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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Hull KR shock Wigan to gain Challenge Cup victory

Just two weeks after suffering a 60-0 Super League defeat to Wigan at the DW Stadium, Hull Kingston Rovers returned to the borough of Wigan, but this time to Leigh Sports Village, to inflict a shock 12-16 defeat of the Warriors in the sixth round of the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup. And in the first ten minutes there was no indication…

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DEBATE: Wakefield v Leigh – Where’s the upset?

There are eight hugely anticipated Challenge Cup ties to look forward to this weekend – but the one that perhaps grabs the most attention is at Belle Vue on Sunday. It’s there where Super League’s bottom side Wakefield take on Championship pacesetters Leigh Centurions live in front of the BBC cameras. But with Wakefield in a dismal run of form…

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Wakefield set to welcome back major players for Leigh tie

Wakefield Trinity Wildcats coach James Webster has confirmed that the club could welcome back some serious experience ahead of their Challenge Cup showdown against Leigh Centurions this Sunday. The Wildcats have been decimated by injuries in 2015, but the likes of captain Danny Kirmond and strike centre Dean Collis could return for the match – as well as one or two…

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Former Wakey star relishing Belle Vue return

Leigh Centurions’ leading try-scorer Liam Kay can’t wait to head back to his former club on Sunday (2.15pm) in the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup sixth round tie against Wakefield Trinity Wildcats. Kay, who has touched down 22 times in 14 appearances for the Centurions so far this campaign, signed from the Super League club ahead of the 2014 season, and thought…

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Smith wary of unique Dewsbury surroundings in cup

Tony Smith admits his Warrington side will have to be on their guard when they step out onto a “traditional Yorkshire pitch” tomorrow night. The Wolves head to Dewsbury in the Challenge Cup looking to progress to yet another quarter-final, but they face a Dewsbury side who are in good form, and are competing for promotion in the Championship. And…

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