St Helens only team to be handed player ban

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St Helens are the only side to be hit with a player ban following the latest round of Challenge Cup action.

Back-rower Curtis Sironen has picked up a one-match penalty notice for a Grade A High Tackle following his side’s victory over Catalans in Perpignan.

Sironen, 28, was sent to the sin bin on Saturday for a high tackle on Catalans’ Ben Garcia. He will miss their Good Friday clash with Wigan at the Totally Wicked Stadium.

He is the only player to receive a ban. Hull KR’s Kane Linnett received a zero match penalty notice for Grade A Dangerous Contact.

Hull KR defeated Castleford on Friday night to secure their spot in the semi-finals of the cup competition.

Challenge Cup semi-finals schedule confirmed

The schedule for the semi-finals of the Challenge Cup has been confirmed.

Leeds United’s Elland Road will host a triple-header on Saturday, 7 May.

The Women’s Challenge Cup final will kick-start the action with a 12noon kick-off, live on BBC2.

Wigan take on current cup holders St Helens in the first of the Men’s double header. It will have a 2:30pm kick off. The tie will be broadcast live on BBC1.

Finally, Huddersfield’s clash with Hull KR will kick-off at 5:00pm, live on BBC2.

Challenge Cup schedule

  • 11.30am-2pm, BBC2 – Women’s Challenge Cup Final (KO 12noon)
  • 2pm-4.30, BBC1 – Wigan Warriors v St Helens (KO 2.30pm)
  • 4.30pm-7, BBC2 – Huddersfield Giants v Hull KR (KO 5pm)

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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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