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 January – and potential progress to the second round on 11/12 February – include 20 teams from the Kingstone Press…

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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 Fonua and Jamie Shaul earned a historic cup victory for the Black and Whites. “This is history making,” he said.…

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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 definitely falls into that category; he has been sensational for most of 2016 and continues to be one of the…

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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 as suffering the heartbreak of losing in the final, too – will lead the Wolves out at the national stadium…

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