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Rugby League: Vikings look to end French connection.

WIDNES VIKINGS will be aiming to avoid creating a piece of Challenge Cup history tomorrow.

Frank Endacott's side cross the Channel to face Toulouse, who are bidding to become the first French side to reach the semi-finals of the competition Widnes were buoyed earlier this week with the news Mick Cassidy was prepared to sign a one-year extension with the club.

But Endacott will be without cup-tied duo Jules O'Neill and Gray Viane for the trip to France, while centre Aaron Moule and loose forward Simon Finnigan miss out with injury.

The Vikings will be boosted by an impressive draw with Bradford last week.

Toulouse were beaten by Union Treiziste Catalan in the French Championship play-offs last weekend.

LEEDS saw off a determined London Broncos side 32-12 to reach the Powergen Challenge Cup semi-finals at Headingley last night.

Stand-off Danny McGuire gave the Rhinos a decisive edge with two tries before Keith Senior settled the game with his 100th Leeds touchdown
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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Jun 25, 2005
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