Challenge Cup semi-finals draw made

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The draw for the semi-finals of the Challenge Cup has been made, with holders St Helens set to face Wigan.

Kristian Woolf’s side defeated Catalans 36-20 on Saturday afternoon to secure their place in the next round, live on the BBC.

In the other semi-finals tie, Huddersfield face Hull KR.

Both fixtures will be a part of a triple-header at Leeds United’s Elland Road on Saturday, May 7. The Women’s Challenge Cup Final will also take place.

Quarter-final ties

Tony Smith’s Hull KR became the first club to secure their spot in the next round on Friday night with a 34-10 victory over Castleford.

Elliot Minchella crossed twice at Craven Park, opening the scoring in the third minute. Ryan Hall, Rowan Milnes, Sam Wood and Jordan Abdull also scoring. Full-back Lachlan Coote converting five of the tries.

On Saturday, St Helens produced a professional performance to beat Catalans Dragons 36-20 in Perpignan. Jack Welsby, Lewis Dadd, Mark Percival, Morgan Knowles, Dan Norman and Joe Batchelor all scoring four-pointers. 

Live on Premier Sports, Tui Lolohea inspired Huddersfield to a 24-16 victory over Hull at the John Smith’s Stadium. The Giants got off to the perfect start as Samoa international Ricky Leutele scored inside eight minutes. Chris McQueen and Lolohea also crossed, while the Tongan international half-back also also kicked six goals. 

Jai Field scored a hat-trick as Wigan claimed a 36-6 victory over Wakefield Trinity at Belle Vue on Sunday. The Wigan leading try-scorer continued his fine form, while Liam Farrell won the man of the match award live on BBC. The international back-rower also crossed for a try alongside team-mates Zak Hardaker and Ethan Havard. Hardaker kicked 100% off the boot with six conversions.

Challenge Cup semi-finals draw:

Huddersfield v Hull KR

Wigan v St Helens

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About Josh McAllister 1307 Articles
Journalist. Joined the Love Rugby League team full time at the start of 2022 having been a freelance reporter for several years. Previously media manager for Swinton and Rochdale.

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