What a weekend of Challenge Cup clashes, ending with the Huddersfield Giants squashing any resistance from the London Broncos with a 50-14 win, having led 22-8 at the break. The Giants points came from; Tries: Murphy 2, Eden 2, Patrick, Robinson 2, McGillvary, Ferguson and Goals: Brough 5, Grix 2. Broncos points; Tries: Dixon 2, Wheeldon, Goals: Witt.
The first game of the weekend and the Rhinos visited Leigh Centurions who competed throughout but were blown away 12-60. Having been 6-24 down at the half. Scorers in this game were for Leigh; Tries Gouldon, McNally, Goals Ridyard 2 and for Leeds; Tries
McGuire, Webb, Jones-Bishop, Hall 2, Burrow, Sinfield 2, Lunt, Smith, Goals Sinfield 10 .
Saturday and Wigan Warriors hosted St Helens and the nail biter game of the weekend saw Wigan stretch out to a 12-4 lead at the break which only went to 18-4 at full time. Although the score was tight Saints never looked like they would take this one. Scorers Wigan; Tries Tomkins, O’Loughlin, Finch Goald Charnley 3, St Helens Tries Wellens.
On Sunday the other game was another tight affair down in the Basque country where Warrington Wolves ran out winners by 22-32, having had a big lead of 6-20 at the break, the Catalans fought back in the second period but could not do enough to stop the visitors progressing. Scorers Catalan Dragons; Tries Paea, Simon, Fisher, Duport, Goals Dureau 3. Warrington Wolves; Tries Monaghan, Hodgson, Riley, Wood, Bridge. Goals Hodgson 6.
The draw for the semi-finals produced a Wigan Warriors v Leed Rhinos meeting meaning that we will not have a repeat of last seasons final. The other match is Warrington Wolves v Huddersfield Giants. With the games to be played over the weekend of 14/15 July 2012.