Friday, January 30, 2015
Rugby League News

Challenge Cup

Wembley sell out nears for lower tiers

Challenge-Cup

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?

Challenge-Cup

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 »

Video: Tigers fans line the streets for Wembley tickets

The year started with a bang for Castleford.

Following their emphatic victory against Widnes Vikings in Sunday’s Challenge Cup semi-final, Castleford Tigers fans have been queuing up outside the Mend-A-Hose Jungle to buy their tickets for the final at Wembley, in which they will take on Leeds Rhinos. This video, provided by Super League TV, features interviews with the excited fans. What do you think about this story? ... Read More »

Challenge Cup video highlights: Leeds Rhinos v Warrington Wolves

Ryan Hall squeezes in for a try in the semis

Extensive video highlights of Saturday’s thrilling Challenge Cup semi-final clash between Leeds Rhinos and Warrington Wolves at Langtree Park. What do you think about this video? Discuss this and much more on our free fans’ forum. For more Rugby League news and features, subscribe to League Express newspaper and Rugby League World magazine. You can also connect with us on ... Read More »

Isa charged on two counts of dangerous contact

Willie-Isa

Widnes Vikings player Willie Isa has been charged with two disciplinary offences following incidents in the Tetley’s Challenge Cup semi-final against Castleford Tigers at Leigh Sports Village. Isa has been charged with Grade B dangerous contact on Castleford Tigers player Kirk Dixon in the 62nd minute of the game. He has also been charged with Grade B dangerous contact on ... Read More »

TotalRL TV: The occasion got to us – Denis Betts

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In the latest episode of TotalRL TV, Widnes boss Denis Betts reflects on his side’s convincing Challenge Cup loss but refuses to be drawn into commenting on the pitch invasion by Vikings fans. What do you think about this story? Discuss this and much more on or free fans’ forum. For more Rugby League news and features, subscribe to League ... Read More »

Vikings apologise after fans invade pitch in Challenge Cup

Gen-15

Widnes Vikings have released a statement following yesterday’s Challenge Cup semi-final loss to Castleford Tigers, in which a group of fans invaded the pitch at the end of the match. It reads: “We have pledged to work with the RFL to investigate the disgraceful scenes that followed at the conclusion of the Semi-Final of the Tetley’s Challenge Cup at Leigh ... Read More »

TotalRL TV: Powell furious at Widnes pitch invaders

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In this video, Castleford Tigers coach Daryl Powell and captain Michael Shenton reflect on their Challenge Cup success in yesterday’s semi-final against Widnes. Powell also speaks about the crowd trouble that marred the end of the game. What do you think about this story? Discuss this and much more on or free fans’ forum. For more Rugby League news and ... Read More »

RFL release statement addressing Widnes pitch invaders

Gen-14

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 »