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Challenge Cup: Semi-final draw live on BBC 2

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The draw for the semi-finals of the 2014 Tetley’s Challenge Cup will be broadcast live on BBC 2 following the completion of the Bradford Bulls v Warrington Wolves quarter-final at The Provident Stadium, Bradford on Sunday June 8. The four winners from this week’s quarter-finals will go into the draw for the semi-finals, which will be played over the weekend ... Read More »

Higham has appetite for more Challenge Cup glory

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Warrington Wolves hooker Micky Higham believes that defeat in the Tetley’s Challenge Cup semi-final last year has only sharpened his appetite to win the sport’s most coveted trophy for the fourth time in his career. However Higham is aware his team have a tough battle to face first in their quarter-final against Bradford Bulls at The Provident Stadium on Sunday ... Read More »

Leeds Rhinos not underestimating cup rivals

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Leeds loose forward Chris Clarkson insists the Rhinos won’t under-estimate Leigh Centurions when they host the Championship leaders in a Tetley’s Challenge Cup quarter-final at Headingley Carnegie Stadium on Friday June 6 (8.00pm). Clarkson is expecting a tough battle for the coveted semi-final spot against the sport’s only undefeated team in 2014 with Leigh having won all 16 league games ... Read More »

Widnes Vikings skipper confident of cup success

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Kevin Brown is confident that Widnes Vikings will stroll into the semi-finals of Rugby League’s oldest and most prestigious competition when they face Keighley Cougars in a Tetley’s Challenge Cup quarter-final at The Select Security Stadium, Widnes on Thursday (8.00pm). Brown, one of the form players of the 2014 Super League season, is well aware of the threat that Championship ... Read More »

Robbie Hunter-Paul: How we can save the Challenge Cup

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This article, written by Robbie Hunter-Paul, originally appeared in issue 398 of Rugby League World magazine. Issue 399 is currently in production and will be on sale from June 6. Click here to find out more about the magazine and to browse back issues click this link… The Tetley’s Challenge Cup holds a special place in my heart – and ... Read More »

Four Challenge Cup ties to be televised

All four of the sixth-round ties in the Tetley’s Challenge Cup will be televised live, the RFL has revealed over four successive days from 5 June on Sky Sports and the BBC. The action kicks off on Thursday June 5 at the Select Security Stadium where the Sky Sports cameras will be on hand to capture a repeat of the ... Read More »

Pitts enjoys “perfect” start, wants more success

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Following a “perfect” start to life as a Bull, new signing Jay Pitts is hoping to encounter a sense of déjà vu this weekend – a repeat of Bradford’s Challenge Cup triumph against Catalan Dragons on Sunday. The 24-year-old utility forward made his Odsal debut as Francis Cummins’ men took down Catalan Dragons 33-20 to book their place in the ... Read More »

Leeds’ odds tumble after quarter-final draw

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Leeds Rhinos remain favourites to lift the Challenge Cup this year after the draw for the quarter finals was made last night. Prior to the draw, the Rhinos were 7/4 to win, but just minutes after Championship leaders Leigh were pitted against Super League’s top team, they tumbled to 11/8. As you would expect, Leigh’s odds slipped significantly in the ... Read More »

Challenge Cup motivating Giants, says Cudjoe

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Huddersfield and England centre Leroy Cudjoe claims the pain of missing out on the Challenge Cup could provide the Giants with extra motivation heading into Sunday’s key Super League encounter with Castleford Tigers. “It’s been hard having the weekend off, because everyone loves to play,” Cudjoe told the Examiner. “And it made it even harder because of the nature of ... Read More »

Cougars could cause upset, claims coach

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Keighley Cougars player-coach Paul March claims the Championship club have what it takes to cause an upset when they face Widnes Vikings in the quarter finals of the Challenge Cup. The former Wakefield and Huddersfield star said: “It could be an upset – it’s just how they play and how we play. “But that’s why the Challenge Cup is the ... Read More »