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  1. FT: Warrington 56-12 Wakefield
  2. Warrington to face Hull at Wembley on 27 August
  3. Warrington tries: Hughes, Clark, Evans, Gidley, Sandow, Ratchford, Currie, T King 2, Westwood
  4. Wakefield tries: Hall, Jowitt

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By Nathan Middleton

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Warrington reach Wembley

FT: Warrington 56-12 Wakefield

That's all folks.

Thank you for your company and your interaction during the game and the forum after.

Don't forget we have you fully covered across the BBC for your rugby league needs, but we'll be with you again at Wembley on 27 August for Hull FC against Warrington Wolves - the first time they have met in the Challenge Cup final. 

Until then, enjoy the rest of your Saturday.

Warrington reach Wembley

FT: Warrington 56-12 Wakefield


So a month to go and then we can ramp up the pre-match chat again for the final - Hull FC v Warrington.

Will the Black and Whites win the competition for the first time since 2005, or can Wire repeat their 2012 success?

Whatever the score, it should be a cracker.

Warrington reach Wembley

FT: Warrington 56-12 Wakefield

Chris Sandow
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If you are just coming in, you've missed 12 tries this afternoon, but mainly an attacking masterclass by Warrington.

For a rundown of everything that happened at Leigh Sports Village, you can read Phil Cartwright's match report.

WATCH: Ratchford finishes fine countering move

FT: Warrington 56-12 Wakefield

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Warrington reach Wembley

FT: Warrington 56-12 Wakefield

Brian Noble

Ex-Great Britain coach on BBC rugby league forum

"There is going to have to be some tactical decision to separate Warrington and Hull.

"They both have big packs, good dummy halves and Warrington are going to have to work out how to stop the big boppers. It will be an intriguing game."

Warrington reach Wembley

FT: Warrington 56-12 Wakefield

Jamie Peacock

Former England captain on BBC rugby league forum

"There won't be a favourite in the final. It should be an absolute classic with both Warrington and Hull having high-calibre players in their teams."

WATCH: Tremendous try from Sandow

FT: Warrington 56-12 Wakefield

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'Get on your dancing shoes'

FT: Warrington 56-12 Wakefield

Warrington players

Party time in the Warrington dressing room.

Lots of celebrating, lots of dancing, lots of flesh.

Warrington reach Wembley

FT: Warrington 56-12 Wakefield

Warrington prop Ashton Sims on BBC's rugby league forum: "it was really tough in that first 20 minutes. Full credit to Wakefield as they showed a lot of fight and spirit.

"I've only heard about Wembley but we're not getting ahead of ourselves. There will be some tumble weed in Warrington when all the fans go down there."

'Warrington were far too good'

FT: Warrington 56-12 Wakefield

Wakefield head coach Chris Chester on BBC's rugby league forum: "It was tough but I'm proud of these guys. We've come a long way in this short space of time. They never give in and the fans have been great today.

"Warrington were far too good for us and far too quick, and good luck to them in the final.

"I think my side will learn a lot from today and I think we tried to hard in certain areas. We'll be ok for the rest of the season."

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FT: Warrington 56-12 Wakefield

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You can hear more reaction to the game and your tweets at the top of this page.

Warrington reach Wembley

FT: Warrington 56-12 Wakefield

This is the final we've been waiting for for a few years. It's going to be a fantastic day out and hopefully we're in for a classic game.

Denis BettsWidnes head coach on BBC One

Warrington reach Wembley

FT: Warrington 56-12 Wakefield

Warrington forward and man of the match Jack Hughes on BBC One: "What an outstanding effort.

"We went behind early but we didn't panic and we got the rewards from that."

Warrington reach Wembley

FT: Warrington 56-12 Wakefield

Warrington head coach Tony Smith on BBC One: "It's been a while for our club to get to one of the big finals, so it's a nice feeling.

"The game was pretty one-sided. While Wakefield didn't give in, my team did a good job from the outset.

"The momentum of the game was one way but Chris Chester should be proud of Wakefield's efforts."

Hull FC v Warrington final

FT: Warrington 56-12 Wakefield

Stefan Ratchford

So after three years of missing out at the semi-final stage, Warrington make it to Wembley.

The will play Hull FC on 27 August in what promises to be a high-quality final.

BreakingFull-time: Warrington 56-12 Wakefield

Chris Sandow

TRY: Warrington 56-12 Wakefield

Toby King

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Toby King becomes the first man to score twice today.

You credit the dummies and his silky run, but really the Wakefield defence has just downed tools there.

Stefan Ratchford is unable to take Wire up to 58 points.

Warrington 52-12 Wakefield

The football skills coming out now. 

Stefan Ratchford's grubber is blocked, he hacks it forward and then as he is about to dive on it Max Jowitt buts in a sliding tackle to kick it out.

And by sliding tackle, I do mean football sliding tackle.

Warrington 52-12 Wakefield

A knock-on from Jack Hughes in one of very few mistakes for Warrington today.

Can Wakefield get a third score before the hooter?

NO TRY: Warrington 52-12 Wakefield

There's not another moment Wakefield fans can enjoy as Craig Hall's try is ruled out for a double movement.


