ICYMI: Holders Hull FC face Leeds in Ladbrokes Challenge Cup semis
Following last weekend’s thrilling Ladbrokes Challenge Cup quarter-finals, the draw for the last four has been announced.
Holders Hull FC will face Leeds Rhinos at the Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster on Saturday 29 July after overcoming Castleford Tigers 32-24 on Sunday.
The Rhinos progressed after thrashing Championship side Featherstone Rovers 58-0.
Meanwhile, Wigan Warriors will continue their quest for a 20th Challenge Cup crown when they meet the Salford Red Devils at the Halliwell Jones Stadium, Warrington, on Sunday 30 July.
Wigan were involved in arguably the game of the weekend, eventually beating the Warrington Wolves 27-26 with the Wire’s Declan Patton missing a last-gasp drop-goal attempt.
Salford’s success was more emphatic, as they ran out convincing 30-6 winners over Wakefield Trinity Wildcats to secure their place in the semis for the first time in 19 years.
Naturally, each of the four clubs and their players were delighted to reach the semi-final stage.
Here’s how Hull’s Scott Taylor celebrated on Social Media…
OOOOLLLDDD FAITHFUL!!! Get in!! Great to be back out there getting sun burnt!! Fans where unreal! Onto the semi’s??⚫️⚪️ #challengecup
— Scott Taylor (@ScottTagTaylor) June 18, 2017
Wigan’s Sam Tomkins may be sore but that’s nothing a date in the semis can’t sort out…
Feels good to back out there with the boys. Thanks for the messages.
The body will be sore in the morning!
See you in the semis! ?⚪️
— sam tomkins (@samtomkins1) June 17, 2017
Leeds showed their opponents no mercy. 10 tries!
— The Challenge Cup (@TheChallengeCup) June 16, 2017
Salford fans are daring to dream. And rightly so! One step from Wembley!
Enjoy your night Red Devils supporters. 80 minutes away from Wembley. You’re allowed to dream.
— Salford Red Devils (@SalfordDevils) June 15, 2017
Here’s the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup semi-final draw in full:
There we are, the Semi-Final draw ? It’s going to be a good couple of games that’s for sure pic.twitter.com/aFwb5qOR62
— The Challenge Cup (@TheChallengeCup) June 18, 2017
Ties to be played over the weekend of Saturday 29 July – Sunday 30 July.
Keep checking back for all the build-up and exclusive interviews ahead of these two titanic tussles!
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