Thursday, October 23, 2014
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We won’t take Leigh lightly, says McDermott

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Leeds boss Brian McDermott insists the Rhinos are not taking a semi-final place for granted after drawing Championship outfit Leigh in the quarter-finals of the Challenge Cup. McDermott’s men have faced only two lower-tier sides in their last 18 Cup ties, the last coming in 2012 against – you guessed it – the Centurions. Leeds cruised to a 60-12 victory ... Read More »

Paul Rowley: There is more to come from Leigh

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Leigh boss Paul Rowley claims his side have more to come despite taking down Featherstone Rovers in the Challenge Cup fifth round yesterday. The Centurions have now won their last 11 games and are the only unbeaten team in the country’s top three leagues. “We have got a lot more in us,” Rowley told the Leigh Reporter. “I was happy ... Read More »

Video: Tony Smith compliments Doncaster

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I spoke to Warrington head coach Tony Smith after his team secured their place in the Challenge Cup quarter-finals with a big win over Doncaster yesterday. Wolves were too good for the Championship side, who rested several players, running out convincing 68-0 winners. Warrington posted 30 points in the first half and piled on another 38 in the second period, ... Read More »

Scoreboard: All this weekend’s Rugby League results

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Challenge Cup (click for reports) Wigan Warriors 52-8 Hunslet Hawks Leigh Centurions 26-16 Featherstone Rovers Warrington Wolves 68-0 Doncaster Salford Red Devils 20-30 Widnes Vikings Bradford Bulls 33-20 Catalan Dragons Castleford Tigers 60-16 Sheffield Eagles Leeds Rhinos 32-12 St Helens Swinton Lions 20-33 Keighley Cougars Kingstone Press Championship Whitehaven 0-34 North Wales Crusaders Want more Rugby League news and features? ... Read More »

Match report: Castleford Tigers 60-16 Sheffield Eagles

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In a nutshell Castleford overpowered their Championship opposition and cruised into the next round of the Challenge Cup. The story of the game 3’ – Scott Turner try; Dominic Brambani missed goal: 0-4 7’ – Justin Carney try; Kirk Dixon missed goal (0/1): 4-4 11’ – Justin Carney try (second); Kirk Dixon missed goal (0/2): 8-4 17’ – Grant Millington ... Read More »

Match report: Leigh Centurions 26-16 Featherstone Rovers

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In a nutshell Yet another Ryan Brierley hat-trick helped Leigh Centurions beat their Championship opposition and reach the Challenge Cup quarter finals. The story of the game 1’ – Ryan Brierley try; Martin Ridyard goal (1/1): 6-0 7’ – Will Sharp try: 6-4 16’ – James Mendieka try: 6-8 23’ – Will Sharp try: 6-12 26’ – Ryan Brierley try ... Read More »

Match report: Warrington Wolves 68-0 Doncaster

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In a nutshell The home side ran in 12 unanswered tries to cruise through to the quarter finals of the Challenge Cup. Chris Bridge scored four times and scored 10 goals to finish with a personal points haul of 36. The story of the game 9’ – Kevin Penny try; Chris Bridge goal (1/1): 6-0 14’ – Matty Russell try; ... Read More »

Match report: Swinton Lions 20-33 Keighley Cougars

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In a nutshell Keighley Cougars will go into the last eight of the Tetley’s Challenge Cup after a thrilling victory against Swinton Lions at Leigh Sports Village, despite Anthony Bopwmanscoring three tries for the Lions. How it unfolded The Cougars opened the scoring when Danny Lawton touched down for a try that Danny Jones couldn’t convert. But then Bowman got ... Read More »

Opinion: The magic of the cup is alive

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Seven clubs will this weekend fly the Kingstone Press Championships flag, as the Challenge Cup enters its last 16 phase. For those seven clubs, the magic of the Cup is very much alive, for differing reasons. The pick of the ties, as far as the Championship goes, is undoubtedly at Leigh Sports Village, where the Centurions host Featherstone Rovers in ... Read More »

Leigh Centurions boss expecting ferocious cup atmosphere

Paul-Rowley

Leigh Centurions head coach Paul Rowley believes this year’s Tetley’s Challenge Cup has given the Championship a chance to show what it is made of, with plenty of sides outside Super League still remaining in the competition. The draw has ensured there will be at least two Championship sides in the last eight following this weekend’s cup ties, and Rowley ... Read More »