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Watson positive about Salford’s future after Challenge Cup heartbreak

Watson positive about Salford’s future after Challenge Cup heartbreak

Ian Watson insists Salford will be back on the big stage in the future after losing in the Challenge Cup semi-final to Wigan. The Red Devils went down 27-14 to the Warriors despite leading 14-12 at the break. It was

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Wane seeks improvement from Wigan after Challenge Cup win

Wane seeks improvement from Wigan after Challenge Cup win

Triumphant Wigan coach Shaun Wane insisted his side must be better in their quest to win silverware by the end of the season. The Warriors booked their place in the Challenge Cup final with a 27-14 victory over Salford. It

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Wigan set for Wembley return following victory over Salford

Wigan set for Wembley return following victory over Salford

Wigan Warriors advanced to the Challenge Cup Final for a record 31st time following a 27-14 victory over Salford Red Devils. A strong second-half showing secured the Warriors’ passage to Wembley, with tries from Mickey McIlorum and Oliver Gildart securing

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QUIZ: Can you name all the Challenge Cup semi-final venues since 1980?

QUIZ: Can you name all the Challenge Cup semi-final venues since 1980?

Seen as though it’s cup semi-final weekend, we thought we’d test your knowledge of rugby league’s most historic and proudest competition with a teaser of a quiz. This weekend, the sport is heading to Doncaster and Warrington for the semi-finals

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Hull unchanged for semi-final

Hull unchanged for semi-final

Hull FC have named an unchanged side ahead of their Challenge Cup showdown with Leeds. The Black and Whites will have captain Gareth Ellis available after he made a successful return to action last week in their victory over Huddersfield.

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Leeds make nine changes for Challenge Cup semi-final

Leeds make nine changes for Challenge Cup semi-final

Brian McDermott has welcomed back nine key players for Leeds’ Challenge Cup semi-final with Hull FC. Captain Danny McGuire returns to the side after being one of several to miss the Rhinos’ defeat to Wigan, while Matt Parcell and Adam

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The Big Debate: Should the Challenge Cup semi-finals be a double-header?

The Big Debate: Should the Challenge Cup semi-finals be a double-header?

This week’s big debate on TotalRL is, perhaps somewhat inevitably, cup-related. With the Challenge Cup semi-finals taking place this weekend, we’re asking the question: should the semi-finals of the sport’s most prestigious event become a double-header and take place on

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How not to market the Challenge Cup!

How not to market the Challenge Cup!

“We’re conscious that the Challenge Cup has lost its shine. It’s probably become our third biggest property. Magic Weekend has overtaken it in terms of fans and we’re conscious of that. There’s a lot we’ve got to sit down and discuss. We’ll

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Challenge Cup quarter-final dates revealed

Challenge Cup quarter-final dates revealed

The dates for the quarter-final of the Challenge Cup have been revealed. Salford and Wakefield will kick off proceedings on Thursday, June 15, the first of two games to be shown on Sky Sports. A day later, Sky will show

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Challenge Cup quarter-final draw

Challenge Cup quarter-final draw

Defending champions Hull FC will host Super League table-toppers Castleford Tigers in the quarter-finals of the Challenge Cup. Cas’ put over half a century of points past St Helens to book their place in the last eight while Hull FC’s

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