Friday, August 29, 2014
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5 things to expect from the Rugby League weekend

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Wigan Warriors and Hull KR kicked off another action-packed Rugby League weekend with a fantastic 14-14 draw on Thursday night, and set the platform nicely for another weekend full of drama, twists and turns. With Super League back for just one week before taking another break for the Challenge Cup final, it is already shaping up to be a massive ... Read More »

Leeds Rhinos boss knows lineup for cup final

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Leeds Rhinos head coach Brian McDermott admits he knows his starting line-up for next Saturday’s Challenge Cup Final – but admits there are still spots available on the bench. The Rhinos bid to end their 15-year hoodoo with the Challenge Cup next weekend when they lock horns with Castleford Tigers at Wembley, and McDermott told the media on Thursday that ... Read More »

Kevin Sinfield: I want to play on until 2016

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Leeds captain Kevin Sinfield says he won’t retire until at least the end of 2016, at which point he will have played in 20 different seasons for the Rhinos. But the 33-year-old realises his body could make the decision for him sooner than he plans. “In an ideal world I would love to do another two years,” Sinfield told the ... Read More »

Challenge Cup video highlights: Leeds Rhinos v Warrington Wolves

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Extensive video highlights of Saturday’s thrilling Challenge Cup semi-final clash between Leeds Rhinos and Warrington Wolves at Langtree Park. What do you think about this video? Discuss this and much more on our free fans’ forum. For more Rugby League news and features, subscribe to League Express newspaper and Rugby League World magazine. You can also connect with us on ... Read More »

McDermott praises Leeds Rhinos first-half

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Leeds Rhinos boss Brian McDermott praised his side’s devastating first-half performance as the catalyst for their victory against Warrington Wolves, as the Rhinos booked their place at Wembley in two weeks time. The Rhinos were sensational in the first period, and led 14-0 at the break thanks to a brace of tries from Ryan Hall, and three goals from Kevin ... Read More »

Leeds Rhinos book their place in Challenge Cup final

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Leeds Rhinos are just 80 minutes away from their first Challenge Cup success in 15 years, after they saw off the challenge of cup rivals Warrington Wolves to book their place at Wembley in two weeks time with a 24-16 win. The platform was laid for a Rhinos victory after an incredible first-half performance from Leeds – who led 14-0 ... Read More »

Ban has given me focus, says Sinfield

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Leeds Rhinos captain Kevin Sinfield is ready to return from his two-match ban this weekend against Warrington, and he says his fortnight away from playing has given him extra focus to succeed. Sinfield was infamously sent off against Castleford two weeks ago after headbutting Luke Dorn, and after sitting out his ban, he is almost certain to return to the ... Read More »

Challenge Cup history is forgotten, says Mac

Brian-McDermott

Leeds Rhinos boss Brian McDermott insists Leeds’ recent history in the Challenge Cup means nothing – and worrying about it is not the way to prepare for a semi-final clash against Warrington Wolves. Leeds have infamously not won the famous cup in 15 years, with the Rhinos potentially 160 minutes away from ending one of the biggest droughts in Rugby ... Read More »

Stats Zone: Challenge Cup semi-final special

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Leeds Rhinos v Warrington Wolves – Saturday, 2:30pm KO Leeds have not defeated Warrington in a Challenge Cup semi-final for over a century – since an 11-10 victory at Broughton in 1910. Warrington have won the last four meetings between the clubs at this stage since then. Leeds are appearing in a record-equalling 45th Challenge Cup semi-final (shared with Wigan) ... Read More »

Friday Flashback: Challenge Cup special

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For this week’s edition of the Friday Flashback, we’re only going back a few years, as two great Challenge Cup rivals prepare to do battle once again. The last two occasions in which Leeds and Warrington have locked horns in the cup have been in the final – but this year, they’re both playing for a place at Wembley. Amazingly, ... Read More »