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Jack Welsby shows in Challenge Cup final what England need at World Cup

The battle of the halves ended even at Wembley but the young utility sub swung the Challenge Cup final for St HelensBy Gavin Willacy for No Helmets RequiredThere were few surprises at Wembley on Saturday. Hugely experienced St Helens, the reigning Supe…

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St Helens’ Kyle Amor hails Challenge Cup win as ‘final piece of the jigsaw’

Prop salutes ‘special time to be a St Helens player’Saints beat Castleford 26-12 at Wembley in Saturday’s finalThe feeling of euphoria among the St Helens players as they finally lifted the Challenge Cup at Wembley on Saturday suggested the climax of a…

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St Helens fend off Castleford to take the Challenge Cup

• St Helens 20-12 Castleford• Saints win trophy for first time since 2008Legacy. In rugby league, it is years in the making: just ask those that have stepped out here to try to join the roll call of the players who have lifted the Challenge Cup. But th…

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Castleford and St Helens face off to seize Challenge Cup and cement legacy | Aaron Bower

Two fine sides have been without the trophy for years but have Wembley chance to put that right on SaturdayTo suggest Saturday’s Challenge Cup final between Castleford and St Helens is the last chance for either of these sides to truly cement their mod…

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‘A special little town’: Castleford ready for Wembley Challenge Cup exodus

Castleford has a special bond with its rugby league team and only St Helens block the way to a first major trophy since 1986When dawn breaks on Saturday morning in Castleford, cafe shutters will be rolling up as early as 5am and the roads will begin to…

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Challenge Cup final: rugby league has its annual chance to attract new fans

People who don’t grow up in rugby league heartlands discover the sport on TV. It’s vital that the final is broadcast free-to-airThe Challenge Cup final on Saturday is rugby league’s annual mainstream showcase, the longest advert for the sport every yea…

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Challenge Cup final: rugby league has its annual chance to attract new fans

People who don’t grow up in rugby league heartlands discover the sport on TV. It’s vital that the final is broadcast free-to-airThe Challenge Cup final on Saturday is rugby league’s annual mainstream showcase, the longest advert for the sport every yea…

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Challenge Cup final: rugby league has its annual chance to attract new fans

People who don’t grow up in rugby league heartlands discover the sport on TV. It’s vital that the final is broadcast free-to-airThe Challenge Cup final on Saturday is rugby league’s annual mainstream showcase, the longest advert for the sport every yea…

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Leeds ignite season as they beat Castleford with 11-try demolition job

Castleford 6-60 LeedsLuke Gale at majestic best to lead Leeds to victoryRichard Agar had promised that as his key players returned from injury, Leeds Rhinos’ sluggish start to the new season would drift into the distance. Yet not even he could have pre…

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Wigan hand Castleford a French lesson as they extend unbeaten season run

Wigan 22-12 CastlefordTwo tries from Bevan French inflict first Tigers defeat in 2021Wigan maintained their unbeaten start to the Super League season as two tries from Bevan French helped to inflict a first defeat of 2021 on Castleford Tigers.The two s…

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Super League transfers: new signings who could shape the season

Some clubs have been busier than others in the transfer market before the league returns next weekendBy Gavin Willacy for No Helmets RequiredSt HelensWhen you’ve won the league, the best development option is to keep things simple: just add quality. So…

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Yvette Cooper calls for government help to ensure rugby league clubs survive

Clubs fearful of winter without season ticket moneyLabour MP says £16m loan was welcome but more needed Yvette Cooper, the Labour MP for Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford, has called on the government to put together an “urgent plan” to ensure rugby…

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Hull sink Castleford to progress but schedule takes its toll on players

Castleford 16-29 Hull FCBoth coaches speak out on impact of volume of matchesHull FC recorded their second victory in four days to set up a Challenge Cup quarter-final with Wigan Warriors, after eliminating Castleford in a game which served as a remind…

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Wigan come back to sink Castleford and stretch lead at top of Super League

Wigan 30-22 CastlefordWarriors continue fine post-lockdown formWigan continue to set the pace at the top of Super League after maintaining their impressive post-lockdown form with a hard-earned victory against Castleford. Games between these two sides …

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Folau inspires stirring Catalans comeback to sink Castleford

Castleford 14-40 CatalansControversial Australian takes Super League centre stage againThe Super League restart was 100 minutes old for Catalans, but at around 4.30pm on Saturday, the Dragons’ fiercest critics were already sharpening their knives. Humi…

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There are ways we can get our sport back: Leeds doctor on a safe return | Aaron Bower

Rishi Dhand, a GP and medic for Leeds United and Castleford Tigers, examines the problems facing quarantine rules and sportThese are unprecedented times for anyone associated with professional sport, not least those who have a critical role in determin…

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Castleford cast off ‘eerie feeling’ to defeat St Helens

Castleford 28-14 St HelensFans critical of decision to play during coronavirus outbreakFor 80 minutes at least everything felt normal. The roar when Derrell Olpherts scored a sensational one-handed try was what one would expect in this part of the worl…

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Israel Folau marks debut with try in Catalans Dragons’ win over Castleford

• Catalans Dragons 36-18 Castleford• Folau scores six minutes into first Super League gameIsrael Folau made a winning debut for Catalans Dragons, scoring a try with his first touch of the game as his new side secured their first win of the season. The …

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Israel Folau marks debut with try in Catalans Dragons’ win over Castleford

• Catalans Dragons 36-18 Castleford• Folau scores six minutes into first Super League gameIsrael Folau made a winning debut for Catalans Dragons, scoring a try with his first touch of the game as his new side secured their first win of the season. The …

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Sonny Bill Williams’s return ends in defeat as Castleford beat Toronto

• Toronto 10 Castleford 28• Williams plays 54 minutes in first game since 2014Sonny Bill Williams’s first game of rugby league for 1,956 days was, in many ways, symptomatic of his new side Toronto Wolfpack’s overall performance as their Super League de…