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  1. Sarginson, Tomkins & Charnley (2) for Wigan
  2. Gale and Crooks cross for Castleford in second half
  3. Manfredi adds controversial Wigan try
  4. Draw pits Wigan v Hull FC in semi-finals
  5. Hull FC beat Catalans earlier on Saturday

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By Phil Cartwright

All times stated are UK

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Goodbye for now

FT: Wigan 26-12 Castleford

The red button forum continues with Tanya Arnold, Brian Noble, Ashton Sims and Robbie Hunter-Paul for the next few minutes.

However, that's it from me on the live text commentary. Thanks for joining me today.


FT: Wigan 26-12 Castleford

Castleford coach Daryl Powell told BBC Sport: "Wigan were really good. They started like a house on fire and we didn't handle the physicality of it. We made too many errors and they defended really well throughout the game.

"We're out of the Challenge Cup but we've got to kick on. We've got four games left to get in the Super 8s. We've got to change a few things mentality-wise, and if we do that we've got a chance "

Well, that's a tasty draw.

Super League leaders Hull FC will face the 19-times Challenge Cup winners Wigan in a repeat of the 2013 final, while this season's surprise package Wakefield will take on Warrington.

"Two cracking ties", says Brian Noble. Hard to disagree.

Both will be televised live on the BBC, and we'll have live text commentaries on the BBC Sport website and app.

Semi-final draw reaction

Wigan v Hull FC, Warrington v Wakefield

Wakefield will be a tough one. They've exceeded expectations and they're playing a great brand of rugby. The players are really responding to Chris Chester.

Ashton SimsWarrington prop on BBC Two

BreakingChallenge Cup semi-final draw

Here we go then - here's the semi-final line-up....

Wigan Warriors v Hull FC

Warrington Wolves v Wakefield Trinity Wildcats

Ties to be played on 29-30 July.

FT: Wigan 26-12 Castleford

So we know our four semi-finalists - we'll have details of the draw for the last four shortly.

Our red button forum has begun - click on the play button to watch online.


FT: Wigan 26-12 Castleford

Wigan full-back Sam Tomkins told BBC Two: "It means a lot to us. A lot of the lads in the team have experienced this before and know exactly how it feels to be at Wembley. Second half, I think we were scrappy. We can work on that."


FT: Wigan 26-12 Castleford

Wigan head coach Shaun Wane told BBC Two: "It was a good first 40 minutes. In the second half, we went off the boil a little bit. We were good for the win, though."

Full time

Wigan 26-12 Castleford

So it's Wigan Warriors who complete the Challenge Cup semi-final line-up.

Reaction from their victory to come, plus the draw for the last four.

TRY - Wigan 26-12 Castleford

Ben Crooks, goal Luke Gale

Brilliant agile work by Joel Monaghan to set up Ben Crooks for Castleford's second try in the corner

But it's too little, too late for the Tigers.

Wigan 26-6 Castleford

The game may be gone, but credit to Castleford, who are still giving their all in the final minutes to get some more points on the board.

Just some early missed tackles by the Tigers that have been the difference in this one.

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More reaction to the decision to award that Dom Manfredi try a few minutes ago...

It's time to change rules. On-field refs are having to guess if it is a try or not before referring to VR. Then it's hard to overturn #BBCRL

Shocking new rules btw, need a rethink quickly, video ref did not want to give that , but could not overrule, #bbcrl

It was a try, he grounded the ball with his shoulder. Right decision but given the wrong way by Hicks #CCWigCas #BBCRL

Wigan 26-6 Castleford

Less than 10 minutes remaining and, barring a miraculous comeback, Wigan will join Wakefield, Warrington and Hull FC in the Challenge Cup semi-final draw - which takes place at the conclusion of this match.

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It is fair to say that many of you aren't too impressed with that decision for the Dom Manfredi try...

What a joke of a decision. Shocking that #bbcrl

What kind of decision is that????? He was nowhere near that ball. 🏉 👇🏽 #Bbcrl

I'm a Wigan fan but that was not a try. Missed it by a mile, ref has been poor this game #bbcrl

He does not touch that! What awful officiating. I saw that first go. Pathetic. #BBCRL #ChallengeCup

Wigan 26-6 Castleford

Jonathan Davies

Former Great Britain international on BBC Two

I don't think he touched that whatsoever. How he has given that, I don't know. If the referee isn't sure, why does he have to make a decision?

TRY - Wigan 26-6 Castleford

Dom Manfredi

Dom Manfredi

Wigan surely now into the semi-finals of the Challenge Cup - albeit in slightly controversial circumstances.

A kick through isn't dealt with and Dom Manfredi touches it down, rules the on-field official.

It goes up to the video referee, who says he can't find sufficient evidence to overturn the on-field decision.

It looks a debatable one, but it's given, and Wigan extend their lead again to 20 points.

Dom Manfredi

Wigan 22-6 Castleford

Oh, almost one of those tries there. Five metres out, Junior Moors almost apologetically stops play, knowing Castleford are going to be penalised for obstruction.

