Saturday, August 23, 2014
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Challenge Cup

Match report: Wigan Warriors 52-8 Hunslet Hawks

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In a nutshell Matty Bowen scored a hat-trick, while Matty Smith added two tries of his own along with eight goals to thrash Championship One opponents Hunslet 52-8. The Hawks will be proud with their second half display that restricted  the reigning double champions to just two tries. The story of the game 3’ – George Williams try; Matty Smith ... Read More »

Rugby League betting: Cash in on the Challenge Cup

Want to beat the bookie like this chap did? Follow our advice

What a fantastic result we had last week, with both our recommended bets coming off at 6/1 and 2.6/1. I’m hoping to replicate last week’s success in the Challenge Cup today, here’s my guide on how to beat the bookie. Wigan Warriors v Hunslet Hawks Handicap: Wigan -64 This is my favourite bet of the weekend as, while 64 points ... Read More »

Match report: Swinton Lions 20-33 Keighley Cougars

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In a nutshell Keighley Cougars will go into the last eight of the Tetley’s Challenge Cup after a thrilling victory against Swinton Lions at Leigh Sports Village, despite Anthony Bopwmanscoring three tries for the Lions. How it unfolded The Cougars opened the scoring when Danny Lawton touched down for a try that Danny Jones couldn’t convert. But then Bowman got ... Read More »

Match report: Leeds Rhinos 32-12 St Helens

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In a nutshell The Rhinos’ backs were in sparkling form as Leeds rose to the challenge of St Helens to earn a convincing Challenge Cup victory this afternoon at Headingley. How it unfolded Leeds took an early lead with a Zak Hardaker try in the fifth minute after the Rhinos had won an early goal-line drop-out. The Rhinos continued to ... Read More »

Amor’s point to prove on Rhinos return

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Kyle Amor admits he didn’t make the most of his chance with Leeds Rhinos, but he remains as determined as ever to prove them wrong for letting him go. Amor has unhappy memories of his time at Headingley – memories that he wants to expunge from his consciousness. And he sees Saturday’s Challenge Cup tie at Headingley as the perfect ... Read More »

Sinfield hails “Warrior” Wellens

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Kevin Sinfield’s and Paul Wellens’ distinguished Rugby League careers have run almost in parallel. Eleven years ago, they were on opposite sides in one of the most iconic Challenge Cup ties of recent years. In the semi-final at Huddersfield that year, Sinfield’s last second touchline conversion sent the tie into extra-time, and the Rhinos prevailed over Wellens’ Saints. On Saturday, ... Read More »

Opinion: The magic of the cup is alive

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Seven clubs will this weekend fly the Kingstone Press Championships flag, as the Challenge Cup enters its last 16 phase. For those seven clubs, the magic of the Cup is very much alive, for differing reasons. The pick of the ties, as far as the Championship goes, is undoubtedly at Leigh Sports Village, where the Centurions host Featherstone Rovers in ... Read More »

St Helens recall big hitters for Leeds Rhinos clash

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St Helens boss Nathan Brown has recalled most of his big hitters to his 19-man squad to face Leeds in the Tetley’s Challenge Cup on Saturday afternoon, after resting several key players for the defeat at Widnes on Easter Monday. The likes of James Roby, Kyle Amor and Luke Walsh are all back in contention to feature in what is ... Read More »

Warrington Wolves not taking Challenge Cup opponents lightly

Warrington boss Tony Smith. ©RLPhotos

Warrington Wolves head coach Tony Smith insists he is not underestimating Championship outfit Doncaster, as they prepare to do battle in the Tetley’s Challenge Cup this Sunday. The Dons – who are coached by former cup winner Paul Cooke – are flying high at the top end of the Championship, after beating Sheffield last Sunday in a remarkable comeback. And ... Read More »

Bring back May Cup final, claims Jon WIlkin

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St Helens forward Jon Wilkin admits he is keen for the Challenge Cup final to return to its old schedule, with the final taking place in May as opposed to the current date in August. The competition has been played out over a longer period of the season since 2005, with Hull winning the first Challenge Cup final to be ... Read More »