

And Epworth-born Sheridan isn’t the only star appearing in the drama; former Emmerdale actor Kelvin Fletcher has also been cast, and My Mad Fat Diary’s Sharon Rooney.

The trailer also sees the character in a nightclub setting with a student while at the end of the first look teaser, it sees an emotional Sheridan as Jenna say: “I can live again and I will.

Talking about the upcoming shows, Sebastian Cardwell, SVP, Deputy Director of Programmes said: “I’m excited to be bringing this wealth of talent to the channel and this trailer only gives a taste of what’s to come from our upcoming Dramas in 2021.

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“I can’t wait for audiences to watch them later on this year.”

Sheridan revealed she had finished filming Teacher earlier this year and it is her first acting role since becoming a mother to son Billy, 12 months.

The actress uploaded an snap from the final day of filming to her Instagram in April as she posed with It’s A Sin star David Fleeshman.

The BAFTA and Olivier award-winning entertainer has been sharing behind the scenes snaps with her fans.

Before embarking on this new adventure, Sheridan welcomed her first child, Billy, in May last year with her fiancé Jamie Horn.

Jamie reportedly proposed to Sheridan in May 2018 with a £10,000 ring, and the couple now reside in a rented property in North London.

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Colson Smith: Corrie star says he was 'self-harming with food' before 10 stone weight loss

Coronation Street star Colson Smith is set to release a documentary film about his weight loss journey next month. Bored Of Being The Fat Kid will be available on his personal YouTube Channel on June 2.
The 22-year-old actor, who joined the cast of the ITV soap opera in 2011, will speak candidly about his dramatic transformation, after previously sharing that he’d lost 10 stone in weight.

He has since said that he had a “negative” relationship with food and would regularly eat takeaways.

Colson said he didn’t realise at the time how unhealthy his lifestyle was, and now reflects that he was “self-harming” with food.

He changed his ways in 2019 and embarked on a new diet and exercise regime.

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Craig said: “I was always the fat kid. In most of my social situations, social circles, that’s just who I was. And it’s kind of the identity I ended up with.

“But I made that conscious decision that I was ready to change that identity and I was ready to move on from it.”

The TV star, who left home at 17, said his outlook changed when he took up running.

Before he started eating healthily, he would order takeaways while living away from home in Manchester.

As well as recording his film, Colson has also been documenting his weight loss journey on social media.

When he first showed off his transformation, the actor was inundated with support from followers who were in a similar situation.

Now, he is regularly seen in his workout gear in the gym or following a run.

Just yesterday, he completed an impressive 20 mile outing, sharing the details with his 162,000 followers on Instagram.

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Charlotte Smith health: 'I could die in 10 years' – Countryfile host on her 'rare' disease

Diagnosed in 2016, the doctor told it straight to Charlotte Smith – in 10 years time she’ll need a lung transplant or she may die. “All I could focus on was the thought that I could die in 10 years,” said the mum-of-two. In complete “shock”, Charlotte said the diagnosis didn’t kick in “like it was supposed to”, she told The Mirror. Although the impending year is fast approaching – now only five years away – Charlotte is grateful she is alive.
Plus, Charlotte’s doctor reassured her that death was the “worst-case scenario” and probably wouldn’t happen to her.

When questioned what LAM was, Charlotte replied: “LAM is the abnormal growth of smooth muscle cells, especially in the lungs, which can lead to loss of lung functions.”

Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM)

The British Lung Foundation (BLF) said the condition occurs “almost exclusively in women”.

The cause behind the rare disease is unknown, but the condition is a result of an abnormal mutation of the LAM cells.

The symptoms of LAM:

  • Breathlessness
  • Fatigue

Women with LAM may develop a collapsed lung (pneumothorax), which is when air gets into the space between the outside of the lung and the inside of the rib cage.

Speaking exclusive to Express.co.uk, Charlotte revealed that her “lungs had collapsed” and she was “in the hospital for two weeks”.

In LAM, if the lymphatic tissues are blocked, then there may be a bloated stomach and fluid around the lungs.

Inhalers may be prescribed to help ease breathlessness and oxygen therapy could be an option.

In the UK, the National Centre for LAM is at Nottingham University Hospital.

This is where the diagnosis and treatment of LAM will be instigated.

Charlotte Smith will return to BBC One’s Countryfile for a special community gardens episode on Sunday, May 23 at 6pm.

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Food recall: WH Smith recalls crisps due to allergy fears – 'do not eat'

Food recalls are issued when a product is unsafe to eat. Usually, a brand or a retailer recalls the item, and the Food Standards Agency (FSA) also announces the news on its website.
In its notice, WH Smith said: “If you have bought Simpleas Sea Salt and Balsamic Vinegar Pea Snacks as detailed above, and you have coeliac disease or an allergy or intolerance to wheat, barley, oats or gluten do not eat them.

“Instead return the product(s) to the store where you bought it from for a full refund.”

Customers can return the product with or without a receipt, WH Smith added.

The company has also been advised to contact the relevant allergy support organisations, which will then tell their members about the recall.

Additionally, the FSA gave shoppers advice on what to do if they have bought the product.

It said: “If you have bought the above product and have an allergy or intolerance to barley, and/or oats, and/or wheat or gluten, do not eat it.

“Instead return it to the store from where it was bought for a full refund.

The FSA often announces food recalls, and another was released on its page yesterday.

Welsh food manufacturer From Our Farm is recalling multiple flavours of its Biltong Beef Snack because of the possible presence of mould.

The flavours are Original, Chilli, Tomato and Basil, and Blazing.

If the products contain mould, this makes them unsafe to eat.

The FSA advised customers: “If you have bought any of the above products do not eat them.

“Instead, return them to the store from where they were bought for a full refund.”

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Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta sets Emile Smith Rowe challenge after West Brom win

Meanwhile, Smith Rowe says scoring his first goal in the top flight was a good way to end a hard week.

“It has been a dream playing for this club and to finally score my first goal – can’t be better,” he said.

“It has been a difficult week but happy to get the three points.

“It has been really difficult for us as a team, it is not nice to lose in the semi-final of a tournament, it is important we keep our heads up.”

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Does Will Smith Have a Twin?

Actor and rapper Will Smith is also known for being a devoted family man. He frequently posts pictures of life with his children, and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith. After he posted a picture with his siblings, some online wondered if Smith himself was a twin.

On May 5, 2021, Smith posted a picture on his verified Instagram account wishing his brother and sister a happy birthday, saying “My little brother & sister are 50 today!”

Smith himself is not a twin, but has two siblings who are. 

His twin siblings, Ellen and Harry, are younger than Smith by around two years. They also have an older sister named Pamela who is 57. 

Given that Smith has two siblings who are twins but he himself does not have a twin, we rate this claim as “False.” 

Author: Nur Ibrahim
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