Challenge Cup 2017

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  1. jim_57

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    Couldn't see a thread, in to round 4 with one amatuer clubs remaining and all Championship teams entering this weekend.

    So far:

    London Broncos 26 - 30 Toronto Wolfpack
    Dewsbury 36
    - 8 Newcastle

    This weekend:
    Oldham V Haydock
    Toulouse V Batley
    Swinton V London Skolars
    Barrow V Keighley
    Whitehaven V Oxford
    Hull KR V Sheffield
    Bradford V Featherstone
    All Golds V Doncaster
    York V Rochedale
    Halifax V Hunslet
     
  2. jim_57

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    Good win for Toronto against a likely top 4 Championship team, London apparently flattered by the scoreline as well.

    I've mentioned in the Toronto thread they could make a big statement having a deep cup run this year. They are all but locked in to get promoted so no real surprise there.
     
  3. Perth Red

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    Big win for toronto. I was I pmpressed with London in their game against us.
     
  4. Leigh Howlett

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    Oldham had to come from behind to beat Haydock after the Amateur side led 8-0.
    Best ever performance by a Lower League side ever apparently, 4th Round, spectacular stuff!.
     
  5. roughyedspud

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    Challenge Cup fifth round draw:

    Leigh Centurions v Hull Kingston Rovers

    Featherstone Rovers v Oldham

    Leeds Rhinos v Doncaster

    Salford Red Devils v Toronto Wolfpack

    Whitehaven/Oxford v Halifax

    Dewsbury Rams v Batley Bulldogs

    Huddersfield Giants v Swinton Lions

    York City Knights v Barrow Raiders

    Salford v Toronto should be good
     
  6. langpark

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    I think all teams should be in by now. It's my only complaint with the current set-up. I think winning just 3 matches and getting to the final is one match too few. Anyway, still looking forward to these matches.
     
  7. roughyedspud

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    I think there needs to be a massive restructuring of the challenge cup...I'd split it into 3 tournaments.

    The challenge cup for super league teams

    The challenge trophy for championship teams

    The challenge shield for league one & amateurs teams

    Then a finals day at Wembley..

    Also with the likelihood of the 8s being scrapped there's scope to change the challenge cup & trophy to have groups then knockouts, say 4 groups of 3 or 3 groups of 4 to give clubs 2 or 3 extra home games,then semi's and final...

    I'd keep the challenge shield straight knockout though..


    But anyway...
     
  8. Leigh Howlett

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    I'm a bit of old timer on this fourm but being from the other side of the Great Divide I remember fondly Australia's attempt at rivalling the Challenge Cup, started in 1974 it was the AMCO Cup and created legends.
    Over the last couple of years there has been the odd upset on the way but in the end the more Professional clubs will always prevail, Haydock gained much publicity in giving Oldham a run for their money, Siddal gave the upstarts Toronto a big welcome to Rugby League and now the Wolfpack in turn have sent London packing, keep the Dream Alive, while not a fan of the round ball game the FA Cup often features sides from the Lower echelons who have had the odd upset or two.
     
  9. roughyedspud

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    stop! they didn't give us a run for our money lol...they scored a couple of unconverted tries early on and one more on the 80th min...we scored 40pts inbetween..

    did i read something about a new cup comp is sydney? along the lines of the challenge cup? sure i saw something a week or two ago?
     
  10. Tigers1986

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    Maybe in the lower leagues but it'll never happen in the NRL. They whinge too much about burnout now.

    I'd go stand alone origin weekends, then have cup finals on those rounds for the teams to play without their origin stars.

    Origin 1 - Round of 16
    Origin 2 - Quarter Finals
    Origin 3 - Semi Finals
    Test Weekend - Cup Final

    That way everyone is still actively playing and there's another incentive for cash and a trophy. 9's, Cup, JJ Giltinan and the Provan-Summons.
     
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  12. langpark

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    But that's the magic of the cup!! The possibility of a minnow coming up against one of the heavyweights, or for example, Leigh Miners Rangers' dream run last year...

    I wouldn't say a 'run for their money, but definitely a respectable scoreline. I'm glad their fans got to have that nice moment there at the start too where they took the lead, before 'reality set it'.
     
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  13. roughyedspud

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    I'm sure they'd swap a dream run for a chance to play at Wembley in the shield final..Likewise championship clubs in the trophy final
     
  14. adamkungl

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    Seems pointless if it doesn't span different divisions.
     
  15. deal.with.it

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    Not a fan of your idea spud
     
  16. roughyedspud

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    My other idea is to scrap it completely...No one likes that idea either lol
     
  17. deal.with.it

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    Challenge Cup is still great IMO. I think the SL season needs fixing moreso.
     
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  18. Leigh Howlett

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    This weekend sees the 5th Round of the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup, a great mixture of all 3 levels of the English competitions and some great match ups, home team mentioned 1st, SL = Super League, L1 = League 1
    Friday Leeds Rhinos SL V Doncaster Dons L1
    Saturday Leigh Centurions SL V Hull Kingston Rovers Championship
    Sunday Salford Red Devils SL V Toronto Wolfpack L1
    Huddersfield Giants SL V Swinton Lions Championship
    Featherstone Rovers V Oldham Roughyeds Both Championship
    Dewsbury Rams V Batley Bulldogs Both Championship
    York Knights V Barrow Raiders Both League 1
    Whitehaven L1 V Halifax Championship
    Some great match ups here, looking forward to to watching some games over the weekend, Go Doncaster!.
     
  19. adamkungl

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    Salford v Toronto is being streamed internationally, geoblocked in UK and Ireland
     
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    Website?
     

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