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Challenge Cup

Warrington Wolves boss hoping his side don’t ‘wobble’

Tony-Smith

Warrington Wolves boss Tony Smith insists now is not the time to ‘wobble’ with a return to Wembley just 80 minutes away, as his team look to continue their incredible record in the Challenge Cup. The Wolves have won the famous trophy in 2009, 2010 and 2012 – with the two most recent victories coming against their semi-final opponents in ... Read More »

Challenge Cup excites, not worries me – JJB

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Jamie Jones-Buchanan admits his career would be incomplete without a Challenge Cup victory with Leeds Rhinos – but said instead of worrying about it, the challenge of lifting the trophy simply excites him. Jones-Buchanan is part of a core of Rhinos stalwarts that have never lifted the famous Challenge Cup trophy, with Leeds’ last success coming in 1999. However, ‘JJB’ ... Read More »

Form is irrelevant, says Leeds Rhinos boss

Brian-Mcdermott

Form means nothing when it comes to the Challenge Cup semi-finals – that’s the view of Leeds Rhinos boss Brian McDermott, as they take on their arch-rivals Warrington with a place in the final at stake tomorrow. The Rhinos are heading into the game off the back of a shock defeat against local rivals Bradford, whilst the Wolves managed to ... Read More »

Thursday XIII: Challenge Cup Kings

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There’s only one path we could have gone down this week for our Thursday 13; given how it’s Challenge Cup semi-final weekend, we had to ask you for your iconic cup greats! In truth, there were a whole host of stars we could have picked from over 100 years of cup action, but we threw the challenge out to you ... Read More »

Joel Monaghan: Wolves had perfect Cup preparation

Joel scoring in the 2013 Super League Grand Final. ©RLPhotos

Warrington winger Joel Monaghan believes the Wolves’ 24-26 win against the Catalan Dragons on Friday was the best preparation possible ahead of Saturday’s Challenge Cup semi-final against Leeds Rhinos. A deluge before the match on Friday night led to some tough conditions for both sides, but the Wolves stuck with it and came out victorious. Monaghan knows they will need ... Read More »

What’s on this week: Rugby League on radio and TV

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Wednesday August 6 Boots ‘N’ All – 6.30pm, Sky Sports 4 & 10pm, Sky Sports 2 Brian Carney with guests Terry O’Connor & John Kear All the latest rugby league news & views Saturday 9th August Live Tetley’s Challenge Cup semi-final: Leeds Rhinos v Warrington Wolves – 2pm, BBC One HD Presenter: Tanya Arnold Studio Guests: Brian Noble, Eorl Crabtree ... Read More »

Powell happy to be able to focus on Challenge Cup

Daryl-Powell

Castleford Tigers coach Daryl Powell admitted, in the aftermath of Sunday’s Super League victory over London Broncos, that it seems strange to be able to focus at last on Sunday’s Challenge Cup-tie against Widnes at a sold out Leigh Sports Village. “It seems an age since we beat Wigan in the quarter-finals, and it’s good to be able to talk ... Read More »

Smith: It’s only fair Sinfield is playing

Tony-Smith

Warrington boss Tony Smith believes Kevin Sinfield’s two-match ban for a headbutt on Luke Dorn a fortnight ago was the right decision and insists he’s glad it didn’t force the Leeds Rhinos captain out of Saturday’s Challenge Cup semi-final. “Any more than two games with his impeccable record would have been wrong,” Smith told the Yorkshire Evening Post. Click here ... Read More »

Rhinos must be at their best, says Aiton

Paul-Aiton

Leeds hooker Paul Aiton believes the Rhinos must be on top of their game to get past Warrington and progress to the Challenge Cup final, but says his side are determined to do so. The Super League giants lock horns on Saturday for a place at Wembley. “Warrington are a great team,” the Papua New Guinean told the Yorkshire Evening ... Read More »

Cup pressure won’t be too much for Cas, says winger

Kirk-Dixon

Castleford winger Kirk Dixon says the occasion of a Challenge Cup semi final won’t be too big for the Tigers, who plan to feed off their experienced players to learn how to cope with the pressure. The attacking West Yorkshire side take on Widnes on Sunday for a place at Wembley – their second semi-final appearance in four seasons. However, ... Read More »