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Challenge Cup

Anderson rips TV from socket over field-goal controversy


Furious Huddersfield Giants coach Paul Anderson questioned why referee Phil Bentham did not refer Danny Brough’s drop goal to video official Ian Smith in the wake of Huddersfield’s dramatic exit from the Tetley’s Challenge Cup on Sunday. The Giants lost 16-17 to a late Luke Walsh field-goal. But Giants captain Danny Brough was convinced his fourth drop-goal attempt a minute ... Read More »

Poll: Was Danny Brough’s field-goal attempt successful?

Our first Hot Topic features a key incident from Sunday's game. ©RLPhotos

Today’s Challenge Cup clash between Huddersfield and St Helens at the John Smith’s stadium ended in controversial fashion when a Danny Brough field-goal attempt was ruled out by referee Phil Bentham. Both Brough and opposing half-back Luke Walsh thought the ball had gone over the posts. What did you think? Vote using the below poll and the results will be ... Read More »

Match skill level with effort, asks Agar

Richard Agar. ©RLphotos

Wakefield Wildcats coach Richard Agar has asked his players to match their skill level with the effort they put in after watching them get on the wrong end of a 60-6 thrashing against Leeds Rhinos today. “The first 20 minutes they had a couple of chances but we thought we were competing well enough,” said Agar. “We talked about the ... Read More »

Sandercock: Bounce of ball probably decided it

Craig Sandercock. ©RLPhotos

Hull KR coach Craig Sandercock claims his side’s Challenge Cup loss to Warrington earlier today was probably decided by the ‘bounce of the ball’. The Rovers lost 24-28 after throwing away a decent lead they built early on. “It was a very close game and the bounce of the ball probably decided it,” said Sandercock. “The players worked really hard ... Read More »

Scoreboard: Challenge Cup round four results


Challenge Cup round four (click the red links for reports) Huddersfield Giants 16-17 St Helens Wakefield Wildcats 6-60 Leeds Rhinos Rochdale Hornets 22-28 Leigh Centurions Batley Bulldogs 10-48 Castleford Tigers Doncaster RLFC 68-18 Hemel Stags Keighley Cougars 54-28 Barrow Raiders Featherstone Rovers 66-0 North Wales Crusaders Hull Kingston Rovers 24-28 Warrington Wolves Bradford Bulls 60-6 Oldham RLFC Hunslet Hawks 27-10 ... Read More »

Challenge Cup: The fifth round draw in full


All ties to be played on the weekend of April 27th Wigan Warriors V Hunslet Hawks Leigh Centurions V Featherstone Rovers Leeds Rhinos V St Helens Warrington Wolves V Doncaster RLFC Salford Red Devils V Widnes Vikings Bradford Bulls V Catalan Dragons Swinton Lions V Keighley Cougars Castleford Tigers V Sheffield Eagles Want more Rugby League news and features? Subscribe ... Read More »

Match report: Huddersfield Giants 16-17 St Helens


In a nutshell A last-minute field-goal from Luke Walsh saw St Helens overturn an eight-point deficit to defeat Huddersfield Giants at home. Danny Brough insisted he had scored a field-goal just seconds before, but the referee ruled it out. In a post-match interview, Luke Walsh said he thought Brough’s effort was successful. Brough said: “100 per cent it went over. ... Read More »

Match report: Wakefield Wildcats 6-60 Leeds Rhinos


In a nutshell Leeds Rhinos outclassed Wakefield with 11 superb tries to cruise through to the next round of the Challenge Cup. How it unfolded 18’ – Rob Burrow opens the scoring after Leeds pile on the pressure. Sinfield converts: 0-6. 21’ – Sinfield unleashes a peach of a pass to put in Carl Ablett and extend the Rhinos’ lead. ... Read More »

Match report: Batley Bulldogs 10-48 Castleford Tigers


In a nutshell A hat-trick from star winger Justin Carney helped Castleford to a comfortable win over Championship outfit Batley. How it unfolded 5’ – Luke Dorn opens the Tigers’ account with a superb score assisted by Justin Carney. Marc Sneyd adds the extras: 6-0. 20’ – Justin Carney goes from provider to scorer, and Sneyd adds another two points: ... Read More »

Match report: Hull Kingston Rovers 24-28 Warrington Wolves


In a nutshell Warrington came from behind to edge a spirited Hull Kingston Rovers outfit thanks to a late try from Roy Asotasi. How it unfolded 15’ – TotalRL columnist Ben Cockayne burrows over from dummy half to open the scores. Travis Burns adds the extras: 6-0. 20’ – Adam Walker crashes over next to the posts to add the ... Read More »