Friday, August 1, 2014
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Challenge Cup

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 »

Cummins: Fans can give Bulls edge against Warrington

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Bradford coach Francis Cummins believes the club’s fans will have a big part to play in the Bulls’ Challenge Cup quarter final fixture against Warrington in June. The Odsal club were given a home draw but face one of the league’s toughest teams. To progress, Cummins thinks the Bulls need a big response from the fans. “There is a reason ... Read More »

Daryl Powell confident ahead of Wigan clash

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Castleford coach Daryl Powell insists the Tigers are not daunted after drawing holders Wigan in the Challenge Cup quarter-finals. Indeed, the former Great Britain star cut a confident figure while discussing the mouthwatering tie, reminding everyone that his side won the last two meetings with the reigning double champions. “Obviously it is a tough draw, they are the holders, they ... Read More »

We won’t take Leigh lightly, says McDermott

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Leeds boss Brian McDermott insists the Rhinos are not taking a semi-final place for granted after drawing Championship outfit Leigh in the quarter-finals of the Challenge Cup. McDermott’s men have faced only two lower-tier sides in their last 18 Cup ties, the last coming in 2012 against – you guessed it – the Centurions. Leeds cruised to a 60-12 victory ... Read More »

Challenge Cup quarter-final draw made

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Super League table-toppers Leeds Rhinos will host Championship outfit Leigh Centurions in the quarter-finals of the Challenge Cup. Leigh are top of the second tier with an unblemished record and are unbeaten in 2014. Elsewhere, Wigan host Castleford in a top-four clash, while bottom side Bradford welcome Warrington. Keighley Cougars travel to Widnes in the last match of the round, ... Read More »

Powell thrilled with Tigers’ Cup performance

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Castleford coach Daryl Powell said he was delighted after his side comfortably disposed of Sheffield Eagles to cruise through to the Challenge Cup quarter finals yesterday. The Tigers, who have lost just two times this season, scored 12 tries in a 60-16 thumping and are now fourth favourites to lift the prestigious trophy. “I thought Sheffield were great to be ... Read More »

Opinion: How I hope the Challenge Cup draw pans out

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One of our Twitter followers got in touch this morning and told us what he hopes tonight’s quarter-final draw for the Challenge Cup will be. There were some interesting choices, so I thought I would share my own hopes. I want you to do the same, too – either join the debate on Twitter or comment using the form below ... Read More »

Leeds Rhinos favourite to win Challenge Cup

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Leeds Rhinos are favourites with bookmakers to go on and win their first Challenge Cup trophy since 1999. After impressively despatching St Helens 32-12 on Saturday, the Rhinos are 7/4 to go all the way. Cup holders Wigan are second favourites at 2/1, Warrington Wolves are third at 4/1 and Castleford Tigers are fourth at 8/1. Widnes Vikings (20/1) and ... Read More »

Video: Tony Smith compliments Doncaster

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I spoke to Warrington head coach Tony Smith after his team secured their place in the Challenge Cup quarter-finals with a big win over Doncaster yesterday. Wolves were too good for the Championship side, who rested several players, running out convincing 68-0 winners. Warrington posted 30 points in the first half and piled on another 38 in the second period, ... Read More »