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  1. Challenge Cup quarter-final result: Leeds Rhinos 58-0 Featherstone Rovers
  2. Leeds score 10 tries to join Salford in semi-finals
  3. Super League result: Huddersfield Giants 24-16 St Helens
  4. Gaskell's late try secures win for Giants

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By Matt Newsum and Phil Cartwright

All times stated are UK

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Two down...

FT: Leeds 58-0 Featherstone

Brad Singleton celebrates his try

So two teams are in the hat for the semi-finals of the 2017 Challenge Cup, four teams remain.

Salford smashed Wakefield to book their spot, and Leeds Rhinos showed their ruthless best to see off Championship side Featherstone, keeping them scoreless in the face of plenty of effort.

Tomorrow sees Warrington take on Wigan, two teams off the boil but still equally dangerous, before Hull FC and Castleford - arguably the two most explosive teams in the competition - battle on Sunday.

Two games, four heavyweight sides, here on the BBC. Can't wait.

Join us tomorrow. Until then, goodnight.

Challenge Cup reaction

FT: Leeds 58-0 Featherstone

Leeds head coach Brian McDermott tells Sky Sports: "We got a good workout. In the whole of the first 40 minutes, we never really got away from Featherstone. Their effort probably caught up with them but we came up with some special plays as well."

Featherstone head coach Jon Sharp: "Leeds were excellent. Their completion percentage was up in the 80s, whereas we were at about 40% and you can't do that against a full-time team as good as Leeds."

Still to come

Hull FC v Castleford (Sunday, 15:00 BST)

The last of the quarter-finals sees holders Hull FC take on Super League leaders Castleford.

Hull defeated Warrington at Wembley last August to win the Challenge Cup for the first time in 11 years.

However, their defence of the trophy will be severely tested by in-form Castleford, who are six points clear at the top of the Super League table.

We've got coverage on BBC Two, BBC Radio 5 live, BBC local radio and live text commentary on the BBC Sport website and app.

Hull fans - if you're feeling particularly nostalgic, click on the play button below to watch highlights of that famous Wembley win.

Still to come

Warrington v Wigan (Saturday, 15:00 BST)

The third of this season's Challenge Cup quarter-finals is a repeat of 2016's Super League Grand Final.

Warrington and Wigan have both had indifferent seasons in league competition, so the Challenge Cup may provide their best hope of silverware this term.

There's also the prospect of Wigan and England full-back Sam Tomkins possibly returning after a long injury absence.

You can follow the game live on BBC One, BBC Radio 5 live, BBC local radio and with our live text commentary on the BBC Sport website and app.

Sam Tomkins

FT: Leeds 58-0 Featherstone

Challenge Cup

Leeds are one step closer to lifting this trophy for the third time in four seasons.

Reaction to their crushing win over Featherstone on the way.

Full time

Leeds 58-0 Featherstone

Leeds celebrate

Leeds Rhinos ruthlessly continue their march towards Wembley in the Challenge Cup with an emphatic second-half display to see off a plucky Featherstone Rovers side.

The first half was fairly even but, as fitness told, the quality and class of the Rhinos' play was rewarded with points.

Featherstone might not have got over the whitewash but they have plenty to be proud of... they've got some huge games in the Championship to rally for - starting with Swinton on Wednesday.

Leeds 58-0 Featherstone

Sloppy couple of minutes for Carl Ablett, first a 'can't be bothered' play-the-ball and then pinged again.

He'll be forgiven no doubt!

Leeds 58-0 Featherstone

Some mini-scuffle goes off between these two teams. Leeds winning by a huge margin would be frustrating for a Featherstone player. Time ticking down.

Meanwhile, Lee Gaskell punishing his old club... funny to think he was starting stand-off when Saints got to the 2011 Grand Final.


Huddersfield 24-16 St Helens

All over in Super League. Huddersfield are up to seventh with a narrow win over St Helens, with Lee Gaskell's late try the clincher for the hosts.


Leeds 58-0 Featherstone

Awww that was the moment to cheer. But it's been denied by Ben Thaler in the satellite truck!

Featherstone deemed to have dropped that in the grounding. Might be the last real chance that.

Leeds 58-0 Featherstone

It would be really easy for Leeds to sit back on this commanding lead but their defensive integrity has not been wavered at any point.

Featherstone all a bit lateral as Leeds shut down the space... ooooooh might be a try here!


Leeds 58-0 Featherstone

Luke Cooper gets a Brad Singleton forearm in his face and it leaves him prone on the turf, cause for concern.

Featherstone's front rower came off worse there in that battle against his opposite number.

Applauded as he gets back to his feet. That'll be sore tomorrow. Fev get the penalty.

