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Challenge Cup

Tetley’s Challenge Cup 1st round draw

The draw for the first round of the 2014 Tetley’s Challenge Cup will be broadcast live on BBC Radio Humberside on Wednesday January 8 between 6.30pm and 7.30pm. The draw sees 44 teams set out on the road that ultimately leads to Wembley Stadium and the 2014 final of Rugby League’s oldest and most prestigious knockout competition on Saturday August ... Read More »

What a letdown

First published in League Express, Monday 26th Aug 2013 Well, it was our fault for expecting a classic, I suppose. That was absolutely dreadful, wasn’t it? I’ve championed Wigan for all of Shaun Wane’s time in charge, but they look a bit lethargic at the moment. Fortunately for them, they were playing a Hull side that was pitiful beyond belief ... Read More »

Thank you for coming

First published in League Express, Monday 26th Aug 2013 “Thank you for coming,” said the big screens at Wembley Stadium as the crowd began to make its way home. And that message seemed so appropriate for Hull FC. They came, but they didn’t do much more than that. As their coach Peter Gentle said after the game, they didn’t fire ... Read More »

Warriors write their name in history

Wigan players celebrate Challenge Cup victory

Wigan made it 19 Challenge Cups and the scoreline might reflect a comfortable win for the Wembley kings on Saturday. But this was a hard-fought final played out in very wet conditions, which the Warriors handled much better than Hull, Sam Tomkins scoring a converted try in the final seconds to seal the outcome. HULL FC 0 WIGAN WARRIORS 16 ... Read More »

Generous Cup Final odds?

First published in League Express, Monday 19th Aug 2013 The bookmakers are not taking a great deal of notice of the form book when it comes to forecasting the winner of the Tetley’s Challenge Cup Final. The best odds you can find on Wigan, at the time of writing (Sunday evening) is 1/3, while the best odds for Hull FC ... Read More »

Lineham plays key role in Hull victory

HULL FC winger Tom Lineham admits he can’t wait face to Wigan in the final of the Tetley’s Challenge Cup on the 24th August at Wembley, after the Black and Whites upset Warrington on Sunday, with Lineham proving crucial with a game-changing try in the first-half. The Airlie Birds were 8-0 down and looking out-of-sorts early on, before Lineham powered ... Read More »

Secret Speccie: Wembley Stadium

First published in Rugby League World, Issue 367 (Nov 2011) Game: Carnegie Challenge Cup Final Date: Saturday 26 August 2011 On most days of the year, I would be taken aback to see a Rugby League shirt on the streets of London. Today is different but it takes a while to get used to it. When I get off the ... Read More »