Rugby League Today: Leeds keen to build, Last delighted & impressive Rhinos stat

Sutcliffe won the Challenge Cup with Leeds last season

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.

What’s on site

Hull FC marked their return to the KCOM Stadium in style with a comprehensive 48-6 victory over struggling Castleford on Sunday.

Alphabet dream team: Best Super League XIII with names beginning with C!

Hard work and self belief: The remarkable rise of Andy Ackers.

Salford coach Ian Watson wants his side to finish the season strongly after suffering defeat to Leeds in the Challenge Cup final.

Richard Agar dedicated Leeds’ Challenge Cup final victory to Rhinos great Rob Burrow.

What’s in the papers

Leeds players keen to silence critics and build on Challenge Cup triumph, reports The Guardian.

Andy Last delighted with disciplined Hull FC as he gives updates on injuries to Jamie Shaul and Josh Griffin, reports Hull Live.

James Bentley’s smart plays please Saints boss Kristian Woolf, reports St Helens Star.

Bad weather won’t make us boring, says Wigan boss Adrian Lam, reports Wigan Today.

Leeds captain Luke Gale hails ‘fantastic’ spirit after finally tasting Challenge Cup glory, reports The Yorkshire Post.

What’s on social

The Challenge Cup final peaked at 1.6million viewers on Saturday!

Impressive from Leeds…

What an effort!

What’s on TV/Radio

🏉 Chat, debate and all the latest news on the Rugby League Lunch Hour🏆 Looking ahead to the Challenge Cup final

Posted by Love Rugby League on Thursday, 15 October 2020

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Wales and Wigan prop Ben Flower turns 33 today.

Also celebrating; Huddersfield prop James Gavet (31), St Helens utility James Bentley (23) and Bradford prop Anthony England (34).


The first ever Challenge Cup final took place during the 1896-97 season, with Batley beating St Helens 10-3 at Headingley in front of 13,492 spectators.

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