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The Ladbrokes Challenge Cup beckons

The Ladbrokes Challenge Cup beckons

THE Ladbrokes Challenge Cup gets underway on Saturday 28 January.   The scheduled programme is: Leigh Miners Rangers v Wigan St Patricks; London Chargers v Bridgend Blue Bulls (all 1.00pm) Aberdeen Warriors v Pilkington Recs; Thatto Heath Crusaders v Skirlaugh

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Hull derby the highlight of Challenge Cup first round draw

Hull derby the highlight of Challenge Cup first round draw

West Hull and Hull Dockers will clash in the first round of the Challenge Cup. The draw, which was conducted by Hull FC’s Challenge Cup winning coach Lee Radford, sees 32 clubs from the amateur and university game, plus the

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On the Wembley trail!

On the Wembley trail!

THIRTY-TWO amateur sides will go into the hat tonight (Thursday 5 January) for the first and second round draws of the 2017 Ladbrokes Challenge Cup. The hopefuls looking for favourable pairings in the opening stage on the last weekend of

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Radford to conduct Challenge Cup first round draw

Radford to conduct Challenge Cup first round draw

Challenge Cup winning coach Lee Radford will help conduct the first round of the 2017 competition. The draw be joined by RFL President, Air Commodore Dean Andrew on Thursday, January 5 (from 7.00pm) The draw will be conducted at The

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Radford on cloud nine after Challenge Cup triumph

Radford on cloud nine after Challenge Cup triumph

Lee Radford couldn’t contain his delight after seeing his Hull FC side end their Wembley hoodoo and win at Wembley. It looked set to be another disappointing day in London as the Warrington went 10-0 ahead, however tries for Mahe

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Rugby league fans to honour Gartland

Rugby league fans to honour Gartland

Rugby league supporters will today join together in a sixth minute round of applause at the Challenge Cup final to mark the career of Steve Gartland and raise awareness of the #ITSOKAYTOTALK campaign. Former Rochdale, Oldham and Swinton stand-off Gartland passed

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The unsung heroes that could decide the 2016 Challenge Cup final

The unsung heroes that could decide the 2016 Challenge Cup final

Rhys Evans (Warrington) Much of the attention is on the big names in both squads ahead of this Saturday’s Challenge Cup final – but there are some major unsung heroes that could swing the game at Wembley. Warrington’s Rhys Evans

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Ellis determined to not let the occasion beat him again

Ellis determined to not let the occasion beat him again

Hull FC captain Gareth Ellis has insisted that he has learned some valuable lessons from his previous final experience – and says the occasion will not get the better of him on Saturday afternoon. Ellis will lead Hull out at

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Winning the Challenge Cup is “addictive”, admits Smith

Winning the Challenge Cup is “addictive”, admits Smith

Warrington Wolves coach Tony Smith has described winning the Challenge Cup as an addictive feeling – and says he’s eager to taste glory again this weekend. Smith, who has coached Warrington to three victories in the competition – as well

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Radford believes Hull can provide sustained success at long last

Radford believes Hull can provide sustained success at long last

Hull FC coach Lee Radford believes Saturday’s Challenge Cup final with Warrington Wolves could be the first of many appearances in major finals in the coming years. The squad Radford has assembled is believed to be one of the club’s

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