Sunday, February 1, 2015
Rugby League News

Challenge Cup

Adrian Morley still obsessed by magic of the cup

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Despite being one of Rugby League’s most decorated players, Salford Red Devils captain Adrian Morley still has one more goal to aim for – to win the Tetley’s Challenge Cup with his hometown club. Salford head for Hull FC this evening looking to book their place in the last 16 of Rugby League’s oldest and most prestigious knockout competition and ... Read More »

Warrington call in Lee Briers’ help to prepare for cup clash

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Warrington have called upon the expertise of legendary half-back Lee Briers to steer them towards success in 2014. Whilst Briers won’t be stepping out onto the pitch in the famous primrose and blue again, he will be working with the club’s current batch of pivots to ensure that they success wherever they can with their kicking game. Wolves co-captain Michael ... Read More »

Joe Westerman looking to put cup demons to bed

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Hull FC forward Joe Westerman is out to right the wrongs of last season’s horrific cup final defeat, as they get their campaign underway against Salford Red Devils this evening. After making it all the way to the final in 2013, they were soundly beaten by Wigan Warriors in the Wembley showpiece – and suffered the ignominy of being nilled ... Read More »

Match preview: Hull FC v Salford Red Devils

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Hull FC and Salford get the fourth round of the Tetley’s Challenge Cup underway this evening, with a rematch of the clash that finished 30-8 in favour of the Black and Whites last Friday. Hull boss Lee Radford has been boosted by the return of props Mickey Paea and Garreth Carvell for the clash, as his pack begins to take ... Read More »

Hull KR will have to be at their best, says Sandercock

Hull KR boss Craig Sandercock. ©RLPhotos

Hull Kingston Rovers boss Craig Sandercock admits his side will have to be at their very best if they are to cause an upset in the Tetley’s Challenge Cup this weekend. The Robins host a resurgent Warrington Wolves this weekend with cup pride at stake and, despite conceding just one try in their last two outings with wins over Wakefield ... Read More »

Hull KR presented with welcome selection dilemmas

Hull KR boss Craig Sandercock. ©RLPhotos

Hull Kingston Rovers Head Coach Craig Sandercock may have a selection dilemma or two this weekend with both Craig Hall and Greg Eden hopeful of being available for the Tetley’s Challenge Cup tie against Warrington at the KC Lightstream Stadium on Sunday. Hall has been sidelined since damaging a testicle at St Helens a month ago, while Eden has missed ... Read More »

Marwan Koukash issues warning to Salford squad

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Marwan Koukash insists that another below-par performance from his Salford Red Devils stars is unacceptable, and is demanding a response from his side this weekend. After the Devils slipped to 30-8 defeat against Hull FC, they head back to the KC Stadium for a Challenge Cup 4th Round clash. And Koukash wants his side to hit back in style against ... Read More »

Daryl Powell hoping Championship experience will aid Tigers

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Castleford Tigers head coach Daryl Powell hopes that his experience from the Championship will stand his side in good stead, as they open their Challenge Cup campaign at Batley on Sunday. Powell masterminded a famous upset over the Tigers whilst he was coach of Featherstone, but he admits it will be a real challenge on the infamous Batley slope this ... Read More »

Harrison: Halifax are ready for Widnes test

Former Halifax coach Karl Harrison. ©RLPhotos

Halifax boss Karl Harrison claimed his side will be ready for Widnes Vikings on Sunday, as they prepare to do battle in the Tetley’s Challenge Cup. Fax and Widnes are early pacesetters in their respective divisions and, speaking after their thumping 48-6 win over Doncaster, Harrison believes his side are more than capable of causing an upset. “If we can ... Read More »

Smith: Winning Cup will be harder but we’re keen

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Wigan Warriors scrum half Matty Smith claims winning another Challenge Cup will be harder given the weight of expectation that comes from being reigning champions. The 26-year-old said: “I suppose the challenge is harder, because everyone is going to want to beat us as holders. But there is always pressure on Wigan, and there’s a certain expectation, it’s obviously one ... Read More »