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Challenge Cup Final: The key battles

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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 »

Opinion: Huby not the first Wembley fitness gamble

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Gavin Miller in 1986, Kris Radlinski in 2000, Keith Senior in 2005. All players who went into a Challenge Cup Final with a massive question mark over their fitness, and this pretty illustrious list can add another member to the club – Castleford’s Craig Huby. The fitness of Huby has been perhaps the biggest talking point of all heading into ... 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 »

Throwback Thursday: Castleford’s last cup win

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There are just two days until Castleford Tigers and Leeds Rhinos lock horns in the Challenge Cup Final – so for a special treat this week, we’re going to be looking back at the last time both teams won the cup. Friday will see us examine Leeds’ last taste of success with the Challenge Cup in 1999, but for this ... Read More »

Reilly to be Chief Guest at Challenge Cup Final

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The RFL have announced that Rugby League legend Malcolm Reilly will be the Chief Guest at the Tetley’s Challenge Cup final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday. Reilly will welcome the players from Castleford Tigers and Leeds Rhinos before kick-off and after watching the showpiece match from the Royal Box will present the trophy to the winning team. A former Great ... Read More »

Briscoe ready to put 2013 memories to bed

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Leeds Rhinos winger Tom Briscoe admits last year’s Challenge Cup Final defeat with Hull FC was a low point in his career – but says he’s determined to finally put his painful Wembley memories to bed by lifting the cup with the Rhinos this Saturday. Briscoe was part of the Hull team that lost 16-0 to Wigan Warriors last year, ... Read More »

Experience will benefit our preparation, says McDermott

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Leeds Rhinos head coach Brian McDermott believes their preparation for Saturday’s Challenge Cup Final will be aided by the experience of their recent trips to Wembley – but insists it won’t matter a jot come gameday. Recent trips to the capital for cup final appearances in 2010, 2011 and 2012 have ended in defeat for the Rhinos, but McDermott says ... Read More »

TotalRL TV: Challenge Cup Final Preview

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As part of our extended coverage ahead of this weekend’s Challenge Cup Final, TotalRL TV has sat down to have an extensive look at the showpiece final between Leeds Rhinos and Castleford Tigers. League Express editor Martyn Sadler and reporter John Davidson sat down to talk about where the game could be won and lost, and who looks to have ... Read More »

Wembley nearing sellout for Challenge Cup Final

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The Rugby Football League (RFL) has announced that over 70,000 tickets have sold for this weekend’s Challenge Cup final at Wembley Stadium between Castleford Tigers and Leeds Rhinos. Seats in the lower tiers at the 90,000 capacity Wembley are almost sold out, with RFL marketing director Mark Foster hailing the demand for tickets and urging supporters without one to act ... Read More »

Six of the Best: Magical Wembley final moments

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TotalRL.com’s Challenge Cup Final buildup rolls on with our Six of the Best feature – and this week, we could only realistically talk about the Wembley showpiece. Despite a brief sabbatical between 2000 and 2006 due to the rebuilding of the stadium, Wembley is very much the spiritual home of the Challenge Cup, and this Saturday looks like providing one ... Read More »