Sunday, November 23, 2014
Rugby League News

Challenge Cup

We won’t take Leigh lightly, says McDermott

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Leeds boss Brian McDermott insists the Rhinos are not taking a semi-final place for granted after drawing Championship outfit Leigh in the quarter-finals of the Challenge Cup. McDermott’s men have faced only two lower-tier sides in their last 18 Cup ties, the last coming in 2012 against – you guessed it – the Centurions. Leeds cruised to a 60-12 victory ... Read More »

Challenge Cup quarter-final draw made

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Super League table-toppers Leeds Rhinos will host Championship outfit Leigh Centurions in the quarter-finals of the Challenge Cup. Leigh are top of the second tier with an unblemished record and are unbeaten in 2014. Elsewhere, Wigan host Castleford in a top-four clash, while bottom side Bradford welcome Warrington. Keighley Cougars travel to Widnes in the last match of the round, ... Read More »

Powell thrilled with Tigers’ Cup performance

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Castleford coach Daryl Powell said he was delighted after his side comfortably disposed of Sheffield Eagles to cruise through to the Challenge Cup quarter finals yesterday. The Tigers, who have lost just two times this season, scored 12 tries in a 60-16 thumping and are now fourth favourites to lift the prestigious trophy. “I thought Sheffield were great to be ... Read More »

Opinion: How I hope the Challenge Cup draw pans out

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One of our Twitter followers got in touch this morning and told us what he hopes tonight’s quarter-final draw for the Challenge Cup will be. There were some interesting choices, so I thought I would share my own hopes. I want you to do the same, too – either join the debate on Twitter or comment using the form below ... Read More »

Leeds Rhinos favourite to win Challenge Cup

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Leeds Rhinos are favourites with bookmakers to go on and win their first Challenge Cup trophy since 1999. After impressively despatching St Helens 32-12 on Saturday, the Rhinos are 7/4 to go all the way. Cup holders Wigan are second favourites at 2/1, Warrington Wolves are third at 4/1 and Castleford Tigers are fourth at 8/1. Widnes Vikings (20/1) and ... Read More »

Video: Tony Smith compliments Doncaster

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I spoke to Warrington head coach Tony Smith after his team secured their place in the Challenge Cup quarter-finals with a big win over Doncaster yesterday. Wolves were too good for the Championship side, who rested several players, running out convincing 68-0 winners. Warrington posted 30 points in the first half and piled on another 38 in the second period, ... Read More »

Scoreboard: All this weekend’s Rugby League results

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Challenge Cup (click for reports) Wigan Warriors 52-8 Hunslet Hawks Leigh Centurions 26-16 Featherstone Rovers Warrington Wolves 68-0 Doncaster Salford Red Devils 20-30 Widnes Vikings Bradford Bulls 33-20 Catalan Dragons Castleford Tigers 60-16 Sheffield Eagles Leeds Rhinos 32-12 St Helens Swinton Lions 20-33 Keighley Cougars Kingstone Press Championship Whitehaven 0-34 North Wales Crusaders Want more Rugby League news and features? ... Read More »

Match report: Castleford Tigers 60-16 Sheffield Eagles

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In a nutshell Castleford overpowered their Championship opposition and cruised into the next round of the Challenge Cup. The story of the game 3’ – Scott Turner try; Dominic Brambani missed goal: 0-4 7’ – Justin Carney try; Kirk Dixon missed goal (0/1): 4-4 11’ – Justin Carney try (second); Kirk Dixon missed goal (0/2): 8-4 17’ – Grant Millington ... Read More »

Match report: Salford Red Devils 20-30 Widnes Vikings

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In a nutshell Two tries in two minutes just before the end of the game gave Salford hope, but a short Widnes kick off earned them the deciding points. The story of the game 12’ – Danny Galea try; Danny Tickle goal (1/1): 0-6 16’ – Kevin Brown try; Danny Tickle goal (2/2): 0-12 25’ – Gareth Hock try: 4-12 ... Read More »

Match report: Leigh Centurions 26-16 Featherstone Rovers

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In a nutshell Yet another Ryan Brierley hat-trick helped Leigh Centurions beat their Championship opposition and reach the Challenge Cup quarter finals. The story of the game 1’ – Ryan Brierley try; Martin Ridyard goal (1/1): 6-0 7’ – Will Sharp try: 6-4 16’ – James Mendieka try: 6-8 23’ – Will Sharp try: 6-12 26’ – Ryan Brierley try ... Read More »