Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Rugby League News

Challenge Cup

Leeds Rhinos winger toasted at Lance Todd ceremony

..with Hall a worthy Lance Todd winner.

Ryan Hall joined an elite band of players to lift Rugby League’s most coveted man of the match award on Wednesday evening when he was presented with the Lance Todd Trophy. The Leeds Rhinos winger secured the award with an outstanding two-try display in his club’s 23-10 victory over Castleford Tigers at Wembley Stadium last Saturday and received the Lance ... Read More »

Shenton: Cup final heartache will galvanise Tigers

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Castleford captain Michael Shenton believes his side’s heart-breaking Challenge Cup final loss to Leeds will bring the Tigers closer together and give them a better chance of winning silverware in the future. The Rhinos ran out 23-10 winners at Wembley on Saturday in front of over 75,000 fans. “I think winning could have benefitted us more, but just to be ... Read More »

McDermott is best coach I’ve worked with: Bailey

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Leeds Rhinos prop Ryan Bailey insists Brian McDermott is the best coach he has ever worked with, and says he is the boss that has got the best out of him in his carer. Bailey admits he is a “hard bloke to work with” at times, and says that McDermott seems to understand him more than any other coach he’s ... Read More »

Hall is “incredible”, says Rhinos winger Tom Briscoe

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Leeds Rhinos winger Tom Briscoe has described his wing partner Ryan Hall as “incredible” – after his two-try performance in Saturday’s Challenge Cup final earned him the Lance Todd Trophy. Hall lit up Wembley with a sensational brace of individual tries during Leeds’ 23-10 victory against Castleford on Saturday, and Briscoe insists nobody deserved the man of the match award ... Read More »

I knew I’d play, says Castleford Tigers prop

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Craig Huby admits he always knew he would make it to Wembley and the Challenge Cup final – but says he isn’t sure whether he’ll be able to back up and play this week. The fitness of Huby was arguably the biggest talking point heading into the final on Saturday, but the prop came through a dislocated elbow to play ... Read More »

Cup win one of JJB’s career highlights

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Jamie Jones-Buchanan admits Saturday’s Challenge Cup final victory against Leeds is one of the highlights of his career – and it’s all the sweeter because of the six defeats he’s had to endure before it. Jones-Buchanan admitted that as a Leeds fan it’s even more enjoyable – and reflected on those previous defeats and how it made this win all ... Read More »

Sneyd wasn’t surprised at being taken off

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Castleford half-back Marc Sneyd admits he wasn’t surprised at being taken off during the first-half at Wembley on Saturday – saying he can’t fault Daryl Powell’s decision to sub him. Sneyd was far from his best during that opening 40 minutes – even hooking a relatively simple conversion wide as Castleford made a very slow start to the Challenge Cup ... Read More »

Hall can’t remember Lance Todd announcement

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Leeds Rhinos winger Ryan Hall admits he can’t remember being announced as the winner of this year’s Lance Todd trophy during Saturday’s Challenge Cup final – saying he was too caught up in the action to realise what was happening. Hall picked up the award courtesy of two sensational solo tries, playing a starring role in Leeds’ 23-10 win against ... Read More »

LIVE BLOG: Challenge Cup Final

Ultimately though, it would be Leeds v Cas in the final.

The 2014 Challenge Cup is finally here, and TotalRL.com are ensuring you don’t miss a beat of the action with our exclusive live blog The teams are to your right, and the big news comes from the Castleford camp. Prop Craig Huby has come through an injury scare to play – and he’ll take the field just 13 days after ... Read More »

Famous names tweet ahead of Challenge Cup Final

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A host of famous Rugby League names have been busy on social media this morning ahead of the Challenge Cup Final. Here are a selection of the best. Found any better ones? Leave a comment below and get involved! Lee Briers (@briers6): Today is by far the best day in the rugby league calendar. Enjoy the day @CTRLFC and @leedsrhinos ... Read More »