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Leeds Rhinos chief says Challenge Cup final may move from Wembley

Change of date for showpiece means venue in doubt Super League season may have to run into 2021Super League may have to extend the season into next year to fulfil contractual obligations and the Challenge Cup final may have to move from Wembley.Many wi…

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What next for the Super League, Challenge Cup and England fixtures?

The coronavirus pandemic could lead to a complete reboot of how rugby league is organised – starting next yearBy Gavin Willacy for No Helmets RequiredWhen the time comes that rugby league can shape a fixture list for the rest of 2020, they will have to…

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My favourite game: Wigan-Hull, Challenge Cup final 1985 | Paul Wilson

Wigan won the final but all of rugby won the day in an unforgettable match featuring two legendary KangaroosBack when the earth was young the rugby league season would be played out on an assortment of northern mud heaps in winter before the Challenge …

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Wigan kick off the new Super League season buoyed by young talent

Wigan signed George Burgess and Jackson Hastings this winter, but fans should also be excited about some emerging playersBy Gavin Willacy for No Helmets RequiredThe spotlight will be on George Burgess and Jackson Hastings when Wigan kick off the new Su…

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The Challenge Cup final had it all: glee, gloom, globalism … and gross ads

Warrington beat St Helens thanks to tries from three players who have represented four international teams between themBy Gavin Willacy for No Helmets RequiredThe first person to run on to the Wembley pitch when the hooter sounded after Warrington’s su…

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Warrington and Steve Price hope final glory can lead to grand double

Lifting the Challenge Cup against St Helens to end a run of six defeats in finals has left Warrington and their coach talking of adding the Super League titleBarely an hour had passed since perhaps the greatest victory of Warrington’s modern history an…

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Warrington feast on St Helens errors to seal shock Challenge Cup triumph

• St Helens 4-18 Warrington• Man of the match Daryl Clark seals victory with late tryWarrington produced a nerveless performance to win the Challenge Cup final against a St Helens side who buckled under the pressure. But the victors will know all too w…

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St Helens v Warrington: Challenge Cup final 2019 – live!

Challenge Cup final updates from the 3pm BST kick-offAaron Bower: childhood friends to collide in showpieceAnd you can email Tom here or tweet at @Tbassam 4.33pm BST 57 mins: A great little step from Theo Fages causes a miss in the Wire defence. Coote …

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Challenge Cup final: Warrington, St Helens and clash of childhood friends | Aaron Bower

After numerous near-misses between them Steve Price and Justin Holbrook put friendship aside for Challenge Cup finalSince the day they first met in the Sydney suburb of Revesby more than 35 years ago, Justin Holbrook and Steve Price always knew their p…

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Warrington’s Matt Davis: ‘Challenge Cup final at Wembley is the pinnacle’

Wolves forward is not fazed by underdog tag against St Helens as he prepares to live his dream after a unique rugby league journeyThe small Leicestershire town of Burbage is certainly not the first place you think of when it comes to rugby league. But …

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St Helens and Warrington can begin to cement a legacy in Challenge Cup final | Aaron Bower

Warrington will bid to end a dismal run in finals since 2012, while Saints are looking to step up in what could be a famous seasonThere is a certain sense of irony that in what has been the most unpredictable Super League season, the lineup for the Cha…

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Saints overcome brave Halifax to book Challenge Cup final with Warrington

• St Helens 26-2 Halifax • Part-timers push Super League leaders hardSt Helens and Warrington will clash in a major final for the first time next month, after the runaway Super League leaders came through an almighty test from the part-time side Halifa…

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Warrington hold off Hull FC in thriller to reach Challenge Cup final

• Warrington 22-14 Hull FC• The Wolves will face either St Helens or HalifaxWarrington held off a spirited challenge from Hull FC to book their place in next month’s Challenge Cup final and ensure a second successive appearance in rugby league’s showpi…

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Halifax’s joiners and roofers bid to bring ‘gods’ of St Helens down to earth | Aaron Bower

Part-time Championship club are realistic but undeterred by the task of taking on the Super League leaders in the Challenge Cup semi-final at Bolton todayAt 4.30pm on Saturday afternoon, Halifax is likely to go into lockdown, for a couple of hours at l…

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James Woodburn-Hall downs Bradford to send Halifax part-timers into semis

• Bradford 16-20 Halifax• Simon Grix’s side to face St Helens in last four of Challenge CupHalifax became the first lower-league side in over a decade to reach the Challenge Cup semi-finals after the part-time outfit beat Bradford 20-16 and set up a ti…

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St Helens stroll to Challenge Cup semi-final with win against Wakefield

• St Helens 48-10 Wakefield• Saints aiming for first Wembley final since 2008St Helens joined Hull FC and Warrington in Sunday’s Challenge Cup semi-final draw after comfortably dispatching Wakefield in a thoroughly one-sided quarter-final to book their…

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Bradford stun rivals Leeds to reach Challenge Cup quarter-finals

• Challenge Cup sixth round: Bradford 24-22 Leeds• Championship’s Bulls beat Super League strugglersChampionship side Bradford Bulls produced one of the greatest Challenge Cup shocks in recent memory to eliminate Super League side Leeds Rhinos and prog…

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Confident Hull sweep Castleford aside to ensure Challenge Cup progress

• Hull 28-12 Castleford• Marc Sneyd’s accurate boot sends home side into quarter-finalHull FC have made a habit of saving their best performances for the Challenge Cup in recent years and while this latest display was not quite of the level which saw t…

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‘We’re rising from the ashes’: Bradford back in the spotlight against Leeds

Bradford v Leeds used to be one of the great Super League rivalries – on Saturday the reconstituted Bulls meet their old foes for the first time in five yearsYou know you are in for a special sporting occasion when one of the chief protagonists likens …

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Wigan’s Lenagan attacks ‘stupid’ RFL bond demand from Catalans Dragons

• Deposit of £500,000 sought from Challenge Cup holders• ‘It’s a poor decision and an ill-thought-out decision’The Rugby Football League’s decision to demand the Challenge Cup holders, Catalans Dragons, pay a bond to enter this year’s competition has b…