Challenge Cup: Saints march on, Cas thump Leeds & Catalans survive Fev scare

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Kyle Amor in action for St Helens (Photo: Alex Whitehead/SWpix)

Challenge Cup holders St Helens marched on to the quarter-finals thanks to a 44-6 win over Whitehaven in front of a bumper crowd at the Recreation Ground. 

An impressive crowd of almost 5,000 saw the Super League champions travel up to Cumbria to take on Whitehaven.

It was a valiant effort from part-timers Haven, but Saints were just too strong in the end. Kristian Woolf’s side ran in eight tries, with Kyle Amor scoring against his former club.

Hull enjoyed a big 58-12 win over part-time Championship club Sheffield at Featherstone. The Black and Whites ran in 11 tries, with Connor Wynne getting a hat-trick and Jake Connor bagging a brace.

Catalans Dragons survived a scare from Championship high-flyers Featherstone. The Rovers led 14-8 at one point thanks to a double from Joey Leilua, but the French side turned it around to clinch a 27-14 in Perpignan.

Hull KR were made to work for the 24-18 win by Championship outfit Leigh. Frankie Halton, Mikey Lewis, Matt Parcell and Matty Storton got on the scoresheet for Tony Smith’s side.

Castleford won impressively at Leeds 40-16. The Tigers were brilliant in attack against a woeful Rhinos. Greg Eden grabbed two tries for Castleford, whilst Gareth O’Brien racked up a tally of 16 points.

Challenge Cup sixth round results:

Wigan Warriors 20-0 Salford Red Devils (Fri)

Sheffield Eagles 12-58 Hull FC (Sat)

Whitehaven 4-46 St Helens (Sat)

Catalans Dragons 27-14 Featherstone Rovers (Sat)

Hull Kingston Rovers 24-18 Leigh Centurions (Sat)

Leeds Rhinos 16-40 Castleford Tigers (Sat)

Warrington Wolves v Wakefield Trinity (Sun)

Barrow Raiders v Huddersfield Giants (Sun)

Challenge Cup quarter-finals draw:

The draw for the quarter-finals of the Challenge Cup has been made, with holders St Helens travelling to Perpignan to face Catalans Dragons.

The tie between St Helens and Catalans will be a repeat of the 2021 Super League Grand Final, which Saints won. The ties will be played on the weekend of April 8-10.

Warrington Wolves or Wakefield Trinity v Wigan Warriors

Hull Kingston Rovers v Castleford Tigers

Barrow Raiders or Huddersfield Giants v Hull FC

Catalans Dragons v St Helens

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About Drew Darbyshire 7860 Articles
Love Rugby League Deputy Editor. Joined the site ahead of the 2017 World Cup and been a full-time reporter since 2018.

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