Warrington 52-12 Wakefield

Have Wakefield got themselves another consolation try? The referee thinks so, but does the video referee?

Warrington 52-12 Wakefield

One or two fans beginning to head for the exits and I'm not sure which ones.

Warrington fans knowing their team has won or Wakefield supporters who have had enough.

Warrington 52-12 Wakefield

You may think I'm mad but I reckon #wire are going to win this one. Just a feeling I've got #bbcrl

You and me both Andrew, but let's see what happens...

Warrington 52-12 Wakefield

There is a pre-season or testimonial feel to the atmosphere now.

Still a bit of chanting, but they are mainly Warrington fans about their trip to Wembley.

Ben Westwood

TRY: Warrington 52-12 Wakefield

Max Jowitt, goal Liam Finn

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They have you know!

Huge cheers from the Wakefield fans, as you would expect, as Jacob Miller's invention is latched onto and after another pass inside to Max Jowitt, he has work to do to finish it, but he does that work well.

With Liam Finn's kick, just another 40 points to go.


Warrington 52-6 Wakefield

Have Wakefield got a consolation score here? On first viewing, that looked good.

Warrington 52-6 Wakefield

Chris Sandow

Nine tries for Warrington and nine different try scorers.

It's been an impressive attacking display.

TRY: Warrington 52-6 Wakefield

Ben Westwood, goal Stefan Ratchford

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We spoke about the class of 34-year-old Kurt Gidley, but a superb line from Ben Westwood at 35on his 383rd appearance gets Warrington to 50 points.

The replay shows suspicions of a knock-on as the ball was placed down, with the video referee not used.

Stefan Ratchford takes over kicking duties and slots his first.

Warrington 46-6 Wakefield

Warrington just seem to be camped inside the Wakefield half right now.

A knock on from Craig Hall trying to stop a kick through means that will remain the same.

Trinity are back up to 13-men again though as David Fifita is back on after his sin-bin.

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Warrington 46-6 Wakefield

Not the best advert for Rugby League this, one sided. Can't quite work out if Wire have been awesome or if Wakefield are just woeful #bbcrl

This Wakefield defence is simply pathetic today. How did they allow that Try to be scored. #bbcrl #ChallengeCup

Don't forget the forum about this match after the game with us here online, where the pundits in Leigh will be analysing the match and considering the final.

Anything you want to ask them, use #bbcrl on Twitter.

Warrington 46-6 Wakefield

John Kear

Former England coach on BBC One

Wakefield look a broken group at the minute.

TRY: Warrington 46-6 Wakefield

Toby King, goal Kurt Gidley

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If it wasn't done before, it is now.   

The ball is gathered from the floor and Brad Dwyer's superb kick is latched onto by Toby King in the footrace.

Kurt Gidley's taken off after slotting another kick between the sticks.

Warrington 40-6 Wakefield

Jon Wilkin

St Helens captain on BBC One

That's why Ben Currie has 55 career tries in 100-odd games. He's got the speed of a centre, the smartness of a half-back and the strength of a forward. There are a lot of things going for Ben Currie.

TRY: Warrington 40-6 Wakefield

Ben Currie, goal Kurt Gidley

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Just after Wakefield are held up over the line, they throw an intercept pass that allows Warrington up the other end.

Matty Russell is caught by Ben Jones-Bishop, but Wire are eventually in through Ben Currie - his 17th try this season.

The touchline attempt from Kurt Gidley is good and they are now up to 40 points.

Record breakers?

Warrington 34-6 Wakefield

We're not quite in record breaking territory just yet, but for those who are interested these are the records for a Challenge Cup semi-final:

Highest score: Wigan 71 Bradford Northern 10 (1992)

Widest margin: Wigan 70 London Broncos 0 (2013)

SIN BIN: Warrington 34-6 Wakefield

Chris Sandow has been unstoppable at times today but this is a bit too aggressive.

Wakefield's David Fifita mistimes his tackle and catches Sandow with a swift right arm that results in 10 minutes on the touchline and his team down to 12 men.

Warrington 34-6 Wakefield

Robbie Hunter-Paul

Former New Zealand international on BBC One

The Warrington fans are beginning to sing "Wem-ber-lee, Wem-ber-lee..." so I think they know where they're going.

Warrington celebrate
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TRY: Warrington 34-6 Wakefield

Stefan Ratchford, goal Kurt Gidley

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This is in danger of becoming a real rout.

Ryan Atkins' superb offload sets Matty Russell free, he sprints 30m before setting up Stefan Ratchford to cruise in. Superb counter attacking try.

This time Kurt Gidley gets his radar right for another couple.

TRY: Warrington 28-6 Wakefield

Chris Sandow

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Dodge, duck, dip, dive and dodge.

Tremendous try from Chris Sandow who receives an offload from a tackle and twists and turns with his body and eyes to go over.

Kurt Gidley misses his second of the afternoon, but Warrington are heading to Wembley right now.

Warrington 24-6 Wakefield

Back on the pitch, Wakefield skipper Danny Kirmond fails to hear it's the last tackle and charges up the middle so the ball is turned over.

Even start after the break though so far.