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Summary

  1. Venue: Halliwell Jones Stadium

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

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Commentaries

All matches start at 15:00 BST

We have a number of other commentaries available today, a full list can be seen below, which you can find here

Challenge Cup

Warrington Wolves v Widnes Vikings - BBC Radio Merseyside

Leeds Rhinos v Barrow Raiders - BBC Radio Leeds and BBC Radio Cumbria

Swinton Lions v Wigan Warriors - BBC Radio Manchester

League 1

York City Knights v Coventry - BBC Radio York

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Preview

Warrington Wolves v Widnes Vikings

Warrington have captain Chris Hill back from international duty with England for the derby against Widnes.

Kevin Brown and Stefan Ratchford are also included after playing for England against Samoa as Wire look for a fifth straight win at home.

Widnes have a number of new injury problems with Denis Betts forced to make seven changes.

Sam Brooks, Greg Burke, Ted Chapelhow, Jordan Johnstone, Manase Manuokafoa, Lloyd Roby and Liam Walsh come in.

Warrington last won the Challenge Cup in 2012 and were losing finalists at Wembley last year when they were beaten 12-10 by Hull FC.

Widnes have lost five of their last six games and have not won at the Halliwell Jones Stadium since August 2013, with Warrington winning the last six home meetings.

Kurt Gidley has three tries for Warrington so far this season
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Squads

Warrington Wolves v Widnes Vikings

Warrington (from): Atkins, Brown, Cooper, Crosby, Dwyer, Gidley, Hill, Hughes, Jullien, G King, Lineham, Livett, Patton, Philbin, Ratchford, Russell, Sims, Smith, Westwood

Widnes (from): Ah Van, Brooks, Buchanan, Burke, Cahill, J Chapelhow, T Chapelhow, Dudson, Hanbury, Heremaia, Johnstone, Manuokafoa, Mellor, O'Carroll, Olbison, Roby, Runciman, Walker, Walsh