Sunday, September 21, 2014
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Jon Clarke dreaming of Wembley send-off

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This is an excerpt from a story published in today’s issue of League Express newspaper, which is out in all good newsagents right now. If you can’t get your hands on a hard copy, click here to download a digital version to your computer or smartphone. Widnes Vikings captain Jon Clarke admits it would be a dream ending to his ... Read More »

Challenge Cup: Semi-final draw

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The draw for the semi-finals of the 2014 Challenge Cup was televised live on BBC Two. Here’s who will face off for the chance to lift the prestigious trophy at Wembley… Ties to be played on August 9th and 10th Widnes Vikings v Castleford Tigers Leeds Rhinos v Warrington Wolves Want more Rugby League news and features? Subscribe to the ... Read More »

Rugby League reacts to another obstruction saga

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The Challenge Cup quarter-final between Wigan Warriors and Castleford Tigers has been the centre of yet another controversial obstruction farce, with a number of tries being chalked off due to the interpretation of the ruling. It is a hark back to the Super League clash between the Warriors and Salford Red Devils last month, where the video referee grabbed all ... Read More »

Match Report: Leeds Rhinos 25 Leigh Centurions 12

In a Nutshell Leigh Centurions held the Rhinos for 72 minutes at Headingley on Friday night before the the Rhinos scored 13 points in the last eight minutes to clinch a Challenge Cup semi-final spot. How it unfolded The Rhinos opened the scoring in the sixth minute with a fine try by Ryan Hall, converted by Sinfield, which gave no ... Read More »

Stats Zone: Challenge Cup quarter-final special

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Another weekend of Rugby League is upon us, and the spotlight moves away from Super League for a week, as the quarter-finals of the Tetley’s Challenge Cup take place. After Widnes booked their place in the semi-finals last night by defeating Keighley, six other teams are battling it out for three spots in the last four – including Championship side ... Read More »

Match preview: Leeds Rhinos v Leigh Centurions

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The second Tetley’s Challenge Cup quarter-final of the weekend is another Super League v Championship affair, as Championship pace-setters Leigh Centurions take their unbeaten record to Headingley, as they face Leeds Rhinos. With the Rhinos still hunting their first cup victory since 1999, the Centurions will have to be at their best to produce a performance capable of beating what ... Read More »

Cas bordering on disrespectful, says Wigan Warriors boss

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Wigan Warriors boss Shaun Wane has lit the touchpaper ahead of this weekend’s Challenge Cup quarter-final against Castleford Tigers, by saying that the noises coming out of their camp border on being over-confident, and it has rallied his own troops before the game. Wane pulled no punches when discussing the Tigers ahead of the tie of the round this weekend, ... Read More »

Castleford Tigers coach hails ‘biggest game’ in charge

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Castleford Tigers coach Daryl Powell claims Saturday’s Challenge Cup tie against Wigan is the biggest game of his tenure so far, as the club gear up to face last year’s double winners in a hugely anticipated game. With a semi-final berth at stake – not to mention the prospect of dumping last year’s Challenge Cup winners out of the tournament ... Read More »

Warriors determined to win, says McIlorum

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Wigan Warriors hooker Micky McIlorum insists his team are ready to take on high-flying Castleford Tigers in the quarter-final of the Challenge Cup at DW Stadium on Saturday (2.30pm). In what is anticipated to be one of the games of the season so far, McIlorum believes Wigan will use the disappointment of losing to Huddersfield Gants in their last match ... Read More »

Debate: Should the Challenge Cup command more respect?

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Aaron Bower (AB): With the news that Keighley and Leigh are planning to field under-strength sides in their Challenge Cup ties this weekend, it’s time the RFL stepped in and stopped clubs from doing this. The Challenge Cup is our most prestigious competition, and if teams aren’t taking it seriously – especially in the latter stages – the game has ... Read More »