Radford expects McGuire to feature for Leeds

Hull FC coach Lee Radford has admitted that the club have been preparing for tonight’s Challenge Cup quarter-final with Leeds with the mindset that Danny McGuire will play. McGuire was helped from the field during last Sunday’s meeting of the two sides, with the initial fears that McGuire could have broken his ankle. However, he has been named in Leeds’ 19-man squad…

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Robins hold off Catalans to enter Cup semi-finals

Hull Kingston Rovers held off a strong Catalans Dragons second-half revival at the KC Lightstream Stadium tonight to win their Challenge Cup quarter-final tie 32-26 to become the first team to go into the hat for the Cup semi-finals. But the Robins almost threw the game away in the second half after having established a 24-0 lead in the first…

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“I’d never live it down if we lost,” says Hill

Warrington Wolves forward Chris Hill admits that given how he still lives in Leigh, he’d probably never be able to live it down if his Wolves side succumbed to the Centurions this Saturday. Hill famously started his career with Leigh and played over 100 games for the Centurions before moving to Warrington in 2011, going on to become one of…

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Solving the problem of the Challenge Cup

With the quarter-finals taking place this weekend, TONY NOLAN, a regular columnist for League Express, puts forward a proposal that he believes would help restore the magic of the Challenge Cup. In 2015 British Rugby League is in a new era, with revised league structures and phrases like ‘Every Minute Matters’. Whilst such changes may have helped to re-invigorate the…

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Wembley statue nears its completion

With 100 days to go before Rugby League celebrates its 120th birthday, the historic Wembley Stadium statue that will be unveiled on Ladbrokes Challenge Cup final day is nearing completion. The statue will be located on the Wembley concourse and commemorates the sport’s long and proud association with the national stadium, which hosts the 2015 Ladbrokes Challenge Cup final on Saturday…

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