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Max hopes to make a big splash in Rio

It's just over 100 days until the start of the Olympic Games and four athletes from our region have had their seats confirmed on the plane to Rio.

Max Litchfield and Ellie Faulkner from Sheffield, Georgia Coates from Leeds and Mansfield's Molly Renshaw are part of a 26 strong swimming squad hoping to make a big splash next summer.

Max qualified for the Olympics with a stunning performance at the British Championships last week and Chris Dawkes has been to Ponds Forge in Sheffield to meet him.

Leeds Rhinos draw Huddersfield Giants in Challenge Cup sixth round

Leeds Rhinos' Tom Briscoe, head coach Brian McDermott and Kevin Sinfield after last year's final win Credit: PA

Holders Leeds Rhinos will meet Huddersfield Giants in the sixth round of the Challenge Cup.

Wakefield Wildcats will host French side Toulouse, the lowest-ranked team left in the draw, while Championship club Dewsbury welcome 19-time winners Wigan.

Batley Bulldogs will play Catalans Dragons at the Fox's Biscuits Stadium.

All ties will be played from May 6 to 8.

The draw in full:

Castleford v Salford

Oldham v Warrington

Dewsbury v Wigan

Batley v Catalans

Halifax v Widnes

St Helens v Hull FC

Huddersfield v Leeds

Wakefield v Toulouse


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