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Summary

  1. Hull FC join Wakefield & Warrington in semis
  2. Michaels, Pritchard and Houghton for Hull
  3. Garcia and Yaha cross for Catalans
  4. Sneyd kicks five goals for hosts
  5. Hull FC last won Challenge Cup in 2005

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By Phil Cartwright

All times stated are UK

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FT: Hull FC 22-8 Catalans Dragons

So that's about it for now, but don't go too far away!

Wigan and Castleford are in Challenge Cup quarter-final action later on.

I'm off for a brew and a slice of orange, and I'll be back with live text, radio and BBC Two coverage of the final last-eight tie from 17:15 BST. Hope you can join me then.

FT: Hull FC 22-8 Catalans Dragons

Some news from BBC Radio Humberside regarding the semi-final draw...

Our #rugbyleague commentator @RichardStead understands #HullFC's semi-final will take place at Doncaster. Draw takes place later today.

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FT: Hull FC 22-8 Catalans Dragons

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Hull FC coach Lee Radford told Sky Sports: "We defended really well again. We did the tough stuff really well.

"It will be intriguing to see who we get in the draw. We're 80 minutes away from achieving an unbelievable achievement for this group and that's what we're all striving for."

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FT: Hull FC 22-8 Catalans Dragons

Hull half-back Marc Sneyd told Sky Sports: "It was always going to be a forward battle, they've done their job well today and made my life very easy.

"We killed ourselves a little bit again for the fifth week running, dropping balls and giving easy penalties away, but we managed to do enough to get over the line."

Full time

Hull FC 22-8 Catalans Dragons

Ten successive wins now for Hull FC, who are into the semi-finals of the Challenge Cup.

The Super League leaders join Warrington and Wakefield in the last four.

Reaction on the way from their victory over Catalans Dragons shortly.

Hull FC 22-8 Catalans Dragons

It's always a worrying sight when Hull captain Gareth Ellis goes down injured, given his previous injury woes when he first joined the club a couple of years ago.

It looks like he's got a little cut around his eye, and he leaves the field for the final couple of minutes.

Hull FC 22-8 Catalans Dragons

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Both sides will know they've been in a game today. Wow, it's been physical.

Hull deservedly in front and closing in on a 10th successive victory.

Hull 22-8 Catalans Dragons

Marc Sneyd is trying to kick the life out of Catalans, and he's succeeding.

The Hull half-back puts a dream of a kick out wide and Jodie Broughton can only push it out of play for an attacking scrum for the hosts.

Scott Taylor is held up over the line on the fourth tackle, and Catalans have to boot it out again on the last. The pressure is building...

Hull FC 22-8 Catalans Dragons

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Warrington and Wakefield are already into the last four, Hull FC are about to join them, which team will be the last?

Wigan v Castleford kicks off at 17:30 BST today - follow it live on BBC Two, BBC local radio and here on the website and app.

PENALTY - Hull FC 22-8 Catalans Dragons

Marc Sneyd

Tempted to copy and paste my previous entry...

Catalans are penalised 40 metres from their own line, Hull go for the two points and Marc Sneyd slots between the posts.

A 14-point lead for Hull, who look like they'll be in tonight's semi-final draw.

PENALTY - Hull FC 20-8 Catalans Dragons

Marc Sneyd

Smart play from Hull, who opt to take a pot at goal when Willie Mason is penalised for a high shot.

Marc Sneyd slots it over effortlessly from 40 metres, and the hosts are now two converted tries clear of their French opponents.

Hull FC 18-8 Catalans Dragons

Bang! Fouad Yaha runs straight into Steve Michaels and the Catalans man drops the ball 20 metres from his own line.

But the hosts can't take advantage and cough up possession. As you were.

TRY - Hull FC 18-8 Catalans Dragons

Fouad Yaha

A wonderful 40-20 kick from Thomas Bosc. Catalans in an attacking area...

It's spread to the left wing, they must be in, they are! Fouad Yaha crosses and we've got a game on again.

Hull FC 18-4 Catalans Dragons

It's 11 years since Hull FC last won the Challenge Cup, edging past Leeds in a memorable one-point win in Cardiff in 2005 - Paul Cooke's last-gasp try and all that.

They're close to the line through Mark Minichiello, but the second-rower knocks on and Catalans are still just about in this.

Hull FC 18-4 Catalans Dragons

This could turn into a very, very good season for Hull FC - so often the great enigma of Super League.

Top of the table, looking good bets to finish in the top four, and on course to reach the last four of the Challenge Cup.

Is this their year to pick up some silverware?

TRY - Hull FC 18-4 Catalans Dragons

Danny Houghton, goal Marc Sneyd

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Is this the try that takes Hull FC into the Challenge Cup semi-finals?

Big prop Scott Taylor bursts through two weak Catalans tackles and is suddenly one-on-one with full-back Morgan Escare.

Hooker Danny Houghton is alongside in support and collects a pass easily before coasting over the line.

Hull FC 12-4 Catalans Dragons

There's been a lot of tough stuff. A lot of edge. But we're still waiting for the first real bit of quality to get it really going.

Nick PinkneyEx-England winger on BBC Radio Humberside

Hull FC 12-4 Catalans Dragons

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Well, it's just as physical in the second half as it was in the first. No points to report since half-time.