Huddersfield 24-16 St Helens

Lee Gaskell

Huddersfield have surely got over the line against St Helens in Super League, with Lee Gaskell getting the Giants' fourth try with four minutes to go.

TRY - Leeds 58-0 Featherstone

Ryan Hall, con Liam Sutcliffe

Ha ha! Good timing Phil.

Leeds have not taken their foot off the gas at any point, they had some shellackings of their own last season - one in round three against Cas this term, and that must be in their minds.

Another on the money special from Liam Sutcliffe, a perfectly-weighted kick hung up to the goal line and there was Ryan Hall to gather and plant down.

Just perfection in terms of the kick.

Leeds 52-0 Featherstone

Featherstone go for another big shift to the right, it's fluid stuff but the move comes to an end after a knock-on.

Phil has just made a good point. How often do Leeds rack up eight or nine tries in a game and Tom Briscoe, Ryan Hall or Kallum Watkins don't score?

They've all been involved in the big moments...

Leeds 52-0 Featherstone

Jack Walker is on for Leeds. He got a hat-trick on debut against Doncaster earlier in the season - that was in the Challenge Cup too.

His first real act was to get a flop from Luke Cooper! He wins his team a penalty.

TRY - Leeds 52-0 Featherstone

Brad Singleton, con Liam Sutcliffe

Two up for the big Cumbrian, Brad Singleton.

Joel Moon slipped him a soft hands pop pass from dummy half and he just bulldozed across.

No let up for Featherstone as Leeds hit 50 and surpass it too with Liam Sutcliffe's eighth successful kick out of nine.

Liam Sutcliffe

Leeds 46-0 Featherstone

Who'd be a full-back eh? Joel Moon slings up another tester of a kick, Ian Hardman catches it but the chasing Rhinos shovel him back behind his goal line.

What can you do?

Featherstone are still getting into tackles and working hard but the waves keep on coming and coming.

Huddersfield 18-16 St Helens

Kyle Amor

"Game on," says BBC Radio Merseyside's Phil Kinsella, as St Helens prop Kyle Amor scores his side's third try at Huddersfield.

There are 14 minutes remaining in tonight's solitary Super League contest.

TRY - Leeds 46-0 Featherstone

Brad Singleton, con Liam Sutcliffe

What a lovely move for a rampaging Brad Singleton to score.

Adam Cuthbertson and Brett Ferres combine with a one-two wrap around play that gets Stevie Ward into space.

Ward was cut down and when the ball was recycled from dummy half, a bounce pass into Singleton's hands sees him crash over.

Crushing stuff from the Rhinos.

Leeds 40-0 Featherstone

Leeds have had a couple of lower-league ties in the Challenge Cup so far while their contemporaries are bashing each other up - Hull FC and Castleford on Sunday being just one example!

Featherstone's end-goal is the place in the top four of the Championship and another Super 8s Qualifiers appearance... they play again on Wednesday!

TRY - Leeds 40-0 Featherstone

Ash Handley, con Liam Sutcliffe

Featherstone are dropping off tackles, unable to cope with the crispness of Leeds' play and they're punished by a third rapid-fire try in the space of six minutes.

The ball went left, Ryan Hall came on a switch pass and then fed the pacy Ash Handley with a smart offload to scamper in.

Cruel on Rovers. That James Lockwood sin-binning has been costly.

TRY - Leeds 34-0 Featherstone

Liam Sutcliffe, con Sutcliffe

Liam Sutcliffe

Leeds pulling even further clear and establishing their dominance, as Liam Sutcliffe dots the ball down over the line.

A sliding move to the right found Tom Briscoe out on the touchline, and he dinked back against the grain for the chasing Sutcliffe to score.

Damage limitation for a tiring Fev team now.

Huddersfield 18-10 St Helens

Daylight for Huddersfield again in Super League as Adam O'Brien darts over from close range.

The lead over St Helens is back up to eight points.

TRY - Leeds 28-0 Featherstone

Carl Ablett, con Liam Sutcliffe

Carl Ablett - the seemingly ageless back-rower - celebrates his 300th career outing with a try.

It all came down to offloads, drawing in the tackles, flicking into the space and it was a classic back-rower's line into space for the score.

Game over.

Leeds 22-0 Featherstone

Michael Knowles' kick downfield just turns Leeds around in their own end. Featherstone walk to the scrum for a breather.

Their defensive work has been gruelling, which leaves less in the tank for attack. It's the difference really between the two teams.

When Leeds have it, they're much fresher. Half an hour to go.

SIN-BIN (Lockwood)

Leeds 22-0 Featherstone

I don't think we've had a sin-binning so far. Featherstone's James Lockwood is the first man to go.

