Wigan book quarter-final spot

Wigan Warriors eased past Championship Swinton Lions 42-12 to book their place in the quarter-finals of the Challenge Cup. Joel Tomkins Liam Farrell, Joe Burgess and Liam Marshall touched down as Wigan raced into an 18-0 lead at the break. Grant Gore went over shortly after the restart with Chris Atkin’s goal cutting the deficit further but it wasn’t to…

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Castleford ease into cup quarter-finals

Castleford Tigers thrashed St Helens 53-10 as the Super League table-toppers moved into the quarter-finals of the Challenge Cup. Michael Shenton and Jake Webster went over for the hosts early on before St Helens replied through Ryan Morgan. Zeb Taia thought he had cut the lead further but his try was ruled out by the television match official and the Tigers ran riot…

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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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