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Summary

  1. Hull FC reach second Challenge Cup final in four years
  2. Wigan - Tries: Williams, Isa; Smith 2 goals
  3. Hull FC - Tries: Michaels, Talanoa; Sneyd 4 goals
  4. Warrington face Wakefield on Saturday
  5. Final at Wembley on 27 August

Live Reporting

By Phil Cartwright

All times stated are UK

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Hull FC reach Wembley

FT: Wigan 12-16 Hull

So it's Hull FC who will be at Wembley on 27 August, following a superb semi-final win over Wigan Warriors.

I'll leave you with a link to Andrew Aloia's match report below, and hope you can join BBC Sport again from 14:00 BST on Saturday to find out who the Black and Whites will play in the 2016 Challenge Cup final.

Fetuli Talanoa (right) celebrates his try for Hull FC with Mark Minichiello

Wigan Warriors 12-16 Hull FC

Fetuli Talanoa pounces on a costly Wigan mistake to help Hull FC reach their second Challenge Cup final in four years.

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Hull v who at Wembley?

Saturday: Warrington v Wakefield (14:30 BST)

Ben Jones-Bishop
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Which club will join Hull FC in the Challenge Cup final? We'll find out tomorrow as Warrington face Wakefield at Leigh Sports Village.

The Wolves needed Kurt Gidley's late penalty to squeeze past Widnes in the last eight, while Wakefield defeated Huddersfield to reach the last four for the first time since 2008.

Live text, radio and BBC One coverage starts at 14:00 BST.

Hull FC reach Wembley

FT: Wigan 12-16 Hull

What a cracking game - one of the best of the season so far. Well done Hull, see you at Wembley #bbcrl

Best team rightly won. A Hull/Warrington final will be a great watch! #ChallengeCup #bbcrl

@BBCSport Well done Hull Fc brilliant performance from them and Sneyd was sensational. Great effort to from an injury hit Wigan side. #bbcrl

No complaints with that result. Too many needless errors from Wigan tonight, Hull with more resolve and composure #bbcrl

Fantastic #ChallengeCup semi. Best team won. Composed and capable under pressure #bbcrl

Hull FC reach Wembley

FT: Wigan 12-16 Hull

Wigan head coach Shaun Wane told BBC Sport: "They were the best team, but I would say I'm very proud of our efforts.

"People don't understand how busted we were but the effort of that group of 17 players was outstanding.

"Hull were the best team, they deserve to be at Wembley and all the best to them."

Watch: Isa try gives Wigan hope

FT: Wigan 12-16 Hull

Willie Isa gave Wigan hope with a try nine minutes from the end, but ultimately it was not enough as Hull held on to reach the Challenge Cup final.

Watch: Talanoa takes advantage of dropped catch

FT: Wigan 12-16 Hull

Shortly afterwards, Fetuli Talanoa then took advantage of Dom Manfredi's dropped catch to give Hull the lead.

Watch: Hull strike early in second half

FT: Wigan 12-16 Hull

Here's how Hull turned things around in the second half, having trailed 6-2 at the interval and then fallen further behind to a Matty Smith penalty.

It all started with this Steve Michaels finish after a well-worked move. Marc Sneyd then converted to level the scores.

Hull FC reach Wembley

FT: Wigan 12-16 Hull

Fetuli Talanoa celebrates his try for Hull FC
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Well we have our first Challenge Cup finalists - congratulations to Hull FC.

Hull FC reach Wembley

FT: Wigan 12-16 Hull

Richard Stead

BBC Radio Humberside commentator

My goodness, it's been hard work for anyone involved in this - players, coaches and fans. Hull FC have not done it easy tonight but the Black and Whites have done enough - and that's all that matters.

Hull FC reach Wembley

FT: Wigan 12-16 Hull

Hull FC captain Gareth Ellis told BBC Sport: "You sometimes think that these opportunities aren't going to come. We've been outstanding all year and we were outstanding tonight.

"The effort we showed, particularly in defence by our try line, was outstanding. Wigan are a top side and we had to do it tough tonight."

Hull FC reach Wembley

FT: Wigan 12-16 Hull

Hull FC head coach Lee Radford told BBC Sport: "I'm really pleased. There wasn't a great deal between the sides. It really was who wanted it most towards that back end and I just felt we had that little bit extra."

