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12/07/13 - (CCQF) Sheffield Eagles v London Broncos - KO 8pm (Sky Sports)

Who will win?   25 members have voted

  1. 1. Who will win?

    • Sheffield Eagles by 13 points or more
      1
    • Sheffield Eagles by 7 to 12 points
      2
    • Sheffield Eagles by 1 to 6 points
      2
    • London Broncos by 1 to 6 points
      0
    • London Broncos by 7 to 12 points
      8
    • London Broncos by 13 points or more
      12

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Really pleased Sheffield Eagles have announced that they are expecting a decent crowd for Fridays game against the Broncos! Im guessing the ticket sales dont include the free entry for Children.

 

http://www.sheffieldeagles.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=809%3Achallenge-cup-ticket-sales&catid=3%3Alatest-news&Itemid=490

ex players can get a sack full of free tickets as well.

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Is this one of the sky games?

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Yes its on Sky

 

All the games are on the TV though

 

the other Sky game is Widnes v Wigan

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Well done to Sheffield Eagles for the way they have promoted this game.

 

Hopefully they will attract a big crowd, and entice new people to return in future.  The brand of rugby the Eagles have played over the last few years deserves far bigger crowds than they currently draw.

 

Given the rub of the green I can see them beating the Broncos as well.  

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Well done to Sheffield Eagles for the way they have promoted this game.

Hopefully they will attract a big crowd, and entice new people to return in future. The brand of rugby the Eagles have played over the last few years deserves far bigger crowds than they currently draw.

Given the rub of the green I can see them beating the Broncos as well.

Ditto. Good look to the former CC winners. If they lose at least the Broncos will see a decent crowd for a change!

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Be funny to hear the Eagles sing "What's it like to see a crowd" to the Broncos. Might be a touch of pot & kettle that one.

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ex players can get a sack full of free tickets as well.

No they can't. They're paying. It's a shared gate so London have a say.

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All the best to Sheffield on Friday. It would be fantastic to see them turn London over in a good old fashioned cup tie.

Looking forward to it.....,,

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Mark Aston was on Radio 2 last night at about 18:50 talking about the game and comparing it to Sheffield's cup win against Wigan in 1998, wasn't on for long but spoke very well about the game

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Discuss the Tetley's Challenge Cup Quarter Final game between Sheffield Eagles v London Broncos here.

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Ambitious Clubb wary of high flying Eagles

Super League’s most celebrated Londoner Tony Clubb is aiming to crown a momentous year in his career by leading his home-town club all the way to Wembley and the 2013 Tetley’s Challenge Cup final.
Clubb, who became the first ‘local’ to captain London Broncos earlier this season, has set his sights on playing at the national stadium on Saturday August 24 but with 160 minutes of rugby separating him from a lifetime ambition the 25-year-old is taking nothing for granted.
Before then the Broncos face a potentially traumatic trip to the Don Valley Stadium on Friday night (8.00) when Clubb and his team-mates take on Kingstone Press Championship leaders Sheffield Eagles in an intriguing quarter-final.
And with Sheffield, the Championship champions and 2013 Northern Rail Cup finalists in imperious form, Clubb knows it is going to be tough in front of the Sky Sports cameras.
“We’ve watched a fair bit of video on them and they’re flying high in the Championship,” said Clubb. “We’re not underestimating them, we won’t be going there thinking we’ve already won, but we will be going there full of confidence to get the win and go on to the next stage of the Tetley’s Challenge Cup.”
Clubb made his first team debut for Harlequins RL against Bradford in 2006 as an 18-year-old centre and in 2010 scored four tries for England against Papua New Guinea. He switched to the pack last year and following the departure of Craig Gower in mid-season, was made captain of the Broncos.
The year after Sheffield’s shock win over Wigan in the 1998 Challenge Cup final, the Broncos made their one and only visit to Wembley where they were beaten by Leeds Rhinos in the last final to be played at the old stadium.
It has been a difficult year for the Broncos, who currently lie bottom of Super League, but reaching the final would be a huge boost for the club.
And for a local boy to lead the team out at Wembley would be something special. “I think this is the furthest I’ve been in the competition,” said Clubb. “To lead the team out at Wembley would be awesome, but we can’t look past Sheffield, that’s a massive game for us.”

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Henderson issues Cup rallying cry for confident Eagles

They are no strangers to wrecking reputations in Rugby League’s oldest and most prestigious knockout competition but  Andrew Henderson insists Sheffield Eagles will put their faith in present form rather than past glories when they host London Broncos in a Tetley’s Challenge Cup quarter-final at Don Valley Stadium on Friday night (8.00).
The club which famously sprang the biggest shock in Cup history with their Wembley win against Wigan in 1998 go into  the tie against opponents who are rooted to the foot of the Super League table in strong form and with an insatiable appetite for success.
“The boys are focused and determined, we know what we have to do,” said the experienced Sheffield hooker. “We know that it’s a big opportunity for us to spread the word of Rugby League in South Yorkshire but our main goal is to make the semi-final draw.
“At the end of the day it’s a Cup competition and anyone can win. We have been in fantastic form this season so our confidence is naturally high. Even though we haven’t played our best in every match we have always found a way to win.
“We believe we can put in a good performance, we know it will have to be our best performance of the season so far to beat London but there’s no reason why we can’t achieve that.
“We have a really strong squad at the Eagles and every player has bought into the ambitions we set out at the start of the season.
“We know London will be targeting this game as a must win and that we are the underdogs, nobody really expects us to win but we have nothing to lose and therefore no pressure on us.
“It’s a great opportunity for rugby league fans across Yorkshire to come and support a Championship club against Super League opposition in the famous Tetley’s Challenge Cup.
“We are hoping to attract a lot of new supporters too, Sheffield is known as being a big sporting city and exciting games like this will only help generate new interest and attract new fans.
“For us to beat the Broncos would be massive for the club, they experienced the glory back in 1998 and it would be great for the club to get through to the semi-finals.
“As a player these are the games you want to be involved in so for now we will look ahead to Friday and who knows what will happen after that?”

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Discuss the Tetley's Challenge Cup Quarter Final game between Sheffield Eagles v London Broncos here.

 

Merged the new match thread with the previously existing discussion on this game.

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Must be close to Sheffield being genuine favourites for this match.

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Must be close to Sheffield being genuine favourites for this match.

bet365 - the only bookmaker with match odds up at the moment - have London as 8pt favourites.

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bet365 - the only bookmaker with match odds up at the moment - have London as 8pt favourites.

 

Your Bet365 is better than mine.  I can only get outright winner for the Challenge Cup.

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Yes, me too Larry!

Yes a win for The Eagles could see turnover at the Fev club shop almost double.

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Come on eagles!!

I was at wembley in 98 was a great day.

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Reaity over romance - London by 40+. Out of curiosity, why isn't this pinned?

40-plus? I think you're underestimating the Eagles. While I don't expect them to win (and this from an Eagles supporter), I think they'll push the Broncos hard.

Normally you'd expect the full-time team to win, and win easily, but the Broncos are hardly Wigan, Wire or Huddersfield.

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