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Leeds’ odds tumble after quarter-final draw

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Leeds Rhinos remain favourites to lift the Challenge Cup this year after the draw for the quarter finals was made last night. Prior to the draw, the Rhinos were 7/4 to win, but just minutes after Championship leaders Leigh were pitted against Super League’s top team, they tumbled to 11/8. As you would expect, Leigh’s odds slipped significantly in the ... Read More »

Poore will take some replacing, says front-row partner

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Hull KR prop Michael Weyman has challenged his team-mates to step up and fill the boots of former State of Origin front-rower Justin Poore, who broke his knee cap last week and will miss the remainder of the season. Poore was helped off the field in the first quarter of the Robins’ loss to Catalan Dragons on Easter Monday after ... Read More »

Challenge Cup motivating Giants, says Cudjoe

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Huddersfield and England centre Leroy Cudjoe claims the pain of missing out on the Challenge Cup could provide the Giants with extra motivation heading into Sunday’s key Super League encounter with Castleford Tigers. “It’s been hard having the weekend off, because everyone loves to play,” Cudjoe told the Examiner. “And it made it even harder because of the nature of ... Read More »

Ulugia impresses at training, could make debut this week

Wayne Ulugia in action for the North Queensland Cowboys in the NRL. ©Action

New Hull KR signing Wayne Ulugia could make his Super League debut this weekend after impressing coach Craig Sandercock at training. The 21-year-old former North Queensland Cowboys utility back joined the Robins on an 18-month deal earlier this month and, according to the Hull Daily Mail, pushed Greg Eden down to third-choice full-back after the 23-year-old made two costly errors ... Read More »

Tom Lineham out for a further eight weeks

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Hull FC coach Lee Radford is refusing to rush star winger Tom Lineham back into action and claims he is set to spend another two months on the sidelines. The 22-year-old broke his ankle against Bradford on March 7 and was initially diagnosed with a 12-week lay-off. However, despite not having any setbacks, Lineham still faces a further eight weeks ... Read More »

Cougars could cause upset, claims coach

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Keighley Cougars player-coach Paul March claims the Championship club have what it takes to cause an upset when they face Widnes Vikings in the quarter finals of the Challenge Cup. The former Wakefield and Huddersfield star said: “It could be an upset – it’s just how they play and how we play. “But that’s why the Challenge Cup is the ... Read More »

Cummins could add to squad before the weekend

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Bradford Bulls coach Francis Cummins has hinted he could bring in some new signings before Sunday’s round eleven clash with Warrington Wolves. The Odsal side have finally found financial stability following months of uncertainty and made their first permanent signing of the season in the shape of Jamal Fakir last month. They also added the signatures of Hull duo Jay ... Read More »

Cummins: Fans can give Bulls edge against Warrington

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Bradford coach Francis Cummins believes the club’s fans will have a big part to play in the Bulls’ Challenge Cup quarter final fixture against Warrington in June. The Odsal club were given a home draw but face one of the league’s toughest teams. To progress, Cummins thinks the Bulls need a big response from the fans. “There is a reason ... Read More »

RFL chase Omar Khan for £905,000

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Former Bradford Bulls owner Omar Khan is being pursued by the Rugby Football League (RFL) for the repayment of nearly a million pounds in Sky TV royalties. Blake Solly, the RFL’s director of standards and licensing, told the Telegraph and Argus: “When Omar Khan decided to take on the club and sought to have the club playing Super League for ... Read More »

Daryl Powell confident ahead of Wigan clash

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Castleford coach Daryl Powell insists the Tigers are not daunted after drawing holders Wigan in the Challenge Cup quarter-finals. Indeed, the former Great Britain star cut a confident figure while discussing the mouthwatering tie, reminding everyone that his side won the last two meetings with the reigning double champions. “Obviously it is a tough draw, they are the holders, they ... Read More »