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What’s in the papers
Leeds players keen to silence critics and build on Challenge Cup triumph, reports The Guardian.
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!
The @TheChallengeCup final peaked at 1.6m viewers and averaged at well over a million for the 3 1/2 hours on BBC1. It was the most watched programme on any channel throughout. #bbcrl Bravo @leedsrhinos and @SalfordDevils and rugby league.
— Dave Woods (@DaveWoodsSport) October 18, 2020
Impressive from Leeds…
— James Simpson (@SimWheelchairRL) October 18, 2020
What an effort!
Won’t be going to France next week ( due to restrictions)so my Hull FC journey ends today ! it started 19/10/1980 Halifax away and I have been at every match since that day. Hull FC you have been my passion for 40 years thank you ,for all the joy and despair you’ve given me.
— Kevin Deighton (@deightonHFC) October 18, 2020
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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Sky Sports’ Golden Point podcast is available to download now.
The latest Forty20 LIVE podcast is out now.
The latest 5 Live Rugby League Podcast is out now, hosted by Dave Woods.
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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