Venue confirmed for Scottish Challenge Cup clash

STRATHMORE SILVERBACKS will meet Edinburgh Eagles in the Scottish capital on Saturday (5 August) in the 2018 Ladbrokes Challenge Cup. The venue, now confirmed by Scotland RL bosses, is the University of Edinburgh’s Peffermill Playing Fields. The tie, which will establish the identity of the Scottish team in next year’s Ladbroke’s Challenge Cup, will kick off at 2.00pm.  

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POLL | Should the Challenge Cup semi-finals be staged as a double header?

The semi-finals have been and gone, but the debate most certainly has not. The decision to stage the two games at Doncaster and Warrington caused some frustration from some sections, who were somewhat bemused by the lack of ambition to host the games in bigger stadia to more people. Nevertheless, both games were, or were very close to being a…

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2018 Ladbrokes Challenge Cup gets underway – in Scotland

    WHILE Hull and Wigan are preparing for the 2017 Ladbrokes Challenge Cup Final at Wembley on Saturday 26 August, grassroots enthusiasts in Scotland are already looking ahead to the 2018 competition. Edinburgh Eagles and Strathmore Silverbacks will go head-to-head on Saturday (5 August) to establish which team will represent Scotland on next year’s Wembley trail. The venue for the…

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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 a fifth defeat in six for Salford, who will now focus their efforts on solidifying their place in the play-offs. Watson,…

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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 victory. Shaun Wane’s men had stormed into a 12-0 lead thanks to tries through Gildart and Willie Isa, but the…

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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 (see how nice we are? We’ve given you two straight away) – but they’re not the only venues to host…

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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 Cuthbertson are other high-profile names to return. Ryan Hall, Stevie Ward and Kallum Watkins have also been passed fit to…

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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 the same day? As always, there are pros and cons to the argument – and we welcome your interaction. Tweet…

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