Hull FC reach Wembley

FT: Wigan 12-16 Hull

Hull FC half-back Marc Sneyd told BBC Sport: "It's unbelievable. I'm speechless.

"To be able to defend like that against Wigan is amazing. We knew they could hold out against good attacks, we needed to stay patient and it paid off with a couple of tries."

BreakingFull time: Wigan 12-16 Hull

Hull FC celebrate
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A Wigan knock-on, and the final hooter has sounded!

And it's Hull FC who are heading to Wembley for the Challenge Cup final on 27 August.

Reaction to follow shortly to a wonderful semi-final contest.

Wigan 12-16 Hull

Hull complete their set of six by thrashing the ball into touch.

Wigan have six tackles and 55 seconds to snatch a place in the Challenge Cup final.

Wigan 12-16 Hull

Wigan's Ryan Sutton knocks on - the ball, and the outcome of this Challenge Cup semi-final, is in Hull's hands now.

Wigan 12-16 Hull

Wigan on the attack, Wigan kick through, Hull carry the ball out behind the sticks.

Less than three minutes to go. Perhaps two more sets for Wigan?

Video referee: No try

Wigan 12-16 Hull

Hull fans were possibly starting to look at train times to Wembley on 27 August while Mark Minichiello was streaking clear to touch down under the posts.

But hang on. The video referee spots a knock-on from the big forward and we go all the way back to halfway.

It's not over yet and, my word, it's nervy.

Wigan 12-16 Hull

A stoppage for a knock-on, and tiring bodies are strewn all over the Keepmoat Stadium turf.

These players have left everything out there in this Challenge Cup semi-final.

TRY: Wigan 12-16 Hull

Willie Isa

My goodness me, we have a game on now!

Hull's defence finally cracks under huge Wigan pressure, with George Williams' pass setting up Willie Isa for the Warriors' second score.

Oh, but Matty Smith slides the kick wide - will that prove crucial? They need to score another try now, when a goal would have been enough to tie had Smith slotted that one over.

Wigan 8-16 Hull

Penalties galore for Wigan but Hull are holding firm for now. Being 10 minutes from Wembley focuses the mind and concentrates those energies somewhat.

Wigan 8-16 Hull

Nick Pinkney

BBC Radio Humberside

It's heart in mouth stuff - you're really expecting something from Wigan but it's all coming to nothing. Hull FC seem to have the edge on this game at the moment in time but it still doesn't make it any less nervy.

Wigan 8-16 Hull

Hull FC's Danny Houghton
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This man is going to be key in the final few minutes for Hull.

Like a fine wine, Hull hooker Danny Houghton is getting better and better with age and his boundless energy is a real inspiration to his team-mates in black and white.

Wigan 8-16 Hull

A last-tackle penalty goes against Hull this time, giving Wigan a set of six starting just 10 metres out, but the Warriors can't make anything of it.

The frustration is growing for Wigan coach Shaun Wane - he's rocking backwards and forwards on his seat in the stands, with a face reminiscent of mine as a kid when my mum told me I had to come in for my tea.

He won't be happy with the swift break that takes Hull within sight of the try line either, but Wigan just about escape.

PENALTY: Wigan 8-16 Hull

Marc Sneyd

Before that stoppage, Hull had built some real momentum with two tries in the space of a few minutes.

In their first set of six after the resumption, they get a penalty as Carlos Tuimavave is held down on the fifth tackle.

Marc Sneyd slots it over for his fourth goal of the night, and Hull have an eight-point advantage.

Wigan 8-14 Hull

After several minutes of treatment, Hull's Mahe Fonua leaves the field on a stretcher - to warm applause from both sets of supporters at the Keepmoat Stadium.

Fonua holds a thumb up to the crowd - that's a relief to see.

Wigan 8-14 Hull

Concern on the face of Hull coach Lee Radford as Mahe Fonua gets his head in the wrong position for an attempted tackle and goes down very heavily. He appeared to be knocked out before he hit the ground.

Hull FC's Mahe Fonua gets treatment on the field
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Understandably, the correct precautions are taken with a head injury and there's a lengthy delay in play.  

