Saturday, December 20, 2014
Rugby League News

Challenge Cup

Warriors determined to win, says McIlorum


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?


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 »

Match preview: Widnes Vikings v Keighley Cougars


The first of the four Tetley’s Challenge Cup quarter-finals takes place this evening, as the lowest ranked team left in the competition, Keighley Cougars, head to Widnes to face Denis Betts’ Vikings outfit. Keighley coach Paul March – who is still serving a two-month stadium ban – has indicated that he will send a very different Cougars side to the ... Read More »

Paul Handforth: We will give ourselves a chance


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


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


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

Ryan Brierley

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


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


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


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 » Shop: Last Ordering Date for Free Pre-Xmas Delivery: 2pm Thursday 18th December!!