Monday, November 24, 2014
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Challenge Cup

Opinion: Huby not the first Wembley fitness gamble

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Gavin Miller in 1986, Kris Radlinski in 2000, Keith Senior in 2005. All players who went into a Challenge Cup Final with a massive question mark over their fitness, and this pretty illustrious list can add another member to the club – Castleford’s Craig Huby. The fitness of Huby has been perhaps the biggest talking point of all heading into ... Read More »

Craig Huby in Castleford Tigers cup final squad

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Craig Huby is IN Castleford’s 19-man squad for the Challenge Cup Final this weekend, just two weeks after dislocating his elbow against Widnes Vikings. The fitness of Huby – one of the standout props in Super League this season – has been arguably the biggest talking point heading into the showpiece Wembley event this Saturday, after he suffered the horrific ... Read More »

London Youth to take centre stage at Challenge Cup Final

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London and the South East will be represented at Saturday’s Tetley’s Challenge Cup Final at Wembley Stadium by some of the best and brightest young Rugby League talent in the region. Under-15s from the 13 clubs in the London Junior League will be on duty as ball crew covering the Year 7 Champion Schools curtain-raiser, Brooksbank High School v Castleford ... Read More »

Throwback Thursday: Castleford’s last cup win

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There are just two days until Castleford Tigers and Leeds Rhinos lock horns in the Challenge Cup Final – so for a special treat this week, we’re going to be looking back at the last time both teams won the cup. Friday will see us examine Leeds’ last taste of success with the Challenge Cup in 1999, but for this ... Read More »

Reilly to be Chief Guest at Challenge Cup Final

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The RFL have announced that Rugby League legend Malcolm Reilly will be the Chief Guest at the Tetley’s Challenge Cup final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday. Reilly will welcome the players from Castleford Tigers and Leeds Rhinos before kick-off and after watching the showpiece match from the Royal Box will present the trophy to the winning team. A former Great ... Read More »

Briscoe ready to put 2013 memories to bed

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Leeds Rhinos winger Tom Briscoe admits last year’s Challenge Cup Final defeat with Hull FC was a low point in his career – but says he’s determined to finally put his painful Wembley memories to bed by lifting the cup with the Rhinos this Saturday. Briscoe was part of the Hull team that lost 16-0 to Wigan Warriors last year, ... Read More »

Experience will benefit our preparation, says McDermott

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Leeds Rhinos head coach Brian McDermott believes their preparation for Saturday’s Challenge Cup Final will be aided by the experience of their recent trips to Wembley – but insists it won’t matter a jot come gameday. Recent trips to the capital for cup final appearances in 2010, 2011 and 2012 have ended in defeat for the Rhinos, but McDermott says ... Read More »

Rhinos boss: I wouldn’t be surprised if Huby plays

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Leeds Rhinos head coach Brian McDermott admits he wouldn’t be surprised if prop Craig Huby turned out for Castleford Tigers this Saturday in the Challenge Cup Final – two weeks after dislocating his elbow. Huby suffered the horrific injury playing for Cas in their semi-final victory against Widnes Vikings – with his fitness arguably one of the biggest talking points ... Read More »

Castleford Tigers to hold ‘homecoming party’

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Castleford Tigers have confirmed that – regardless of the result this weekend at Wembley in the Challenge Cup Final – they are to hold a ‘homecoming party’ to welcome the team home next Monday. Cas haven’t reached the final of the Challenge Cup since 1992 and, to honour what has been an extraordinary season so far, the Tigers have confirmed ... Read More »

TotalRL TV: Challenge Cup Final Preview

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As part of our extended coverage ahead of this weekend’s Challenge Cup Final, TotalRL TV has sat down to have an extensive look at the showpiece final between Leeds Rhinos and Castleford Tigers. League Express editor Martyn Sadler and reporter John Davidson sat down to talk about where the game could be won and lost, and who looks to have ... Read More »