McDermott believes Hull will be better prepared to deal with Wembley this year

Leeds coach Brian McDermott admits while he is hoping Hull have still got a hangover from their Wembley win at the weekend, he believes tonight’s opponents will be better prepared to deal with the rigours of a Challenge Cup victory this season. The Rhinos aim to move a step closer to securing a home semi-final in the play-offs by beating…

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Hull FC v Wigan: Both teams’ routes to the 2017 Challenge Cup Final

Last 16 Hull FC 62-0 Catalans: Steve Michaels ran in a hat-trick as reigning holders Hull kicked off their defence of the Challenge Cup with a convincing victory against Catalans Dragons. Hull led 28-0 at half-time thanks to six first-half tries and would not ease up, running in a further 34 points after the break to cruise into the quarter-finals.…

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Taylor calls on Hull FC to become one of best sides in club’s history this weekend

Scott Taylor knows a thing or two about winning at Wembley: but this weekend, he is eyeing much, much more than that. Twice a winner in the Challenge Cup final – first with Wigan in 2013, before following that up with hometown club Hull FC last season – Taylor now wants the Black and Whites to forge their name into…

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TotalRL’s picks for the 2017 Lance Todd Trophy: favourites and outsiders

With this year’s Challenge Cup final between Hull FC and Wigan approaching fast on the horizon, we’ve taken a look through the betting and the odds to try and pick out who could be a good bet to win this year’s Lance Todd Trophy. With the odds put forward by competition sponsors Ladbrokes, here’s some value bets for the honour…

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Hull are the favourites and will be under pressure at Wembley, insists Liam Farrell

This story originally featured in League Express’ Challenge Cup final preview special. To read the full issue, click here – and don’t forget to subscribe to ensure you get our digital edition celebrating this year’s Wembley winners as soon as it is released on Sunday night! It may be mind games, it may be the truth. But Wigan forward Liam…

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WATCH: Five of the Best: Memorable Challenge Cup finals

We’ve already looked at six of the best Wembley final moments in the run-up to this weekend’s thriller between Warrington and Hull FC – now it’s time to look at some of the greatest finals in history in general. But instead of us talking about them – why not watch the highlights to get you in the mood for Saturday?…

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Wane decided Wigan side for Wembley as he reveals admiration for counterpart Lee Radford

Wigan coach Shaun Wane will today tell his players the 17 he has chosen to try and win the Challenge Cup at Wembley on Saturday afternoon after admitting he already knows his side for the final – while also revealing his respect for the man he will go up against this weekend. Wane’s Warriors take on Lee Radford’s Hull, the…

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