Thursday, September 18, 2014
Rugby League News

Challenge Cup

Paul Handforth: We will give ourselves a chance

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Keighley Cougars scrum-half Paul Handforth believes the Challenge Cup is the biggest competition in Rugby League and is convinced the Championship club can keep their dream alive when they face Widnes Vikings in a quarter-final at The Select Security Stadium tonight (8.00pm). Handforth feels Keighley’s strong run of form will stand them in good stead to take on Super League ... Read More »

Powell pleased with Cas form ahead of Wigan Warriors clash

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Castleford Tigers head coach Daryl Powell admits he is pleased with their form heading into back-to-back games with last year’s double winners Wigan, and believes his side are more than capable of coming out on top in Saturday’s huge Tetley’s Challenge Cup tie. Even though Cas have lost games against Huddersfield and Leeds since the draw was made, three straight ... Read More »

What’s on this week? Rugby League on radio and TV

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Wednesday June 4 Boots ‘N’ All – 6pm, Sky Sports 2 & 8pm, Sky Sports 4 Eddie Hemmings with guests Brian Carney & Tony Rea All the latest rugby league news & views Super League Backchat – 7pm, Sky Sports 3 Rod Studd & Terry O’Connor, with guests Chris Irvine (The Times) & Peter Smith (Yorkshire Evening Post) Discussing all ... Read More »

Ryan Brierley: We won’t let unbeaten record go lightly

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Leigh Centurions will not be giving up their 16-match winning run without a fight when they take on Leeds Rhinos in their Challenge Cup quarter-final tie at Headingley Carnegie Stadium on Friday (8.00pm), according to in-form half-back Ryan Brierley. The Centurions are unbeaten in all competitions in 2014 and Brierley is looking forward to putting his and his team’s talents ... Read More »

In-form Dorn excited for “magical” Challenge Cup tie

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Castleford Tigers full-back Luke Dorn is excited about the prospect of tackling Tetley’s Challenge Cup holders Wigan Warriors at DW Stadium, in what will be a “magical” quarter-final tie on Saturday (2.30pm). The Australian, whose hat-trick at the weekend extended his impressive recent try-scoring record to 12 from his last nine matches, feels a special affinity with the competition as ... Read More »

Danny Addy: Bulls only 160 minutes away from Wembley

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The experience of playing in a string of important matches has been the perfect preparation for a Challenge Cup quarter-final, according to Bradford forward Danny Addy. The Bulls star was speaking ahead of his side’s clash with Warrington Wolves at The Provident Stadium on Sunday (KO 3.30pm). The Odsal outfit head into the tie on the back of a morale-boosting ... Read More »

Challenge Cup: Semi-final draw live on BBC 2

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The draw for the semi-finals of the 2014 Tetley’s Challenge Cup will be broadcast live on BBC 2 following the completion of the Bradford Bulls v Warrington Wolves quarter-final at The Provident Stadium, Bradford on Sunday June 8. The four winners from this week’s quarter-finals will go into the draw for the semi-finals, which will be played over the weekend ... Read More »

Higham has appetite for more Challenge Cup glory

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Warrington Wolves hooker Micky Higham believes that defeat in the Tetley’s Challenge Cup semi-final last year has only sharpened his appetite to win the sport’s most coveted trophy for the fourth time in his career. However Higham is aware his team have a tough battle to face first in their quarter-final against Bradford Bulls at The Provident Stadium on Sunday ... Read More »

Leeds Rhinos not underestimating cup rivals

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Leeds loose forward Chris Clarkson insists the Rhinos won’t under-estimate Leigh Centurions when they host the Championship leaders in a Tetley’s Challenge Cup quarter-final at Headingley Carnegie Stadium on Friday June 6 (8.00pm). Clarkson is expecting a tough battle for the coveted semi-final spot against the sport’s only undefeated team in 2014 with Leigh having won all 16 league games ... Read More »

Widnes Vikings skipper confident of cup success

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Kevin Brown is confident that Widnes Vikings will stroll into the semi-finals of Rugby League’s oldest and most prestigious competition when they face Keighley Cougars in a Tetley’s Challenge Cup quarter-final at The Select Security Stadium, Widnes on Thursday (8.00pm). Brown, one of the form players of the 2014 Super League season, is well aware of the threat that Championship ... Read More »