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Leeds Rhinos v Leigh Centurions
The Leeds Rhinos take on the Leigh Centurions at Featherstone Rover’s Post Office Road Stadium for the Challenge Cup Quarter Final and the great news for fans of both teams, and for rugby fans in general, is that you can watch all of the action live online via our Challenge Cup live streaming partners.
The Rhinos are of course one of the most successful teams of the Super League era and they have enjoyed lots of success in the Challenge Cup. Despite been the defending league champions, Leeds are finding the going tougher this season so the Challenge Cup will likely be their best chance of success and of picking up silverware and at a club the size of Leeds, that is simply the minimum expectation.
For Leigh the season is all about getting into the top 4 in the Championship, qualifying for the promotion play off game at a minimum and securing their place in the top division once again.
With the battle for the top 4 in the Championship closer than ever, keeping form and confidence going is of the utmost importance so Leigh simply have to go to Featherstone and make sure they come away with confidence intact.
A loss for Leigh could be devastating not only in that they are out of the cup but also going forward whilst of course a shock win could set them up for a chance of Wembley and of course could be just the extra belief they need to push on and not only get into the Qualifiers but also in challenging the bottom Super League teams and pushing on for promotion.
Leigh are a full time team, have lots of experience in their ranks and the majority of their side have played tat the highest level so whilst this is a Super League v Championship match up in the cup, it should still be a close and entertaining game.
Leigh go into the match in many ways with nothing to lose and that should lead to them playing to their strengths and attacking the Rhinos from the off.
Of course Leeds are a high quality team and although they do have a number of big names missing through injuries, they should still have the extra quality that makes the difference in matches such as this.
Leigh will have to step up in terms of intensity when compared to many Championship game sand as is so often the case, that will likely lead to fatigue late on and it will be then that that extra quality shines as we predict the Rhinos to pull away to van ultimately comfortable victory.
Score Prediction Leeds Rhinos by 20