Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Challenge Cup: Semi-final draw


The draw for the semi-finals of the 2014 Challenge Cup was televised live on BBC Two. Here’s who will face off for the chance to lift the prestigious trophy at Wembley… Ties to be played on August 9th and 10th Widnes Vikings v Castleford Tigers Leeds Rhinos v Warrington Wolves Want more Rugby League news and features? Subscribe to the ... Read More »

Tigers shock Wigan to reach Cup semi-final

In a Nutshell Castleford Tigers played magnificently, especially in defence, to beat Wigan 4-16 in the Tetley’s Challenge Cup quarter-final at the DW Stadium. How it unfolded There had been a considerable degree of needle in the buildup to the game, and the two sides clearly had that in mind as they went at each other early on. The Tigers ... Read More »

Rugby League reacts to another obstruction saga


The Challenge Cup quarter-final between Wigan Warriors and Castleford Tigers has been the centre of yet another controversial obstruction farce, with a number of tries being chalked off due to the interpretation of the ruling. It is a hark back to the Super League clash between the Warriors and Salford Red Devils last month, where the video referee grabbed all ... Read More »

Stats Zone: Challenge Cup quarter-final special


Another weekend of Rugby League is upon us, and the spotlight moves away from Super League for a week, as the quarter-finals of the Tetley’s Challenge Cup take place. After Widnes booked their place in the semi-finals last night by defeating Keighley, six other teams are battling it out for three spots in the last four – including Championship side ... Read More »

Where are the fans?

Dean Collis

MARTYN SADLER wonders why crowds appear to be declining this season. This article first appeared in Monday’s edition of Rugby League Express. Rugby League supporters currently seem to be in decline. Throughout the game, crowds seem to be falling, with few exceptions. On Thursday night, for example, Huddersfield could only draw a little over 6,000 for the visit of Champions Wigan for ... Read More »

Bobbie’s back!

Bobbie Goulding

GARETH WALKER, the Championship correspondent of League Express, hails Bobbie Goulding’s appearance in the Championship for Barrow last Sunday. THERE was little doubt about the story with the most sporting romance last weekend. Barrow Raiders coach Bobbie Goulding stepped back onto a rugby league field for the first time in nine years and inspired his side to a 38-18 win ... Read More »

Our team pick a Super League Dream Team

Hape and Vainikolo

Our latest interactive feature on is asking fans to get involved with a debate to find the greatest Super League Dream Team of all-time. There have been some remarkable players since the inception of the competition way back in 1996, and we’re hoping there will be plenty of debate. In anticipation of the fan-chosen Dream Team going online early ... Read More »

Cockayne injured; Eden recalled to Hull KR


Hull KR have been dealt a huge injury blow, as full-back Ben Cockayne has been ruled out for up to 10 weeks, rounding off a miserable week regarding injuries. After both Kevin Larroyer and Jordan Cox broke their legs during the defeat to Castleford Tigers last weekend, the loss of Cockayne is another hammer blow for boss Craig Sandercock as ... Read More »

Fans Choice: Pick YOUR Super League Dream Team!

Cunningham 2010

Over the past week or so, we’ve been running polls on both our forum and on social media asking our readers to pick their England team for the upcoming Four Nations series overseas. That came in response to a heated response to Garry Schofield’s selection in Issue 2916 of League Express, and the reaction we got was so popular we’re ... Read More »

Match preview: Leeds Rhinos v Leigh Centurions


The second Tetley’s Challenge Cup quarter-final of the weekend is another Super League v Championship affair, as Championship pace-setters Leigh Centurions take their unbeaten record to Headingley, as they face Leeds Rhinos. With the Rhinos still hunting their first cup victory since 1999, the Centurions will have to be at their best to produce a performance capable of beating what ... Read More »

Widnes Vikings tie down Danny Craven


WIDNES Vikings half-back Danny Craven has signed a new three-year deal at the Club. Craven, put pen to paper yesterday after the Vikings booked their place in the Semi-Final of the Tetley’s Challenge Cup with a comprehensive win over Keighley Cougars. The St Helens born pivot has been with the Vikings since he was 17 and is a product of ... Read More »

Cas bordering on disrespectful, says Wigan Warriors boss


Wigan Warriors boss Shaun Wane has lit the touchpaper ahead of this weekend’s Challenge Cup quarter-final against Castleford Tigers, by saying that the noises coming out of their camp border on being over-confident, and it has rallied his own troops before the game. Wane pulled no punches when discussing the Tigers ahead of the tie of the round this weekend, ... Read More »

It’s great to be a Bull, says Luke Gale


Bradford Bulls half-back Luke Gale insists he is loving life at the club once again, after praising new owner Marc Green for transforming the club. Green acquired control of the Bulls earlier this season, and Gale admits although the club is still rebuilding after numerous financial sagas, both Green and Managing Director Steve Ferres should be applauded for the way ... Read More »