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Tetley's Challenge Cup Fourth Round (19-21 April)


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Poll: Which of these ties is the most interesting pairing to you? (52 member(s) have cast votes)

Which of these ties is the most interesting pairing to you?

  1. Voted Wigan Warriors v Leigh Centurions (3 votes [5.77%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.77%

  2. Widnes Vikings v Doncaster (1 votes [1.92%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.92%

  3. Leeds Rhinos v Castleford Tigers (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. Hemel Stags v Wakefield Wildcats (2 votes [3.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.85%

  5. Sheffield Eagles v Dewsbury Rams (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  6. London Broncos v Featherstone Rovers (17 votes [32.69%])

    Percentage of vote: 32.69%

  7. Hull Kingston Rovers v St Helens (1 votes [1.92%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.92%

  8. Hull FC v North Wales Crusaders (3 votes [5.77%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.77%

  9. Hunslet Hawks v Catalan Dragons (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  10. Batley Bulldogs v Huddersfield Giants (6 votes [11.54%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.54%

  11. Rochdale Hornets v Bradford Bulls (5 votes [9.62%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.62%

  12. Halifax v Barrow Raiders (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  13. Keighley Cougars v Warrington Wolves (0 votes [0.00%])

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  14. University of Gloucestershire All Golds v Salford City Reds (1 votes [1.92%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.92%

  15. York City Knights v Toulouse Olympique (3 votes [5.77%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.77%

  16. Whitehaven v Workington Town (8 votes [15.38%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.38%

  17. None of them interest me. (2 votes [3.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.85%

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#1 John Drake

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 11:42 AM

Discuss the Tetley's Challenge Cup Fourth Round ties here.

 

FRIDAY 19 APRIL
Wigan Warriors v Leigh Centurions    20:00
Widnes Vikings v Doncaster    20:00
Leeds Rhinos v Castleford Tigers    20:00
 
SATURDAY 20 APRIL
Hemel Stags v Wakefield Wildcats    18:00
(at Rapid Solicitors Stadium)
Sheffield Eagles v Dewsbury Rams    15:00
(at Don Valley Stadium)  
London Broncos v Featherstone Rovers    15:00
Hull Kingston Rovers v St Helens    14:30 (BBC Sport) - see seperate thread

SUNDAY 21 APRIL
Hull FC v North Wales Crusaders    13:00
Hunslet Hawks v Catalan Dragons    13:00
Batley Bulldogs v Huddersfield Giants    14:00
Rochdale Hornets v Bradford Bulls    15:00
Halifax v Barrow Raiders    15:00
Keighley Cougars v Warrington Wolves    15:00
University of Gloucestershire All Golds v Salford City Reds    15:00
York City Knights v Toulouse Olympique    15:00
Whitehaven v Workington Town    15:00


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#2 League Express

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 12:19 PM

Eagles star relishing Challenge Cup rivalry
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Dominic Brambani will put friendships to one side when Sheffield Eagles face his former club Dewsbury Rams in the fourth round of the Tetley’s Challenge Cup at Don Valley Stadium on Saturday (3.00).
Brambani spent two years with the Rams between spells at Sheffield and the versatile half-back, who won a Championship Grand Final winners medal last season during his first season back with the South Yorkshire club, is looking forward to locking horns with his former team-mates.
“It’s always nice to play one of your former clubs,” said Brambani. “It gives you that extra incentive to play well against them.
“I had a really good two years there and Dewsbury will always have a special place in my heart, but that will all be forgotten when the match starts – I’ll be going out there to knock them out of the competition.
“They have brought in quite a lot of new players since I left but I will be telling the Sheffield lads what I know about the ones who are left.
“It’s a game that we are looking forward to and we know it will be a tough game, we won’t be taking it lightly.”
Having won the competition in dramatic fashion in 1998, when they defeated Wigan Warriors in an historic final at Wembley, Sheffield Eagles have a proud tradition in the Challenge Cup and Brambani says that feat isn’t lost on the current squad.
“The Challenge Cup is a special competition for Sheffield Eagles and in particular for our coach Mark Aston who won it with the club back in 1998,” he said.
“We want to build on last year and get to the fifth round. It’s nice to get a Championship team at this stage as it gives you a bigger chance to proceed and we want to go as far as we can.
“It would be fantastic to get to the next round with the possibility of facing a Super League team - as a player it’s always nice to test yourself against the best players in the game.
“Hopefully the fans will come out in force on the day to give us support and help see us through to the next round. Our fans play a big part, they’re loud and very loyal and it would be great to get through and draw a big team for them.”
 


