Friday, October 31, 2014
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Challenge Cup

RFL release statement addressing Widnes pitch invaders

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Following the incident involving some spectators at the end of the Tetley’s Challenge Cup semi-final at Leigh Sports Village between Castleford Tigers and Widnes Vikings yesterday, the RFL have said they will await reports from the stadium, the police and the two clubs before deciding what action to take. The behaviour of the vast majority of fans was exemplary and ... Read More »

Vikings ‘second best’, says Betts

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Widnes Vikings head coach Denis Betts admits his side were “second best” during their semi-final defeat to Castleford Tigers, saying the team were outplayed throughout. The Vikings slumped to a disappointing 28-6 against the Tigers to ensure they wouldn’t be heading to Wembley for the cup final, and Betts admitted errors cost his side dearly. “There wasn’t much in it ... Read More »

Widnes Vikings 6-28 Castleford Tigers

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The Challenge Cup will have its first all-West Yorkshire final in 40 years, after Castleford Tigers destroyed Widnes Vikings to book their place alongside Leeds Rhinos at Wembley in two weeks. Cas were dominant from start to finish, and a remarkable effort from Daryl Powell’s men advanced them to the Wembley showpiece for the first time in the modern era, ... Read More »

Rugby League Scoreboard: Sunday August 10

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Tetley’s Challenge Cup – semi-final Widnes Vikings 6-28 Castleford Tigers Kingstone Press Championship Sheffield 31-30 Swinton North Wales Crusaders 17-20 Halifax Barrow 10-24 Keighley Dewsbury 38-20 Rochdale Doncaster 36-10 Workington Whitehaven 28-13 Batley Kingstone Press Championship One Hemel Stags 16-34 Hunslet York 34-30 Gateshead What do you think about this story? Discuss this and much more on or free fans’ ... Read More »

Wolves had too much to do, says Smith

Tony-Smith

Warrington Wolves boss Tony Smith admits his team left themselves with too much work to do after the first-half of their defeat against Leeds Rhinos – saying they “didn’t put their best foot forward”. The Wolves were blown away by a blistering first 40 minutes from the Rhinos, who led 14-0 at the break thanks to a superb first-half performance. ... Read More »

McDermott praises Leeds Rhinos first-half

Brian-Mcdermott

Leeds Rhinos boss Brian McDermott praised his side’s devastating first-half performance as the catalyst for their victory against Warrington Wolves, as the Rhinos booked their place at Wembley in two weeks time. The Rhinos were sensational in the first period, and led 14-0 at the break thanks to a brace of tries from Ryan Hall, and three goals from Kevin ... Read More »

Leeds Rhinos book their place in Challenge Cup final

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Leeds Rhinos are just 80 minutes away from their first Challenge Cup success in 15 years, after they saw off the challenge of cup rivals Warrington Wolves to book their place at Wembley in two weeks time with a 24-16 win. The platform was laid for a Rhinos victory after an incredible first-half performance from Leeds – who led 14-0 ... Read More »

Warrington Wolves want to send the town ‘crazy’

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Warrington Wolves forward Ben Westwood believes a win in the Challenge Cup semi-final against Leeds Rhinos would send the town ‘crazy’, as they prepare to make a return to Wembley and the cup final once again. Warrington have been almost the kings of the cup in recent years, winning three of the last five Challenge Cup finals. And Westwood – ... Read More »

Ban has given me focus, says Sinfield

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Leeds Rhinos captain Kevin Sinfield is ready to return from his two-match ban this weekend against Warrington, and he says his fortnight away from playing has given him extra focus to succeed. Sinfield was infamously sent off against Castleford two weeks ago after headbutting Luke Dorn, and after sitting out his ban, he is almost certain to return to the ... Read More »

Challenge Cup history is forgotten, says Mac

Brian-McDermott

Leeds Rhinos boss Brian McDermott insists Leeds’ recent history in the Challenge Cup means nothing – and worrying about it is not the way to prepare for a semi-final clash against Warrington Wolves. Leeds have infamously not won the famous cup in 15 years, with the Rhinos potentially 160 minutes away from ending one of the biggest droughts in Rugby ... Read More »