Challenge Cup round-up: St Helens edge Hull FC, Warrington nil Wigan, Leigh lose to Leeds

Photo courtesy of Richard Long

The 2018 Challenge Cup provided us with a couple of entertaining games.

Catalans Dragons were the first side to book their place in the semi-finals of the Challenge Cup with a hard-fought 20-6 win over Huddersfield Giants at the John Smith’s Stadium on Thursday night. Josh Drinkwater kicked six goals from six attempts, while David Mead and Greg Bird both scored for the Dragons.

Leeds Rhinos beat Championship side Leigh Centurions 52-22 in a fiery quarter-final clash at the LD Nutrition Stadium in Featherstone on Friday. Peter Mata’utia and Matty Dawson-Jones were sent off for the Centurions, while Leigh prop Jamie Acton and Leeds forward Brett Ferres were sent to the sin bin.

Warrington Wolves put in a professional display to keep Wigan scoreless and progress to the semi-finals of the Challenge Cup with a 23-0 victory at the Halliwell Jones Stadium on Saturday. Josh Charnley and Kevin Brown scored against their former clubs, while Tyrone Roberts was the starman.

St Helens edged past current Challenge Cup winners Hull FC with a pulsating 25-22 win in the quarter-finals at the Totally Wicked Stadium on Sunday. Mark Percival and Regan Grace bagged two tries each for Saints, while Danny Richardson kicked four goals and added a drop-goal.

Elsewhere, one Super League game took place which was a rearranged round four clash between Hull Kingston Rovers and Castleford Tigers. The Tigers ran-out 42-14 winners at KCOM Craven Park.

The Challenge Cup semi-final draw has been made.

2018 Challenge Cup quarter-final results:

Huddersfield Giants 6-20 Catalans Dragons

Leeds Rhinos 52-22 Leigh Centurions

Warrington Wolves 23-0 Wigan Warriors

St Helens 25-22 Hull FC

Super League round 4 result:

Hull Kingston Rovers 14-42 Castleford Tigers

1 Comment

  1. If the Centurions wish for promotion to the Super League they should beat sides such as Toronto who they led for most of the match. Leigh should have been more professional and held on to their 10 point lead. As for the Leeds game it was disgraceful to have two men shown red cardsalthough the Leeds coach primed the Ref prior to the match.

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