Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Challenge Cup

FanZone: Challenge Cup Final – Castleford v Leeds

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The Challenge Cup Final is finally here – and TotalRL.com’s FanZone is back for the showpiece event! Just like we did at Magic Weekend, we want Castleford, Leeds – and any other fan who is at the event – to send us your tweets, photos and videos from your trip to Wembley, and the experience in general. Whether it’s the ... Read More »

Sinfield inspired by early Wembley memory

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MARTYN SADLER speaks to Leeds Rhinos captain Kevin Sinfield on the eve of the Tetley’s Challenge Cup Final Leeds captain Kevin Sinfield has never won a game at Wembley. Or at least that’s what most people think. But if you do think that, then you’re dead wrong – Kevin has one Wembley victory to his name. In fact he was ... Read More »

Leeds Rhinos refute Aiton rumours

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Leeds Rhinos head coach Brian McDermott insists their preparation for tomorrow’s Challenge Cup Final has not been affected by talk connecting hooker Paul Aiton to the doping scandal in Australia – calling the talk “rumours”. Aiton was reported by Australian media as one of the 17 players issued with show cause notices and offered a deal relating to Cronulla Sharks’ ... Read More »

McDermott wants cup win for players

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Leeds Rhinos boss Brian McDermott wants to finally end the club’s horrific history with the Challenge Cup on Saturday – and add what he described as ‘the missing piece of the jigsaw’ to the careers of many of his senior players. Jamie Peacock is the only member of the Rhinos squad to have tasted Challenge Cup glory – in his ... Read More »

I didn’t sledge Sinfield, says ‘shocked’ Dorn

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Luke Dorn admits he was ‘shocked’ when he was headbutted by Kevin Sinfield in the last meeting between Leeds and Castleford – but insisted he didn’t provoke the England captain by sledging him in the buildup to the incident. Sinfield received the first red card of his career last month after a hot-tempered incident with the Castleford full-back during the ... Read More »

Challenge Cup Final: The stats that matter

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Castleford Tigers and Leeds Rhinos meet for the first time in a Challenge Cup final on Saturday, so with that in mind, here’s TotalRL.com’s handy guide to all the milestones and statistics that truly matter ahead of this mouthwatering event. It will be only the fourth time the clubs have met in a final, having previously contested the 1968-69 Championship ... Read More »

Opinion: Challenge Cup has fairytale ending whoever wins

Shenton Sinfield Challenge Cup

It’s been described as the most anticipated Challenge Cup Final since the showpiece event returned to Wembley – and for either Castleford Tigers or Leeds Rhinos, Saturday will provide the culmination of a fantastic and enthralling Rugby League tale. Both Castleford and Leeds’ journey to the Wembley final is the stuff of Hans Christian Andersen-type writing, such is their fairytale ... Read More »

Important travel information for Challenge Cup Final

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Fans travelling to London on Saturday August 23 for the Tetley’s Challenge Cup at Wembley Stadium (3.00pm) are asked to consider the following notices (courtesy of the RFL): Prior to your journey, please visit the Transport For London website – www.tfl.gov.uk – for information on all forms of public transport in London, routes, maps, journey planner, congestion charges and online ... Read More »

The pressure is on Leeds, says Daryl Powell

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Daryl Powell has stoked the flames ahead of the Challenge Cup Final, by admitting that all the pressure is on Leeds, not his Castleford Tigers side. Powell believes that given Leeds’ extraordinary record with the Challenge Cup in the last 15 years – having lost six finals in a row without tasting success – then his side can approach the ... Read More »