Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Challenge Cup

Sneyd wasn’t surprised at being taken off

Marc-Sneyd

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

Ryan-Hall

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

Shenton Sinfield Challenge Cup

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

Wembley

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 »

I’d never heard of Cas, but now I’m happy: Carney

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Justin Carney admits he’d never even heard of Castleford before signing for the club – but now says Castleford is his home, and he’s the happiest he’s been for years. Carney was plucked from relative Rugby League obscurity when Castleford snapped him up in 2013, after failing to score a single try during his final season at the Sydney Roosters ... Read More »

FanZone: Challenge Cup Final – Castleford v Leeds

Shenton Sinfield Challenge Cup

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

Kevin Sinfield Cup

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

Paul-Aiton

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

Brian-McDermott

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 »