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Rhinos beat Hull to reach Cup semi-final

Rhinos beat Hull to reach Cup semi-final

Leeds Rhinos were too strong for Hull FC tonight, winning 6-24 at the KC Stadium to reach the semi-final of the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup in front of 9,261 spectators. In wet conditions, which led to both sides, but particularly Hull,

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Thompson aiming to settle personal score with Leeds

Thompson aiming to settle personal score with Leeds

Hull FC forward Jordan Thompson is eagerly anticipating tonight’s Challenge Cup quarter-final against Leeds Rhinos – as he aims to get revenge on the Rhinos for a heartbreaking cup defeat four years ago. Thompson was part of the Castleford Tigers team that

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Chester not concerned about “noisy neighbours”

Chester not concerned about “noisy neighbours”

Hull Kingston Rovers coach Chris Chester has joked that he doesn’t care about “noisy neighbours” Hull FC’s quarter-final with Leeds Rhinos tonight – and is only bothered about his own team’s progress. Rovers became the first team to book their

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Radford expects McGuire to feature for Leeds

Radford expects McGuire to feature for Leeds

Hull FC coach Lee Radford has admitted that the club have been preparing for tonight’s Challenge Cup quarter-final with Leeds with the mindset that Danny McGuire will play. McGuire was helped from the field during last Sunday’s meeting of the two

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Roby wants Saints to use their experience wisely

Roby wants Saints to use their experience wisely

James Roby is looking to use last year’s Super League Grand Final success to spur his side on to victory in Sunday’s Ladbrokes Challenge Cup quarter-final against Widnes Vikings at Langtree Park on Sunday. The hooker was part of the last

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Ellis hoping home advantage pays dividends for Hull

Ellis hoping home advantage pays dividends for Hull

Gareth Ellis hopes to crown Hull FC’s 150th anniversary with a Ladbrokes Challenge Cup triumph but will have to get past his former club Leeds Rhinos in the quarter-finals tomorrow (8.00pm). Ellis, who had four seasons at the Rhinos, is in

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Robins hold off Catalans to enter Cup semi-finals

Robins hold off Catalans to enter Cup semi-finals

Hull Kingston Rovers held off a strong Catalans Dragons second-half revival at the KC Lightstream Stadium tonight to win their Challenge Cup quarter-final tie 32-26 to become the first team to go into the hat for the Cup semi-finals. But

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“I’d never live it down if we lost,” says Hill

“I’d never live it down if we lost,” says Hill

Warrington Wolves forward Chris Hill admits that given how he still lives in Leigh, he’d probably never be able to live it down if his Wolves side succumbed to the Centurions this Saturday. Hill famously started his career with Leigh

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Solving the problem of the Challenge Cup

Solving the problem of the Challenge Cup

With the quarter-finals taking place this weekend, TONY NOLAN, a regular columnist for League Express, puts forward a proposal that he believes would help restore the magic of the Challenge Cup. In 2015 British Rugby League is in a new

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Sculthorpe and Kamara to conduct semi-final draw

Sculthorpe and Kamara to conduct semi-final draw

Former Great Britain and St Helens star Paul Sculthorpe MBE and television presenter Chris Kamara will conduct the draw for the semi-finals of the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup live on BBC Two at Langtree Park, St Helens on Sunday June 28.

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