Wigan 8-14 Hull

As Wigan look to rebuild, is this the man who might have taken Hull a step closer to Wembley?

Fetuli Talanoa had the simplest of tasks to touch down in the corner following Dom Manfredi's error.

Hull, having began the second half behind, are now in control of the semi-final.

Hull FC's Fetuli Talanoa
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Wigan 8-14 Hull

Brian Noble

Ex-Great Britain coach, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

You have to say that it has been about the pressure, Hull are pounding the line. It's all about the stress and pressure they are putting on Wigan.

Wigan 8-14 Hull

The replays of that Fetuli Talanoa try for Hull show heads in hands from Dom Manfredi and his coach Shaun Wane.

On such moments, big games turn.

TRY: Wigan 8-14 Hull

Fetuli Talanoa, goal Marc Sneyd

Hull didn't have to wait long for another score - they're in front for the first time!

Marc Sneyd kicks high into the in-goal area, the ball slips through the hands of Wigan winger Dom Manfredi and Fetuli Talanoa picks up the pieces to touch down.

Video referee: No try

Wigan 8-8 Hull

Hull appeal for a second try in quick succession - we'll need some help from the video referee to decide if they've done it...

Video referee Robert Hicks checks for offside, knock-ons and all sorts, and eventually concludes that Jamie Shaul didn't ground the ball cleanly after Wigan full-back Sam Tomkins had failed to gather a grubber kick through.

As you were.

Wigan 8-8 Hull

BBC Two commentator Dave Woods mentions the possibility of golden-point extra-time. Stop it, Dave! Still plenty of time left yet to find a winner!

TRY: Wigan 8-8 Hull

Steve Michaels, goal Marc Sneyd

Marvellous, marvellous try by Hull FC.

A couple of excellent offloads by Carlos Tuimavave and Frank Pritchard set up Steve Michaels to finish off in the corner.

Can Marc Sneyd nail the kick at goal from the touchline to bring Hull level? Yes he can!

Wigan 8-2 Hull

Matty Smith
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Matty Smith, who has kicked both of his attempts at goal so far in this semi-final, has fond memories of facing Hull in the Challenge Cup.

The Wigan half-back was named man of the match as the Warriors beat Hull 16-0 in the final, with Smith's kicking in damp conditions proving pivotal to their victory.

PENALTY: Wigan 8-2 Hull

Matty Smith

Wigan make a points-scoring start to the second half as referee Ben Thaler awards a penalty against Liam Watts for holding down Warriors back-rower John Bateman.

Matty Smith slots over from close range and Wigan's lead is back up to six points.

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Wigan 6-2 Hull FC

@BBCSport Brilliant brutal first half with defence's well on top. I expect Wigan to tire in the final 20 and Hull Fc to win by 12. #bbcrl

Completion rates letting this game down. Still a good half of Rugby League though. #BBCRL #CCWigHul

In the balance. But I'm still hopeful #HullFC

This semi-final is still in the balance and one of these sides is 40 minutes away from Wembley - which way will it go?

Hull, four points behind, kick us off in the second period.

Wolves or Wildcats at Wembley?

Saturday: Warrington v Wakefield (14:30 BST)

Kurt Gidley
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The second Challenge Cup semi-final takes place tomorrow, with Warrington facing Wakefield at Leigh Sports Village.

The Wolves needed Kurt Gidley's late penalty to squeeze past Widnes in the last eight, while Wakefield defeated Huddersfield to reach the last four for the first time since 2008.

Live text, radio and BBC One coverage starts at 14:00 BST.

Picture of the day

HT: Wigan 6-2 Hull

Funniest moment of the first half? Wigan's Ryan Sutton trying to burst past Mark Minichiello and Gareth Ellis with his shirt over his head.

Ryan Sutton
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Watch: Ellis attempted try not given

HT: Wigan 6-2 Hull

Certainly the big decision from the first half was Hull captain Gareth Ellis having an attempted try not given. Do you think the ball touched the line?

Watch: Sneyd scores penalty for Hull

HT: Wigan 6-2 Hull

Marc Sneyd replied with a penalty for Hull to get the first points on the board for the Black and Whites. He couldn't really have missed this one from 15 metres.