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Hull v Wigan: The three key battles in tonight’s semi-final

Hull v Wigan: The three key battles in tonight’s semi-final

Where will tonight’s first Challenge Cup semi-final be won and lost? TotalRL takes a look at the key battles which will determine whether it’s Hull or Wigan who advance to Wembley next month.. Jamie Shaul v Sam Tomkins (fullback) Wayne

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Brierley willing to play the waiting game in search of regular halfback spot

Brierley willing to play the waiting game in search of regular halfback spot

When Ryan Brierley first made his move to Huddersfield, few would have anticipated the Championship hotshot would find himself playing at full-back. After years of terrorising defences in the second-tier in his accustomed role at halfback, many predicted the former

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Taylor desperate to help Hull FC rid “rubbish” Wembley hoodoo

Taylor desperate to help Hull FC rid “rubbish” Wembley hoodoo

If anyone knows about Hull’s Wembley hoodoo, then it is Scott Taylor. Growing up as a passionate FC fan, the barnstorming forward – who has been one of Super League’s form props this year – was in attendance as a

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Wakefield tie down Tom Johnstone to new deal

Wakefield tie down Tom Johnstone to new deal

Wakefield Trinity Wildcats have announced that talented homegrown winger Tom Johnstone has signed a new deal with the club. Johnstone, 20, who came through the Academy ranks at the club, has committed his future with the Wildcats after signing a

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Sims determined to avoid more Challenge Cup heartache

Sims determined to avoid more Challenge Cup heartache Updated

Ashton Sims admits the pain of last year’s shock Challenge Cup semi-final defeat to Hull KR is still fresh in his mind as the club looks to avoid another upset this Saturday to make it back to Wembley. Widely considered

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Eorl Crabtree column: Challenge Cup is losing its magic

Eorl Crabtree column: Challenge Cup is losing its magic Updated

This column originally appeared in Rugby League World. Get your copy every month in stores, or alternatively, purchase an online subscription at totalrl.com/shop. I’m worried that the Challenge Cup is losing its appeal and we can’t afford to let it

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Looking back at the Challenge Cup semi-finalists’ previous experience at this stage of the competition

Looking back at the Challenge Cup semi-finalists’ previous experience at this stage of the competition

Challenge Cup semi-final weekend is almost upon us, and excitement continues to rise as we get closer to discovering who will be the first winner of major silverware in 2016. The four clubs involved, Hull FC, Wigan, Warrington and Wakefield,

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McGillvary reveals his pride in Batley’s achievements

McGillvary reveals his pride in Batley’s achievements

Huddersfield Giants and England winger Jermaine McGillvary admits he’s looking forward to hopefully facing former club Batley Bulldogs in the Qualifiers: saying he’s over the moon they have put themselves in with a chance of promotion to Super League. McGillvary spent

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Broughton extends Catalans stay

Broughton extends Catalans stay

Jodie Broughton has signed a new two-year extension at Catalans. The 28-year-old has had an impressive first year at the French club, topping their try-scoring charts with 18 tries in 19 appearances. Broughton joined the club for the start of

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Garry Schofield column: So who will get to Wembley?

Garry Schofield column: So who will get to Wembley?

Every week, leading Rugby League columnist Garry Schofield writes for League Express about the big talking points in the game. As a special treat to celebrate Challenge Cup semi-final weekend, here is the Hall of Fame inductee’s preview ahead of

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