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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 »

Challenge Cup excites, not worries me – JJB

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Jamie Jones-Buchanan admits his career would be incomplete without a Challenge Cup victory with Leeds Rhinos – but said instead of worrying about it, the challenge of lifting the trophy simply excites him. Jones-Buchanan is part of a core of Rhinos stalwarts that have never lifted the famous Challenge Cup trophy, with Leeds’ last success coming in 1999. However, ‘JJB’ ... Read More »

Form is irrelevant, says Leeds Rhinos boss

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Form means nothing when it comes to the Challenge Cup semi-finals – that’s the view of Leeds Rhinos boss Brian McDermott, as they take on their arch-rivals Warrington with a place in the final at stake tomorrow. The Rhinos are heading into the game off the back of a shock defeat against local rivals Bradford, whilst the Wolves managed to ... Read More »

Smith: It’s only fair Sinfield is playing

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Warrington boss Tony Smith believes Kevin Sinfield’s two-match ban for a headbutt on Luke Dorn a fortnight ago was the right decision and insists he’s glad it didn’t force the Leeds Rhinos captain out of Saturday’s Challenge Cup semi-final. “Any more than two games with his impeccable record would have been wrong,” Smith told the Yorkshire Evening Post. Click here ... Read More »

Rhinos must be at their best, says Aiton

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Leeds hooker Paul Aiton believes the Rhinos must be on top of their game to get past Warrington and progress to the Challenge Cup final, but says his side are determined to do so. The Super League giants lock horns on Saturday for a place at Wembley. “Warrington are a great team,” the Papua New Guinean told the Yorkshire Evening ... Read More »

Challenge Cup: Ormsby brimming with confidence ahead of semi

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Warrington Wolves winger Gene Ormsby is full of confidence ahead of the Tetley’s Challenge Cup semi-final against Leeds Rhinos at Langtree Park on Saturday (2.30pm). After a hard-fought victory against Catalan Dragons on Friday night in Perpignan and winning eight games out of their last 10, Ormsby believes the Wolves are the form team going into Saturday’s game. “We had ... Read More »

Leeds are “ordinary”, says former Wolves skipper

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Former Warrington captain Kevin Ashcroft doesn’t see anything stopping the Wolves crushing Leeds Rhinos and getting to Wembley in this weekend’s Challenge Cup semi-final. Ashcroft, who played at Wembley in 1971 and 1973, described the Rhinos as “very ordinary” and doesn’t give them any chance of stopping Warrington. “Warrington will have the edge down the middle,’’ Ashcroft told the Manchester ... Read More »

Leeds Rhinos captain joins forces with Prostate Cancer UK

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Leeds Rhinos captain Kevin Sinfield admits the last couple of weeks have been full of mixed emotions, as he prepares to make his comeback from suspension in the Challenge Cup next weekend. Sinfield received a two-match ban for headbutting Castleford’s Luke Dorn in their 24-24 draw two weeks ago, but he admits he has used the time wisely, and is ... Read More »

Sinfield in no mood to explain or discuss Dorn headbutt

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Leeds Rhinos captain Kevin Sinfield is in no mood for reflecting upon the headbutting incident that has landed him a two-game ban, insisting he is simply focused on making his comeback and being in optimum shape for it. Sinfield’s headbutt on Castleford Tigers’ Luke Dorn earlier this month resulted in him being sent off for the first time in his ... Read More »