Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Sinfield ready to exorcise Wembley demons

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Leeds Rhinos captain Kevin Sinfield is ready to put his Wembley hoodoo to bed this weekend by finally lifting the Challenge Cup – but insists he won’t be having painful flashbacks about his previous experiences at the national stadium. Sinfield lost three straight Challenge Cup Final matches between 2010 and 2012 at Wembley, before enduring the heartbreak of that late ... Read More »

EXCLUSIVE: Brian McDermott on quest for cup glory

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Ahead of their Challenge Cup Final clash against Wembley tomorrow, Brian McDermott has revealed just how tough his first year in charge of Leeds Rhinos was – calling it the most challenging time of his coaching career. McDermott eventually steered the Rhinos to Grand Final glory in his first season in charge – but things were far from straightforward, as ... Read More »

Challenge Cup Final: The key battles

Ultimately though, it would be Leeds v Cas in the final.

Guest writer James Oddy takes a look at the key areas in which Saturday’s Challenge Cup Final between Castleford Tigers and Leeds Rhinos will be won and lost.. The coaches: Brian McDermott (Leeds) vs Daryl Powell (Castleford) It’s interesting to think how different the Rugby League landscape would be had Powell been retained by Leeds before their record breaking 2004 ... Read More »

Kevin Larroyer to remain at Hull KR

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French international Kevin Larroyer will remain at Hull Kingston Rovers in 2015 after securing an additional season-long loan from Catalan Dragons. The back row forward has enjoyed an impressive debut campaign with the Robins this year and has been one of his side’s most consistent performers, racking up seven tries in 22 appearances. Having initially joined the club on loan ... Read More »

Denmark Rugby League win Nordic Cup again

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A comprehensive 44-6 success over holders Sweden in Copenhagen last weekend – building on earlier victory against Norway in Oslo – saw Denmark pick up the 2014 Nordic Cup, becoming the first of the Scandinavian nations to hold it twice, having won the inaugural tournament in 2011. Try doubles from centre pairing Emil Borggren and Martin Pedersen-Scott laid the platform ... Read More »

Leeds Rhinos name cup final squad

Peacock is backing Leeds' kid to make their mark in 2015.

Leeds Rhinos head coach Brian McDermott has named his 19-man squad for the Challenge Cup Final against Castleford Tigers, with Stevie Ward and Mitch Achurch the two men included alongside the 17 players McDermott named on Monday. The Rhinos boss took the unusual step of naming his team five days before the final, a move which caught many reporters by ... Read More »

Adrian Morley could carry on at Salford

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Salford Red Devils could offer a new contract to captain Adrian Morley for next season – but Francis Meli will be leaving the club at the end of the current campaign. Morley only planned to play with his hometown club for one season, but has impressed in the second half of this season as the Red Devils hit some form. ... Read More »

Craig Huby in Castleford Tigers cup final squad

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Craig Huby is IN Castleford’s 19-man squad for the Challenge Cup Final this weekend, just two weeks after dislocating his elbow against Widnes Vikings. The fitness of Huby – one of the standout props in Super League this season – has been arguably the biggest talking point heading into the showpiece Wembley event this Saturday, after he suffered the horrific ... Read More »

London Youth to take centre stage at Challenge Cup Final

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London and the South East will be represented at Saturday’s Tetley’s Challenge Cup Final at Wembley Stadium by some of the best and brightest young Rugby League talent in the region. Under-15s from the 13 clubs in the London Junior League will be on duty as ball crew covering the Year 7 Champion Schools curtain-raiser, Brooksbank High School v Castleford ... Read More »