Hull FC 12-4 Catalans Dragons

Dave Taylor is on the field for Catalans. He's a beast. An absolute beast. It took about five Hull players to drag him down to the ground from one carry during the Dragons' most recent set of six.

Hull FC 12-4 Catalans Dragons

Hull will have to be a little bit wary, here. Catalans are the type of side that can score four tries in a mercurial 10 minutes if they're in the mood.

The home side's forwards were immense in the first half, and another strong effort's required if they are to seal a semi-final spot.

Kick-off

Hull FC 12-4 Catalans Dragons

As the home side get us under way in the second period, a reminder that you can hear live commentary from BBC Radio Humberside by clicking on the audio icon above.

One other thing...

And I almost forgot that we've also got the semi-final draw! That will take place immediately after the Wigan-Castleford game, live on BBC Two.

Still to come

Wigan v Castleford (17:30 BST)

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Later today, we've got the last of our Challenge Cup quarter-finals as Wigan take on Castleford.

Wigan are attempting to achieve a record 20th Challenge Cup triumph.

Watch the game live on BBC Two from 17:15 BST, or follow live text commentary on the BBC Sport website and app.

Highlights

Friday: Warrington 20-18 Widnes

Miss Warrington's win over Widnes last night?

Click on the play button below for one of the key moments - Brad Dwyer's second-half try which put the Wolves 18-12.

Kurt Gidley's late penalty sealed a spot in the Challenge Cup semi-finals for Warrington.

Half-time

Hull FC 12-4 Catalans Dragons

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Hull emerge from a bruising first 40 minutes with a 12-4 lead in this Challenge Cup quarter-final.

A Benjamin Garcia try put Catalans in front, but the hosts replied through Steve Michaels and Frank Pritchard to ensure they would go into the interval ahead.

Still all to play for.

Hull FC 12-4 Catalans Dragons

With Hull 30 metres out on the last tackle, Marc Sneyd attempts a drop-goal. But it's well wide. Well, well wide.

Looks like an eight-point lead at the interval for in-form Hull, who are aiming for a 10th successive victory.

Hull FC 12-4 Catalans Dragons

Catalans miss out on the chance to cut Hull's lead before the interval.

They enjoy some real pressure near the Hull line, but Pat Richards can't gather the ball as it's worked out wide.

Hull FC 12-4 Catalans Dragons

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As you would expect, this has been a very physical battle. About four minutes left to play before the two sides can take a well-earned break from combat.

TRY - Hull FC 12-4 Catalans Dragons

Frank Pritchard, goal Marc Sneyd

Catalans have just found out that when Frank Pritchard runs at you from two metres out, you will not stop him. No wonder they call him "Frank The Tank".

Hull have a second try, Marc Sneyd adds the extras and the home side have an eight-point lead.

Hull FC 6-4 Catalans Dragons

Excellent stuff from Hull FC, who almost get through with Marc Sneyd. The half-back is tackled without the ball and the hosts have a penalty 10 metres out.

They run it, Danny Houghton earns another penalty. They run it, they lose it. Catalans survive.

Hull FC 6-4 Catalans Dragons

Catalans' kicking game isn't quite working at the moment. They've put two or three grubbers through on the last tackle and they've gone straight out of play.

TRY - Hull FC 6-4 Catalans Dragons

Steve Michaels, goal Marc Sneyd

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Steve Michaels is over for Hull, who take the lead as Marc Sneyd knocks over the kick at goal.

Catalans struggle to deal with a high kick and winger Michaels gathers for the Super League leaders, bursts through two tackles and scores.

Hull FC 0-4 Catalans Dragons

Remi Casty is penalised, so Hull can start a set 40 metres from Catalans' line.

Three tackles in, they're at the whitewash but they can't get over, and captain Gareth Ellis knocks on from the next tackle to hand the ball over.

TRY - Hull FC 0-4 Catalans Dragons

Benjamin Garcia

Ah, now we have points! It's the visitors Catalans who get them, courtesy of a try from Benjamin Garcia.

He dots down Glenn Stewart's grubber kick to put the Dragons in front. Not a bad return for Garcia, who rejoined the French club from NRL side Penrith earlier this week.

Pat Richards misses the kick at goal.

Hull FC 0-0 Catalans Dragons

As expected, a hard-fought opening to this Challenge Cup quarter-final. No points thus far.

Hull FC 0-0 Catalans Dragons

Catalans attack again and Hull just about survive - Todd Carney's kick on the last tackle finds Dragons winger Jodie Broughton five metres out, but he's kept out by Fetuli Talanoa.

Hull FC 0-0 Catalans Dragons

The pitch at the KCOM Stadium has just been relaid, and it looks very sandy out there. Whether that has an effect, positively or negatively, remains to be seen.

Referee Ben Thaler has awarded four penalties in the first five minutes, three of them against Hull. Disclipine could be key in this one.

Hull FC 0-0 Catalans Dragons

Hull give away a couple of early penalties, giving Catalans decent field position in the first couple of minutes, but the Dragons can't make the most of it and throw the ball out of play.

Kick-off

Hull FC 0-0 Catalans Dragons

Referee Ben Thaler blows the first whistle and Catalans kick us off.

Listen to live coverage

Hull FC v Catalans Dragons (13:30 BST)

As the two sides take to the field, a reminder that you can listen to live audio commentary of this match from BBC Radio Humberside, by clicking on the audio icon above.

The commentary is also available in the East Yorkshire area on your radio.