Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Cook: Semi final loss was lowest moment of my career


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

Josh Charnley. ©RLPhotos

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 »

Cummins: Elima held key in Fakir deal

Olivier Elima. ©RLPhotos

Bradford coach Francis Cummins says former Bulls second-rower Olivier Elima had a big influence on the club’s signing of French international Jamal Fakir. France captain Elima, 30, played with Fakir at Catalan Dragons either side of his two seasons at Odsal, and was the link between Cummins and the front-rower, who signed a season-long deal with the Super League club ... Read More »

Match preview: Dewsbury Rams v Wigan Warriors


Dewsbury Rams will be looking to cause one of the biggest cup upsets in recent memory tonight, as they take on defending cup holders Wigan Warriors in the Tetley’s Challenge Cup. Under Glenn Morrison, the Rams have been going well in the Kingston Press Championship, but they will face a remarkably different test tonight against a Wigan side who picked ... Read More »

Hull FC pull plug on Tom Biggs cross-code switch

Tom Biggs. (C) SkySports

Hull FC have reportedly terminated their agreement with Bath’s Tom Biggs over a cross-code switch, and will now turn their attentions elsewhere to bolster their backs division. Biggs – who is a native of the area – had agreed a switch with his hometown club at the end of the rugby union Premiership season, having signed a three-year contract with ... Read More »

Craig Sandercock wants to reward Hull KR fans with cup run

Craig Sandercock. ©RLPhotos

Hull KR boss Craig Sandercock admits it is time his side rewarded their fans with a good cup run, as they begin their assault on Wembley this weekend. Rovers host cup kings Warrington Wolves in a mouthwatering Tetley’s Challenge Cup 4th round clash this Sunday, and the Australian confirmed he would be fielding his strongest side against the Wolves, with ... Read More »

Ben Westwood wary of underdog opponents in Challenge Cup

Ben Westwood. ©RLPhotos

Despite being arguably the most dominant force in the Tetley’s Challenge Cup in recent years, Warrington captain Ben Westwood is still wary of their opponents this weekend – as they look to launch another charge to the final. The Wolves have won the Cup three times in the last five years, with Hull Kingston Rovers standing in their way this ... Read More »

Danny Kirmond keen to cause cup upset with Wakefield

Wakefield captain Danny Kirmond. ©RLPhotos

Wakefield Trinity Wildcats captain Danny Kirmond insists Wakefield are out to cause a huge ‘cupset’ this weekend, as they take on West Yorkshire rivals Leeds Rhinos in the Tetley’s Challenge Cup. The Wildcats are coming into the game on the back of a thumping defeat against relegation rivals Hull Kingston Rovers but Kirmond – who will play his 200th career ... Read More »

Match Report: Hull FC 36-37 Salford Red Devils


In a nutshell Salford Red Devils defeated Hull FC with a Rangi Chase field-goal in golden-point time at the KC Stadium in a thrilling fourth-round Tetley’s Challenge Cup-tie: FT 36-37. How it unfolded In a game played at a furious pace, the Red Devils led 16-18 at half-time, but it seemed to be slipping away from them when Hull led ... Read More »