Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Rugby League News

Challenge Cup

Marwan Koukash issues warning to Salford squad

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Marwan Koukash insists that another below-par performance from his Salford Red Devils stars is unacceptable, and is demanding a response from his side this weekend. After the Devils slipped to 30-8 defeat against Hull FC, they head back to the KC Stadium for a Challenge Cup 4th Round clash. And Koukash wants his side to hit back in style against ... Read More »

Daryl Powell hoping Championship experience will aid Tigers

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Castleford Tigers head coach Daryl Powell hopes that his experience from the Championship will stand his side in good stead, as they open their Challenge Cup campaign at Batley on Sunday. Powell masterminded a famous upset over the Tigers whilst he was coach of Featherstone, but he admits it will be a real challenge on the infamous Batley slope this ... Read More »

Harrison: Halifax are ready for Widnes test

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Halifax boss Karl Harrison claimed his side will be ready for Widnes Vikings on Sunday, as they prepare to do battle in the Tetley’s Challenge Cup. Fax and Widnes are early pacesetters in their respective divisions and, speaking after their thumping 48-6 win over Doncaster, Harrison believes his side are more than capable of causing an upset. “If we can ... Read More »

Smith: Winning Cup will be harder but we’re keen

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Wigan Warriors scrum half Matty Smith claims winning another Challenge Cup will be harder given the weight of expectation that comes from being reigning champions. The 26-year-old said: “I suppose the challenge is harder, because everyone is going to want to beat us as holders. But there is always pressure on Wigan, and there’s a certain expectation, it’s obviously one ... Read More »

Wane and Wigan to handle Rams with respect

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Wigan coach Shaun Wane insists he will treat Dewsbury Rams with the respect they deserve as they begin their defence of the Challenge Cup this weekend. The Warriors, who won the 2013 Challenge Cup with a 16-0 win over Hull FC at Wembley Stadium, get their campaign off the ground this Friday with a trip to take on Dewsbury at ... Read More »

Wigan to begin cup defence at Dewsbury

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Wigan Warriors will start the defence of the Challenge Cup with a trip to high-flying Championship outfit Dewsbury, in a fourth-round draw that has thrown up some absolutely huge ties. Arguably the standout tie of the round is last years league leaders, Huddersfield Giants, up against the current table toppers of 2014, St Helens. It is another meeting with former ... Read More »

Super League clubs eyeing Challenge Cup glory

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The draw for the fourth round of the Tetley’s Challenge Cup will take place at 3.45pm on Tuesday March 18 from Quay House, MediaCityUK, and will be broadcast live on BBC 5 Live Extra, BBC Radio Manchester, BBC Radio Leeds and BBC Radio Humberside. The fourth round sees the entry of the 14 First Utility Super League clubs, who join ... Read More »

Scoreboard: Every Rugby League result

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First Utility Super League (click for reports) Bradford Bulls 18-66 Huddersfield Giants Castleford Tigers 19-16 Hull FC London Broncos 22-50 Wakefield Wildcats Wigan Warriors 34-20 Hull Kingston Rovers Leeds Rhinos 38-4 Widnes Vikings Salford Red Devils 12-28 Warrington Wolves St Helens 40-22 Catalan Dragons Tetley’s Challenge Cup Milford Marlins 10-18 Barrow Raiders Rochdale Hornets 76-4 Gloucestershire All-Golds Dewsbury Rams 76-10 ... Read More »

Halifax fully focused ahead of cup clash

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Halifax captain Scott Murrell insists that his side will not be underestimating Hull Dockers ahead of their Tetley’s Challenge Cup tie at the KC Lightstream Stadium on Sunday March 16 (2.00pm). The Championship side might be favourites to progress to the next round but utility player Murrell expects a tough test, pointing to Hull’s impressive results in the opening rounds ... Read More »

Tetley’s Challenge Cup fourth round draw confirmed

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The draw for the fourth round of the Tetley’s Challenge Cup will take place at 3.45pm on Tuesday March 18 from Quay House, MediaCityUK, and will be broadcast live on BBC 5 Live Extra, BBC Radio Manchester, BBC Radio Leeds and BBC Radio Humberside. The fourth round sees the entry of the 14 First Utility Super League clubs, who join ... Read More »