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#3 Chronicler of Chiswick

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 02:25 PM

Can't say I can get worked up about any of them. The Cumbrian derby and the games at HKR and Halifax look close, with Fev having the best chance of an upset, although I don't really see it happening even with our abysmal performances of late.



#4 Celtic Rooster

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 03:41 PM

Crusaders have filled the first coach for the trip to Hull and are now trying to fill a second. Several more supporters making their own way, some staying over in Hull. Should be a great atmosphere with two very vocal sets of fans who seem to have created a bit of mutual respect for each other since Crusaders move to Wrexham. Certainly, the Hull fans were brilliant when they came to Wrexham for Crusaders' last Super league game.



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Posted 17 April 2013 - 06:45 PM

Quiz question.

 

How many Fev lads are ex-London?


 

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#6 goldcoaster

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 07:19 PM

I'll say 5?
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Posted 17 April 2013 - 07:29 PM

I'll say 5?

 

Indeed. A surprisingly high number when I bothered to check.


 

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#8 hindle xiii

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 08:34 AM

I've an odd feeling of an upset at Headingley. :wacko:


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#9 hindle xiii

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 08:46 AM

Intriguing to see on the kit directive spreadsheet London are down to wear a 'Cup' kit. Hmm.


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Posted 18 April 2013 - 10:28 PM

On present form, the Batley v Huddersfield game could be a cracker. Close to 2 upsets in last 2 years against the Giants and London...3rd time lucky?

Hope so!

Edited by buford t justice, 18 April 2013 - 10:29 PM.

What we're dealing with here is a complete lack of respect for the law

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 11:58 AM

I've just won 4 tickets to Halifax v Barrow, I may have some spare if anyone's interested


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#12 statties

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 05:04 PM

Intriguing to see on the kit directive spreadsheet London are down to wear a 'Cup' kit. Hmm.

Probably because Timmy Tang Laundromat, Roehampton washed the home and away kits together at the request of the Broncos to save costs and has now turned both kits a murky colour you would find in an abyss.

 

At short notice, Harlequins RU have offered Broncos their 2012 home kit to wear and we will see Keiran Dixon wearing number 11! 



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Posted 19 April 2013 - 05:16 PM

Me on my way  ;)

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#14 chuffer

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 07:24 PM

Donny leading at Widnes!.....6 - 12



#15 THE RED ROOSTER

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 07:25 PM

Well at least I am in the majority in finding London v Featherstone as the best matchup in the round. an ailing expansion club v the flattest of cappers. G v E regardless of whether you are pro or anti traditional clubs.

This game goes against the trend in that conventional wisdom states that the full time Super League club wears down the part-tmers and cashes in within the final 20 minutes yet London Broncos under Tony Rea have a habit of second half collapses, back in 2006 the club would bulid a big lead and then cling on in the second half the 2013 version builds a half-time lead which evaporates rapidly in the second half.

The big difference in 2006 we won in 2013 we lose. is it fitness, poor technique or lack of commitment or maybe a combination of all three. Certainly this is a must win for London because otherwise the season ends on 20th April.

Only two stands will be open so while the Padge test (i.e. How many fans do you get when Catalans / London visit) is vaid to a degree, those attendances are swollen by non-attending ST holders being counted. The Challenge Cup is genuinely about seats sold and last years "crowd" of 652 v Dewsbury should have sent alarm bells ringing about the erosion of London's hardcore.

I would like to think that Kieran Dixon and Luke Dorn run riot and the Featherstone fans in the North stand, who may be in the majority in thr ground, are silenced early but in keeping with my tips this season, I fear London's Cup kit will be a true one-off this year and a "london death party" will break out in the North stand...

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#16 chuffer

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 07:44 PM

Widnes in on last play before HT......18 - 12 but by the sounds of Donny have bossed the game for the majority of that half.....



#17 snapski

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 07:52 PM

Cas 6-4 up half time.

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 07:58 PM

Cas 6-4 up half time.


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Posted 19 April 2013 - 08:14 PM

All Leeds second half, but Chase puts kick in for Ellis to score 12-10 Cas

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 08:21 PM

Clarkson in Sinfield poxes off the post 16-12 Leeds




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