IMG’s proposed calendar including end of Magic Weekend, Challenge Cup final change and new event

Magic Weekend and loop fixtures will be removed from Super League after next season, while the Challenge Cup final will be moved to May under…

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UpFront: Challenge Cup’s Wembley return welcome but RFL must pick a date and stick to it

Timing is key in any sport, as is tradition. While visiting the impressive Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for this year’s Challenge Cup and 1895 Cup finals…

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Challenge Cup final returns to Wembley with women’s final added to showpiece

The Challenge Cup final will return to Wembley Stadium in 2023, while the Women’s Challenge Cup will be contested alongside it for the very first…

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Is Huddersfield Giants’ Lance Todd Trophy winner Chris McQueen knocking on England’s door?

Huddersfield Giants’ Chris McQueen followed in the footsteps of Castleford’s Niall Evalds last season by becoming a Lance Todd Trophy winner as a beaten Challenge…

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BBC coverage of Challenge Cup final at Tottenham was best Rugby League has ever looked on TV

It was more OMG than IMG on Saturday as Rugby League was given the biggest image-boost in decades with the BBC’s cutting-edge coverage of the…

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The Garry Schofield Column: Challenge Cup final verdict as stubborn Wigan Warriors win out

So near yet so far. I really feel for Huddersfield and owner Ken Davy, who has put so much into the club and was within…

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Morgan Smithies banned for both high tackles in Wigan Warriors’ Challenge Cup final win

Wigan Warriors forward Morgan Smithies has received two-match bans for each of the controversial high tackles in the Challenge Cup final. Smithies was penalised for…

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Talking Rugby League: A thrilling Challenge Cup final day at Tottenham

League Express editor MARTYN SADLER reflects on a notable Rugby League weekend in London. I thoroughly enjoyed both the 1895 Cup Final and the Challenge…

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UpFront: Tottenham passes the test as a Challenge Cup final venue

Okay, so it’s not Wembley with all its history, prestige and Challenge Cup associations. But the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium was still an impressive stage for…

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How Thomas Leuluai made miraculous recovery to help Wigan Warriors lift Challenge Cup

Thomas Leuluai turned up the heat on himself and Huddersfield to help Wigan win the Challenge Cup for the first time since 2013. The veteran…

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