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Smith: It’s only fair Sinfield is playing

Smith: It’s only fair Sinfield is playing

Warrington boss Tony Smith believes Kevin Sinfield’s two-match ban for a headbutt on Luke Dorn a fortnight ago was the right decision and insists he’s glad it didn’t force the Leeds Rhinos captain out of Saturday’s Challenge Cup semi-final. “Any

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Rhinos must be at their best, says Aiton

Rhinos must be at their best, says Aiton

Leeds hooker Paul Aiton believes the Rhinos must be on top of their game to get past Warrington and progress to the Challenge Cup final, but says his side are determined to do so. The Super League giants lock horns

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Cup pressure won’t be too much for Cas, says winger

Cup pressure won’t be too much for Cas, says winger

Castleford winger Kirk Dixon says the occasion of a Challenge Cup semi final won’t be too big for the Tigers, who plan to feed off their experienced players to learn how to cope with the pressure. The attacking West Yorkshire

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Challenge Cup: Ormsby brimming with confidence ahead of semi

Challenge Cup: Ormsby brimming with confidence ahead of semi

Warrington Wolves winger Gene Ormsby is full of confidence ahead of the Tetley’s Challenge Cup semi-final against Leeds Rhinos at Langtree Park on Saturday (2.30pm). After a hard-fought victory against Catalan Dragons on Friday night in Perpignan and winning eight

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Leeds are “ordinary”, says former Wolves skipper

Leeds are “ordinary”, says former Wolves skipper

Former Warrington captain Kevin Ashcroft doesn’t see anything stopping the Wolves crushing Leeds Rhinos and getting to Wembley in this weekend’s Challenge Cup semi-final. Ashcroft, who played at Wembley in 1971 and 1973, described the Rhinos as “very ordinary” and

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Cast your vote: Who will contest the Challenge Cup final?

Cast your vote: Who will contest the Challenge Cup final?

In this week’s poll, provided by League Express newspaper, we’re asking you to predict who will win this weekend’s Challenge Cup semi-finals. Will it be the Castleford-Leeds showdown everyone in West Yorkshire wants, or the battle of the Cheshire clubs

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Hauraki to miss Challenge Cup semi-final

Hauraki to miss Challenge Cup semi-final

Castleford Tigers back-rower Weller Hauraki will miss his club’s Tetley’s Challenge Cup semi-final after being handed a two-match suspension. Hauraki was given the ban, along with a £300 fine, after admitting a grade C offence of recklessly striking with his

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Kevin Brown will play in the Challenge Cup semi final

Kevin Brown will play in the Challenge Cup semi final

Widnes playmaker Kevin Brown has been cleared to play in the Challenge Cup semi-final against Castleford a week on Sunday after shrugging off a knee injury. The 29-year-old was hit late by St Helens’ Sia Soliola in last week’s match

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Challenge Cup: Semi-final venues revealed

Challenge Cup: Semi-final venues revealed

The Rugby Football League (RFL) has announced the two stadiums set to host the semi-finals of the 2014 Challenge Cup. Leeds’ mouthwatering clash with Warrington will be held at Langtree Park – home of St Helens – while Castleford against

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Betts happy to have avoided Leeds and Warrington

Betts happy to have avoided Leeds and Warrington

This is an excerpt from a story published in this week’s issue of League Express newspaper, which is out in all good newsagents right now. If you can’t get your hands on a hard copy, click here to download a

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