Three players banned by Match Review Panel

Three players have received bans from the Match Review Panel after the Coral Challenge Cup Quarter-Finals over the weekend. Tom Lineham has been handed a three-match penalty notice for striking, Jake Mamo has been banned for one match for dangerous contact while Mitch Garbutt receives the same punishment. Adam Tangata received a 0-match penalty notice for dangerous contact while Mickey…

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Bulls to rest players for 1895 Cup trip

Bradford Bulls Head Coach John Kear has said it would be “bloody cruel” to send the players that lost their Challenge Cup Quarter-Final against Halifax on Sunday, up to Barrow on Wednesday night for their 1895 Cup second-round game. Bradford lost out to a late James Woodburn-Hall try at Odsal having lead the game three times but Kear and his troops…

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A new era for Halifax

Halifax head coach Simon Grix has called on his club’s historic Challenge Cup semi-final appearance to be the catalyst for a new era at one of the sport’s sleeping giants. On Sunday the part-timers re-wrote history as a late James Woodburn-Hall try secured them a 16-20 victory over fierce rivals Bradford at Odsal, securing them a first semi-final appearance since…

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TEAM NEWS | Brough returns while Saints welcome back injured trio

Both St Helens and Wakefield are set to welcome key players back into their team in their Challenge Cup quarter-final on Saturday. St Helens have named injured trio Luke Thompson, Mark Percival and Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook in their 19 replacing Kyle Amor, James Bentley and Adam Swift, who will join Hull FC in 2020. Theo Fages, however, misses out with concussion…

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Plenty to like in defeat – Woolford

Huddersfield head coach Simon Woolford believes there’s plenty to like about his team despite defeat to St Helens in the Challenge Cup on Sunday. The Giants fell 22-16 to the Saints, who top Super League, and Woolford acknowledges they came up just short. “We came up a bit short with the ball, but there was plenty to like,” said Woolford.…

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Lam “devastated” by Challenge Cup defeat

Adrian Lam was left “devastated” after his Wigan side were beaten by Stefan Ratchford’s late penalty. Wigan had drawn level with Warrington at 24-24, after being ten points behind, and Lam couldn’t question his side’s character. “I’m a little bit devastated, I thought we played well enough to win the game,” said Lam. “But they were very courageous. I can’t…

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