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Opinion: Challenge Cup has fairytale ending whoever wins

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It’s been described as the most anticipated Challenge Cup Final since the showpiece event returned to Wembley – and for either Castleford Tigers or Leeds Rhinos, Saturday will provide the culmination of a fantastic and enthralling Rugby League tale. Both Castleford and Leeds’ journey to the Wembley final is the stuff of Hans Christian Andersen-type writing, such is their fairytale ... Read More »

Important travel information for Challenge Cup Final

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Fans travelling to London on Saturday August 23 for the Tetley’s Challenge Cup at Wembley Stadium (3.00pm) are asked to consider the following notices (courtesy of the RFL): Prior to your journey, please visit the Transport For London website – www.tfl.gov.uk – for information on all forms of public transport in London, routes, maps, journey planner, congestion charges and online ... Read More »

The pressure is on Leeds, says Daryl Powell

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Daryl Powell has stoked the flames ahead of the Challenge Cup Final, by admitting that all the pressure is on Leeds, not his Castleford Tigers side. Powell believes that given Leeds’ extraordinary record with the Challenge Cup in the last 15 years – having lost six finals in a row without tasting success – then his side can approach the ... Read More »

Daryl Powell on coaching Leeds, Rugby Union and motivation

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Castleford Tigers coach Daryl Powell admits he should probably have continued as Leeds Rhinos coach for at least another year, as he looks to become the man that continues his old club’s extraordinary hoodoo with the Challenge Cup this weekend. Powell coached the Rhinos in the early-2000s after retiring from playing – having been involved in the last squad to ... Read More »

Challenge Cup Final: The key battles

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Guest writer James Oddy takes a look at the key areas in which Saturday’s Challenge Cup Final between Castleford Tigers and Leeds Rhinos will be won and lost.. The coaches: Brian McDermott (Leeds) vs Daryl Powell (Castleford) It’s interesting to think how different the Rugby League landscape would be had Powell been retained by Leeds before their record breaking 2004 ... Read More »

Opinion: Huby not the first Wembley fitness gamble

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Gavin Miller in 1986, Kris Radlinski in 2000, Keith Senior in 2005. All players who went into a Challenge Cup Final with a massive question mark over their fitness, and this pretty illustrious list can add another member to the club – Castleford’s Craig Huby. The fitness of Huby has been perhaps the biggest talking point of all heading into ... Read More »

Craig Huby in Castleford Tigers cup final squad

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Craig Huby is IN Castleford’s 19-man squad for the Challenge Cup Final this weekend, just two weeks after dislocating his elbow against Widnes Vikings. The fitness of Huby – one of the standout props in Super League this season – has been arguably the biggest talking point heading into the showpiece Wembley event this Saturday, after he suffered the horrific ... Read More »

Throwback Thursday: Castleford’s last cup win

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There are just two days until Castleford Tigers and Leeds Rhinos lock horns in the Challenge Cup Final – so for a special treat this week, we’re going to be looking back at the last time both teams won the cup. Friday will see us examine Leeds’ last taste of success with the Challenge Cup in 1999, but for this ... 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 »