Saltonstall eyeing up try-scoring record to help Fax dump Featherstone out of the cup

James Saltonstall is hoping he can continue his incredible try-scoring form, and guide Halifax to the last eight of the Challenge Cup as a result. The Fax speedster is the Championship’s second top try scorer having crossed 13 times this season, and has notched in his last eight consecutive games. The Italy international is hoping he can extend that run…

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Richard Marshall wants Halifax to embrace Challenge Cup intensity

Rugby League, as a sport, boasts some proud and fierce rivalries. But perhaps one of the lesser documented rivalries is between two towns in West Yorkshire. Featherstone and Halifax have been going to battle right since the Rovers were founded in 1902. However, since 2010 the two teams have engaged in a competitive and quite often hostile environment that has…

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Sharp rallies Fev fans ahead of Challenge Cup test

Featherstone Rovers coach Jon Sharp has rallied Featherstone’s fans, asking them to create a night to remember when they face Halifax on Thursday in the Challenge Cup. The two Championship rivals will collide in front of the Sky cameras with a place in the quarter-finals up for grabs. Featherstone, who occupy second in the Championship following their victory over Rochdale…

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30 years on from John Pendlebury’s try-saving tackle, was it better than Houghton’s ‘tackle 52’?

It’s thirty years to the day since one of the Challenge Cup’s greatest finals took place. Under the arches of the iconic Wembley Stadium, Halifax and St Helens played out a classic before Fax eventually prevailed 19-18, with a drop goal from John Pendlebury eventually the difference between the two sides. But Pendlebury’s biggest involvement in the game is arguably…

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Salford draw Hull Kingston Rovers in Million Pound Game rematch

Salford Red Devils and Hull Kingston Rovers will meet for the first time since last year’s dramatic Million Pound Game after being drawn together in the sixth round of the Challenge Cup. The Robins were relegated from Super League last year when Gareth O’Brien’s drop goal secured a golden point victory for the Red Devils to secure their Super League status.…

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Today’s Ladbroke’s Challenge Cup Results

Round Five Huddersfield Giants 24 Swinton Lions 28 Salford Red Devils 29 Toronto Wolfpack 22 Dewsbury Rams 23 Batley Bulldogs 22 (After Golden Point) Featherstone Rovers 30 Oldham Roughyeds 4 Whitehaven 12 Halifax 36 York City Knights 28 Barrow Raiders 50 (to be updated) Full reports, photos and analysis of today’s Challenge Cup matches will feature in Monday’s League Express.

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Robins shock Centurions at Leigh Sports Village

Hull Kingston Rovers will progress to the sixth round of the Ladbroke’s Challenge Cup after defeating Super League club Leigh Centurions 10-23 at Leigh Sports Village on Saturday afternoon. The Robins took an early lead with two tries in the first ten minutes of the game from Ryan Shaw and George Lawler, with Jamie Ellis converting the first. The Centurions…

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