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Fakir set to make Bulls debut against Oldham

Jamal Fakir in action for Hunslet Hawks. ©RLPhotos

New Bradford signing Jamal Fakir has been named in Francis Cummins’ 19-man squad to face Oldham in Sunday’s Challenge Cup clash at the Provident Stadium. The France international, who penned a deal with the Bulls this week, could line up alongside Scotland World Cup star Dale Ferguson, who is back from injury six weeks ahead of schedule. Loanees Anthony Mullally ... Read More »

Wolves unveil Challenge Cup squad for Hull KR visit

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Warrington Wolves have named their 19-man squad for Sunday’s Challenge Cup round four clash with Hull Kingston Rovers. Coach Tony Smith is leaving nothing to chance and has picked a full-strength squad featuring all 17 of the side that defeated Huddersfield Giants last week. Warrington’s 19-man squad 1 Matty Russell 3 Chris Bridge 4 Ryan Atkins 5 Joel Monaghan 6 ... Read More »

Match preview: Hull KR v Warrington Wolves

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Hull Kingston Rovers and Warrington lock horns in one of five all-Super League clashes this weekend, with the Wolves looking to continue their rich recent history in the famous tournament. With Matthew Russell easing himself back to full fitness for the Wolves, the visitors are likely to be considered as favourites for their trip to East Hull – where they ... Read More »

Wellens hell-bent on adding silverware before retiring

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St Helens captain Paul Wellens is conscious his career is coming to an end and is determined to add some silverware to his cabinet before he hangs up his boots. The 34-year-old has not won a club trophy since 2008 and, very honestly, admits he never expected to experience such a drought. “I’ll be honest,” he said, “if you’d have ... Read More »

Tom Makinson awarded try of the month for March

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Tom Makinson’s match-winning try for St Helens against Leeds Rhinos last week has been voted as the best four-pointer of the month by Super League viewers. It is hard to argue with the award – the try not only had a huge influence on the result, it also involved superb skill, teamwork and timing. In truth, Makinson’s finish was a ... Read More »

Rovers have one of toughest tasks, says Cockayne

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Hull KR winger Ben Cockayne claims the Robins have the toughest Challenge Cup draw of the fourth round as they prepare to host Warrington Wolves on Sunday. Both Wolves and the Rovers have enjoyed inconsistent starts to 2014, but the two sides seem to be picking up form just in time for this clash. Indeed, the East Hull outfit have ... Read More »

Saints coach Brown pays tribute to McKinnon

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St Helens coach Nathan Brown has asked the Rugby League community to give long-term support Newcastle Knights forward Alex McKinnon, 22, who broke his neck against Melbourne Storm a fortnight ago and could potentially be diagnosed with quadriplegia. Brown was St George-Illawarra coach when McKinnon joined them as a 15-year-old. He told the St Helens Star: “I did not know ... Read More »

Cook: Semi final loss was lowest moment of my career

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London Broncos captain Matt Cook claims losing in the Challenge Cup semi-final last year was the lowest moment of his career. However, the 27-year-old, who has made 43 appearances for the Broncos since joining in 2012, says he and his team-mates will use that heartache as motivation when they face Catalan Dragons tonight in the fourth round of the prestigious ... Read More »

Mullaney worth his weight in gold, says Noble

Jake Mullaney takes a tackle against Hull FC. ©RLPhotos

Salford coach Brian Noble described full-back Jake Mullaney as ‘worth his weight in gold’ after he slotted a touchline conversion to help the Red Devils into the next round of the Challenge Cup at the expense of Hull FC. The Australian’s kick, seconds before the hooter sounded, levelled the scores to 36-36 and forced golden point extra time, in which ... Read More »

Josh Charnley hoping for a Wembley return in 2014

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England and Wigan winger Josh Charnley says he is desperate to return to Wembley this season, and claims the Warriors do not see the Challenge Cup as a secondary competition. In his regular column on the Manchester Evening News website, the 22-year-old said: “Call me greedy if you like but I am desperate to return there [Wembley] with Wigan this ... Read More »