Ratchford expecting cup classic at Wembley on Saturday

Warrington Wolves fullback Stefan Ratchford believes Saturday’s Challenge Cup final with Hull has all the makings of a classic. Wembley is arguably yet to see an thrilling final since Rugby League returned there in 2007. But many believe that could change this Saturday when first meets second in the capital. And Ratchford told League Express that he can’t wait to experience…

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Yeaman ready to do it all again on Saturday with Hull

Hull FC centre Kirk Yeaman insists that victory at Wembley this weekend would top the Challenge Cup success he enjoyed 11 years ago with the Black and Whites as they aim to finally end their hoodoo at the national stadium this weekend. Hull have failed to win at Wembley on eight previous occasions, but they aim to put that right this Saturday…

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Radford can see similarities between Hull and iconic Bradford sides

Although the accent firmly gives away the place of his birth, if you think of Lee Radford’s playing career and his biggest success, it undoubtedly came further down the M62 at Bradford. After starting his career at Hull, Radford left for Odsal in 1998 and enjoyed phenomenal success, most notably playing in the side who won the treble under Brian…

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Houghton aiming to put 2013 and Hull hoodoo to bed on Saturday

Hull FC hooker Danny Houghton insists that the Black and Whites are still embarrassed by their defeat in the Challenge Cup final three years ago – and says they’re desperate to put that afternoon and the club’s Wembley hoodoo to bed on Saturday afternoon. The Black and Whites will be aiming for their first win at the national stadium in…

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Lee Radford says he’ll “look like a tramp” at Wembley!

Hull FC coach Lee Radford has insisted he hasn’t put much thought into what it will be like leading his hometown club out as coach in a cup final this weekend – adding that he believes he’ll look like a “tramp” as he adheres to his own personal superstitions! Radford was asked on Monday at the pre-Wembley press conference whether…

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Where Are They Now? The Warrington stars who won a Wembley hat-trick

In the first century of their existence, Warrington Wolves won the Challenge Cup five times: before briefly dominating the competition around the turn of the last decade, winning three in four years. Under the stewardship of Tony Smith the Wolves became the Challenge Cup’s dominant force, seeing off Huddersfield and Leeds twice. A handful of players were lucky enough to…

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Six of the Best: Magical Wembley final moments

TotalRL.com’s Challenge Cup Final buildup rolls on with our Six of the Best feature – and this week, we could only realistically talk about the Wembley showpiece. Despite a brief sabbatical between 2000 and 2006 due to the rebuilding of the stadium, Wembley is very much the spiritual home of the Challenge Cup, and this Saturday looks like providing one…

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