Monday, September 15, 2014
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Wolves had too much to do, says Smith

Tony-Smith

Warrington Wolves boss Tony Smith admits his team left themselves with too much work to do after the first-half of their defeat against Leeds Rhinos – saying they “didn’t put their best foot forward”. The Wolves were blown away by a blistering first 40 minutes from the Rhinos, who led 14-0 at the break thanks to a superb first-half performance. ... Read More »

Leeds Rhinos book their place in Challenge Cup final

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Leeds Rhinos are just 80 minutes away from their first Challenge Cup success in 15 years, after they saw off the challenge of cup rivals Warrington Wolves to book their place at Wembley in two weeks time with a 24-16 win. The platform was laid for a Rhinos victory after an incredible first-half performance from Leeds – who led 14-0 ... Read More »

Warrington Wolves want to send the town ‘crazy’

Ben Westwood. ©RLPhotos

Warrington Wolves forward Ben Westwood believes a win in the Challenge Cup semi-final against Leeds Rhinos would send the town ‘crazy’, as they prepare to make a return to Wembley and the cup final once again. Warrington have been almost the kings of the cup in recent years, winning three of the last five Challenge Cup finals. And Westwood – ... Read More »

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 »

Warrington Wolves boss hoping his side don’t ‘wobble’

Tony-Smith

Warrington Wolves boss Tony Smith insists now is not the time to ‘wobble’ with a return to Wembley just 80 minutes away, as his team look to continue their incredible record in the Challenge Cup. The Wolves have won the famous trophy in 2009, 2010 and 2012 – with the two most recent victories coming against their semi-final opponents in ... Read More »

Joel Monaghan: Wolves had perfect Cup preparation

Joel scoring in the 2013 Super League Grand Final. ©RLPhotos

Warrington winger Joel Monaghan believes the Wolves’ 24-26 win against the Catalan Dragons on Friday was the best preparation possible ahead of Saturday’s Challenge Cup semi-final against Leeds Rhinos. A deluge before the match on Friday night led to some tough conditions for both sides, but the Wolves stuck with it and came out victorious. Monaghan knows they will need ... Read More »

Smith: It’s only fair Sinfield is playing

Tony-Smith

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 »