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Sheffield to host Challenge Cup replay if needed

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Bramall Lane, Sheffield, will host the replay of the 2014 Tetley’s Challenge Cup final on Wednesday September 3 (8.00pm) should the scores be level at full-time in Saturday’s showpiece between Castleford Tigers and Leeds Rhinos at Wembley Stadium. The Challenge Cup final is the only Rugby League final that goes to a replay rather than be decided on the day ... Read More »

Challenge Cup: The Rhinos’ run to the final

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In preparation for this weekend’s Challenge Cup final, we’re taking a look at both Leeds and Castleford’s incredible runs to the showpiece Wembley event, with the Rhinos first up in the spotlight. Leeds have had it far from easy on their run to Wembley, facing high quality opposition in each and every round they’ve played in this year’s cup. So ... Read More »

Challenge Cup Final week on TotalRL.com

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The big one is almost here – in just a few days, Castleford Tigers and Leeds Rhinos will be walking out at Wembley to contest the 2014 Challenge Cup Final. With the stakes so high in what is sure to be an intense West Yorkshire derby this Saturday, TotalRL.com are pulling out all the stops to ensure that you have ... Read More »

Finn ready to light up Wembley

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This time last year Liam Finn was plying his trade in the Kingstone Press Championship with Featherstone Rovers – 12 months on, the half-back is hoping to play a key role in helping his former club’s arch-rivals lift the most coveted trophy in Rugby League, the Tetley’s Challenge Cup. Since leaving Featherstone, Finn has provided compelling proof of the depth ... Read More »

Sutcliffe living the Tetley’s Challenge Cup dream

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Liam Sutcliffe has been to Wembley with Leeds Rhinos twice before, but 2014 holds an extra special significance for the lifelong Leeds fan, as this time he travels to the capital as a first team player. The 19-year-old stand-off broke into the first team from the academy setup last season and his impressive performances have seen him become a regular ... Read More »

Vikings ‘second best’, says Betts

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Widnes Vikings head coach Denis Betts admits his side were “second best” during their semi-final defeat to Castleford Tigers, saying the team were outplayed throughout. The Vikings slumped to a disappointing 28-6 against the Tigers to ensure they wouldn’t be heading to Wembley for the cup final, and Betts admitted errors cost his side dearly. “There wasn’t much in it ... Read More »

Wolves had too much to do, says Smith

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Warrington Wolves boss Tony Smith admits his team left themselves with too much work to do after the first-half of their defeat against Leeds Rhinos – saying they “didn’t put their best foot forward”. The Wolves were blown away by a blistering first 40 minutes from the Rhinos, who led 14-0 at the break thanks to a superb first-half performance. ... Read More »

Leeds Rhinos book their place in Challenge Cup final

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Leeds Rhinos are just 80 minutes away from their first Challenge Cup success in 15 years, after they saw off the challenge of cup rivals Warrington Wolves to book their place at Wembley in two weeks time with a 24-16 win. The platform was laid for a Rhinos victory after an incredible first-half performance from Leeds – who led 14-0 ... Read More »

Warrington Wolves want to send the town ‘crazy’

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Warrington Wolves forward Ben Westwood believes a win in the Challenge Cup semi-final against Leeds Rhinos would send the town ‘crazy’, as they prepare to make a return to Wembley and the cup final once again. Warrington have been almost the kings of the cup in recent years, winning three of the last five Challenge Cup finals. And Westwood – ... Read More »

Challenge Cup history is forgotten, says Mac

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Leeds Rhinos boss Brian McDermott insists Leeds’ recent history in the Challenge Cup means nothing – and worrying about it is not the way to prepare for a semi-final clash against Warrington Wolves. Leeds have infamously not won the famous cup in 15 years, with the Rhinos potentially 160 minutes away from ending one of the biggest droughts in Rugby ... Read More »

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