Dangerous contact is what Chris Kendall tells Rovers skipper Ian Hardman. Celebrating his testimonial year in 2017 is Mr Hardman.

Leeds 22-0 Featherstone

Another dangerous Leeds set is mopped up, this time by Jason Walton who claims a Danny McGuire chip ahead of Tom Briscoe under pressure.

Not much made by way of metres from the corresponding set and the clearing kick isn't the best.

Inviting pressure. Now there's a scuffle. Tasty.

Leeds 22-0 Featherstone

Mitch Garbutt

Leeds' heavy artillery in the shape of Mitch Garbutt and Adam Cuthbertson are just about denied by desperate defence.

Then John Davies plucks the ball out of the in-goal and finds his front. Featherstone clear their lines magnificently. Looked hairy for a minute there.

Leeds 22-0 Featherstone

Ah Featherstone! Their move comes to a premature halt after a dummy runner is pulled up for obstruction.

Then John Davies is pinged for offside. Back to back pens have put Leeds in position...

Huddersfield 12-10 St Helens

They're also just back under way in Super League, and St Helens have already crossed the whitewash in the second period against Huddersfield with a well-taken try from Mark Percival.

That one's nicely poised - follow live radio commentary via the audio icons at the top of the page.


Leeds 22-0 Featherstone

Back on for the second-half... Leeds attacking their home Carnegie Stand off the kick-off but Featherstone have forced an early error.

Chance for Fev, 30 out...

Salford through to last four

Thursday: Salford 30-6 Wakefield

We already know one of our Challenge Cup semi-finalists - click on the link below to find out how Salford Red Devils made it through to the last four.

Salford celebrate

Salford 30-6 Wakefield

Salford ease into the Challenge Cup semi-finals with a convincing victory over Super League rivals Wakefield.

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Both these teams have been involved in Wembley classics in the Challenge Cup, not to mention some big ties en route.

Leeds' 1968 'watersplash' final against Wakefield is up there, more recently their 50-0 demolition of Hull KR had a record-breaking five try burst from Tom Briscoe.

Featherstone conquered Bradford Northern on the way to their 1983 success, a game famous for duffle coated kids invading the pitch after Northern centre Ellery Hanley ran the length to score. Who could forget the final that year either?

So, with that in mind. Your favourite Challenge Cup moments are what we're after.

HT: Leeds 22-0 Featherstone

Brett Ferres


Every neutral rugby league fan in the country (yep, even Cas and Wakey fans) will be wanting Featherstone to post some points here.

Leeds fans will be happy with the score but they know there were spells in that game where they had to graft.

Fitness might just will out in the second half. That will open the game up for the likes of Brett Ferres to cause problems with his power and soft hands.


Leeds 22-0 Featherstone

Leeds celebrate

Leeds Rhinos have a foot in the semi-finals of the Challenge Cup after a ruthless first 40 minutes at Headingley.

Stevie Ward and Brett Ferres got early tries to put the Rhinos in control but Featherstone stood up and went toe-to-toe.

They certainly made life difficult for the home side but Joel Moon and Ash Handley tries before the break have taken this game away from them.

Whether Rovers will get the try they deserve might rest on how Leeds approach the next period. Their fans on the Western Terrace at the very least have earned some points to cheer.

TRY - Leeds 22-0 Featherstone

Ash Handley

The big difference between Leeds and Featherstone in attack is the amount of options, the running lines and the switching of the point of the attack... and this try was a perfect example of that.

Leeds pulled Fev out on the right, came back to the left and when Ryan Hall bust the line, Ash Handley was up in support for a walk-in.

Ash Handley
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HT: Huddersfield 12-6 St Helens

Half-time in Super League and St Helens reduced their deficit just before the break at Huddersfield with a try from forward Luke Thompson.

Huddersfield have been on top, so will feel a little aggrieved to only be six points in front.

Leeds 18-0 Featherstone

Brian McDermott

Penny for Brian McDermott's thoughts? His Leeds side have plenty of points on the board and are yet to be breached but it hasn't been all comfortable viewing.

He will be pleased to see that hooker Matt Parcell is back out after his bang on the chops. All stitched up and ready to go.

Featherstone are bang up for this though, just a shame for them they haven't been able to release their back-line in space.

Huddersfield 12-0 St Helens

Huddersfield have doubled their lead against St Helens in Super League just before half-time. Martin Ridyard is the man adjudged to have touched down over the whitewash.

But both teams have lost players with what appear to be injuries, according to our BBC Radio Merseyside commentators. Saints' Ryan Morgan and Giants' Jake Mamo have both gone off before the interval.