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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Naughton hat-trick sees Hull reach Challenge Cup quarter-final

Curtis Naughton replaced the injured Tom Lineham on the wing and scored a hat-trick of tries as the Black and Whites ran in seven tries to reach the quarter-finals of the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup, as they defeated Castleford Tigers 40-14 at the KC Stadium this afternoon. Naughton, a former Bradford Bulls Academy star, scored tries in the fourth, thirteenth and 70th minutes…

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Rhinos power past Giants into Challenge Cup last eight

Leeds Rhinos coach Brian McDermott brought back skipper Kevin Sinfield for today’s sixth round Ladbrokes Challenge Cup tie against Huddersfield Giants at Headingley, and Sinfield led the Rhinos to a 48-16 victory in a performance that combined power and ruthlessness to which the Giants had no answer. It began for Leeds in the seventh minute, when Kallum Watkins picked up…

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Ten-try Wolves too hot for Dewsbury

Warrington Wolves scored five tries in each half tonight at the Tetley’s Stadium to ease to a convincing 10-52 victory against Championship side Dewsbury Rams in the sixth round of the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup. The Wolves scored their first five tries in just 22 minutes through Brad Dwyer, Ryan Atkins, Ashton Sims, Ben Currie and Declan Patton (22), with Bridge converting three of them. After that…

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