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Experience will benefit our preparation, says McDermott

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Leeds Rhinos head coach Brian McDermott believes their preparation for Saturday’s Challenge Cup Final will be aided by the experience of their recent trips to Wembley – but insists it won’t matter a jot come gameday. Recent trips to the capital for cup final appearances in 2010, 2011 and 2012 have ended in defeat for the Rhinos, but McDermott says ... Read More »

Rhinos boss: I wouldn’t be surprised if Huby plays

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Leeds Rhinos head coach Brian McDermott admits he wouldn’t be surprised if prop Craig Huby turned out for Castleford Tigers this Saturday in the Challenge Cup Final – two weeks after dislocating his elbow. Huby suffered the horrific injury playing for Cas in their semi-final victory against Widnes Vikings – with his fitness arguably one of the biggest talking points ... Read More »

Leeds Rhinos’ Aiton in Cronulla-ASADA scandal

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Leeds Rhinos’ Paul Aiton – who is set to play for the club in the Challenge Cup Final this weekend – is reportedly one of 17 players issued with ‘show cause’ orders by Australian anti-doping agency ASADA after action was taken this week, Australian media are reporting. Aiton played for Cronulla Sharks – the club who has been dragged into ... Read More »

Local boy Holmes has ‘butterflies’ ahead of final

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Oliver Holmes is proud of the progress that Castleford Tigers have made since his graduation from the club’s Academy to the first team and the local hero is aiming to complete a remarkable journey with victory over Leeds Rhinos in the Tetley’s Challenge Cup final on Saturday. The second row has spent his entire career with the Tigers, and this ... Read More »

Castleford Tigers to hold ‘homecoming party’

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Castleford Tigers have confirmed that – regardless of the result this weekend at Wembley in the Challenge Cup Final – they are to hold a ‘homecoming party’ to welcome the team home next Monday. Cas haven’t reached the final of the Challenge Cup since 1992 and, to honour what has been an extraordinary season so far, the Tigers have confirmed ... Read More »

Chan to head back home

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Hull KR loanee Jason Chan has confirmed that he will be heading home at the end of the season, ending a six-year association with Super League. Chan, who is currently on loan at Rovers from Huddersfield Giants, insists the move back is for family reasons, but assured Robins fans he has loved his time in East Hull this season. “I ... Read More »

TotalRL TV: Challenge Cup Final Preview

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As part of our extended coverage ahead of this weekend’s Challenge Cup Final, TotalRL TV has sat down to have an extensive look at the showpiece final between Leeds Rhinos and Castleford Tigers. League Express editor Martyn Sadler and reporter John Davidson sat down to talk about where the game could be won and lost, and who looks to have ... Read More »

Wembley nearing sellout for Challenge Cup Final

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The Rugby Football League (RFL) has announced that over 70,000 tickets have sold for this weekend’s Challenge Cup final at Wembley Stadium between Castleford Tigers and Leeds Rhinos. Seats in the lower tiers at the 90,000 capacity Wembley are almost sold out, with RFL marketing director Mark Foster hailing the demand for tickets and urging supporters without one to act ... Read More »

Six of the Best: Magical Wembley final moments

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TotalRL.com’s Challenge Cup Final buildup rolls on with our Six of the Best feature – and this week, we could only realistically talk about the Wembley showpiece. Despite a brief sabbatical between 2000 and 2006 due to the rebuilding of the stadium, Wembley is very much the spiritual home of the Challenge Cup, and this Saturday looks like providing one ... Read More »

Luke Dorn blog: Cas star speaks to TotalRL.com

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Wembley is now just a matter of days away, and to continue our unrivalled buildup to the big event on Saturday, we’ve brought back our weekly blog with Castleford Tigers star Luke Dorn. The full-back has been sensational for Castleford this year, and he sat down with our man Aaron Bower to talk about the game, the buildup, and just ... Read More »