Saturday, August 30, 2014
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Challenge Cup

Jones-Buchanan hoping to peak in final

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Jamie Jones-Buchanan is confident that the “genius” of coach Brian McDermott will go a long way to preparing Leeds Rhinos for their Tetley’s Challenge Cup final against Castleford Tigers on Saturday August 23 (3.00pm). The forward believes that a very competitive league campaign has better-prepared sides for knockout competition, whilst McDermott’s expertise has been the extra impetus to ensure the ... Read More »

Challenge Cup: The Rhinos’ run to the final

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In preparation for this weekend’s Challenge Cup final, we’re taking a look at both Leeds and Castleford’s incredible runs to the showpiece Wembley event, with the Rhinos first up in the spotlight. Leeds have had it far from easy on their run to Wembley, facing high quality opposition in each and every round they’ve played in this year’s cup. So ... Read More »

Vote: Who will win Saturday’s Challenge Cup final?

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Every week in League Express we ask our readers to give us their predictions or opinions on some of the game’s hottest topics or talking points. This week, we’re asking you to predict a winner from Saturday’s Challenge Cup final. Will Castleford conquer the Rhinos or will Leeds get their hands on the game’s most prestigious trophy? What do you ... Read More »

Castleford Tigers prop not giving up on Wembley

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Craig Huby is not giving up on his Wembley dream yet, after telling local media that his horrific injury suffered less than two weeks ago is on the mend. The Castleford Tigers prop dislocated his elbow during the semi-final victory against Widnes Vikings and, with the race on for a spot in Daryl Powell’s 19-man squad – which is named ... Read More »

Challenge Cup: Phil Bentham to referee final

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Phil Bentham will referee Saturday’s Challenge Cup final between Leeds Rhinos and Castleford Tigers, the RFL have announced today. It will be Bentham’s third Wembley appearance following his Challenge Cup final debut in 2011 and last year’s final. He will be assisted by touch-judges Joe Cobb and Robert Hicks, while Ben Thaler will be the video referee alongside video referee ... Read More »

Leeds Rhinos boss names cup final side

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In an extraordinary twist at Monday’s Challenge Cup Final press conference, Leeds Rhinos boss Brian McDermott took the unusual step to name his team for the match – five days before the game. McDermott told a packed press conference that he has a near fully fit squad to select from, and went as far as to actually tell reporters the ... Read More »

Challenge Cup Final week on TotalRL.com

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The big one is almost here – in just a few days, Castleford Tigers and Leeds Rhinos will be walking out at Wembley to contest the 2014 Challenge Cup Final. With the stakes so high in what is sure to be an intense West Yorkshire derby this Saturday, TotalRL.com are pulling out all the stops to ensure that you have ... Read More »

Finn ready to light up Wembley

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This time last year Liam Finn was plying his trade in the Kingstone Press Championship with Featherstone Rovers – 12 months on, the half-back is hoping to play a key role in helping his former club’s arch-rivals lift the most coveted trophy in Rugby League, the Tetley’s Challenge Cup. Since leaving Featherstone, Finn has provided compelling proof of the depth ... Read More »

Wembley sell out nears for lower tiers

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Fans wishing to attend the Tetley’s Challenge Cup final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday August 23 are being advised to act fast to secure a place at the most prestigious match in Rugby League. With still ten days to go until Castleford Tigers take on Leeds Rhinos in the sport’s showcase Wembley final, over 70,000 tickets have been snapped up ... Read More »

Cast your vote: Who will win the Lance Todd trophy this year?

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Every week in League Express newspaper, we run a reader poll in which we ask for our audience’s feedback and thoughts on the game’s hottest topics. This week, we are asking you to predict who will win the 2014 Lance Todd trophy – the award given to the man of the match in the Challenge Cup final. This year, it ... Read More »