Wigan 22-6 Castleford

Despite that try from Luke Gale, Castleford still require three converted scores to win this Challenge Cup tie. A big ask.

TRY - Wigan 22-6 Castleford

Luke Gale, goal Luke Gale

A sniff of hope for Castleford!

Luke Gale finishes off a well-constructed move underneath the posts and then converts his own try.

About 20 minutes left to make up 16 points in this quarter-final.

Wigan 22-0 Castleford

You may have inadvertently heard a huge scream of delight from Jonathan Davies on the BBC Two coverage - do you think he's heard that Wales have beaten Northern Ireland 1-0 to reach the last eight at Euro 2016?

Follow reaction to that match here.

Wigan 22-0 Castleford

Ouch - Wigan's Ryan Sutton mistimes a tackle and catches a big knock to the head. Unsurprisingly, he's taken off the field for a precautionary check.

Wigan 22-0 Castleford

Jonathan Davies

Ex-Great Britain international on BBC Two

It's up to Castleford now to grab this game by the scruff of the neck, get the confidence going, get the scoreboard going.

Wigan 22-0 Castleford

The video referee is required again to determine whether Denny Solomona has got over the line for Castleford.

His knee was in touch as he grounded the ball, and the Tigers remain without any points in this Challenge Cup quarter-final.

Wigan 22-0 Castleford

Opportunities for both sides early in the second period, created by breaks from deep, but neither can cross the whitewash.

Wigan 22-0 Castleford

A reminder that you can take your pick of television and radio coverage options at the top of the page, and that we'll be bringing you the Challenge Cup semi-final at the conclusion of this match.


Wigan 22-0 Castleford

We're back under way in the second half with a long kick forward into the Wigan half by Castleford's Luke Gale.

HT: Wigan 22-0 Castleford

Brian Noble

Ex-Great Britain coach on BBC Two

The Wigan pack, for me, are just having it all their own way.

Hull power into semi-finals

Result: Hull FC 22-8 Catalans Dragons

Danny Houghton

Earlier, Wakefield and Warrington were joined in the last four of the Challenge Cup by Hull FC, who beat Catalans Dragons 22-8.

Read Tom Garry's match report here.

First-half reaction

HT: Wigan 22-0 Castleford

We've got to keep hold of the ball. We're good enough to break them down, they've been really good with their scrambling. The more we're down there, we'll score some points and make a good crack at it.

Luke DornCastleford full-back on BBC Two

First-half reaction

HT: Wigan 22-0 Castleford

We've been the best team. Castleford are a good side and when we played them a few weeks ago, they came back well in the second half. So when we come back out onto the field we're coming back with a 0-0 mentality.

Sam TomkinsWigan full-back on BBC Two


Wigan 22-0 Castleford


Wigan's clinical finishing has been the difference here.

One try for Dan Sarginson, one for Sam Tomkins, two for Josh Charnley. Wigan in control.

Castleford have had their fair share of territory, but haven't found a way past the Warriors' defence. Much work to do for the Tigers.

Wigan 22-0 Castleford

Castleford have to score next, ideally before half-time, if they're to have any realistic chance of winning this quarter-final.

Wigan 22-0 Castleford

It probably took five or six seconds to switch from one corner to the other. Most teams wouldn't be able to defend that, it's that crisp, that swift. It's very, very hard to defend.

Kevin BrownWidnes captain on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

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Josh Charnley

Two tries in five minutes for winger Josh Charnley and Wigan are moving into an unassailable lead.

Charnley dives in at the corner and the video referee confirms he grounded the ball.

That's 158 tries in 161 Wigan games for Charnley. Prolific.

Wigan 18-0 Castleford

The difference at the moment is the try-line defence. Great break, and he's away. It's all about being clinical and Wigan have been very, very clinical so far.

Jonathan DaviesFormer Wales & Great Britain international on BBC Two

TRY - Wigan 18-0 Castleford

Josh Charnley, goal Matty Smith

Wigan have a third try without reply inside 29 minutes.

It's created by a superb initial break by Taulima Tautai, and when the ball breaks to the left wing, Josh Charnley dives over from close range.

Matty Smith nails the kick from the touchline. Any way back for Castleford, who now trail 18-0?

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Wigan 12-0 Castleford

Defensively, Wigan have been awesome so far.

Castleford are trying their best to find a way through - and you would fancy them to at some stage, given the creative talent they have in attack - but as yet they haven't scored any points.

Wigan 12-0 Castleford

Castleford are almost in down the left side but Denny Solomona is denied by a superb tackle by Sam Tomkins. The video referee makes sure.

The Tigers have a penalty though, as Dom Manfredi is deemed to have made a high tackle on Luke Dorn.

200 up for Joel

Wigan 12-0 Castleford

Joel Tomkins
Rex Features

Joel Tomkins is on the pitch for Wigan to make his 200th appearance for the Warriors.

He's in his second spell with the club, having taken a break from rugby league to play rugby union for Saracens and England.