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  1. Full-time: Hull 32-24 Castleford
  2. Castleford top of Super League
  3. Hull FC current Challenge Cup holders
  4. Live on BBC Two, Radio 5 live and local radio

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By Josh Hunt

All times stated are UK

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  1. Until the next time...

    FT: Hull FC 32-24 Castleford

    What a wonderful weekend of rugby league we've had.

    After Wigan triumphed in one of the most tense games you could ever wish to watch on Saturday, Hull FC produced a tremendous performance to knock out the runaway Super League leaders.

    A reminder that the Rugby League Forum will run on this page for another 25 minutes, but that's all from me for now.

    Thanks for joining me this weekend. Until the next time, goodbye.

  2. Post update

    FT: Hull FC 32-24 Castleford

    Those semi-finals will take place on the 28 and 29 July.

    We'll be back with full live text commentary of both those games next month, alongside BBC TV coverage.

  3. Rugby League Forum

    FT: Hull FC 32-24 Castleford

    BBC Two's coverage of today's game will be drawing to a close soon, but fear not, for the stream on this page will carry on for another 30 minutes for the Rugby League Forum.

    Just keep watching for more reaction to today's game and the semi-final draw.

  4. Hull to face Leeds in the last four

    Semi-final draw

    Hull's reward for winning today is a game against Leeds Rhinos in the semi-finals.

    In the second semi-final, Wigan Warriors will play Salford Red Devils.

  5. Semi-final draw

    And now, we're straight into the draw for the semi-finals...

  6. 'We deserved the win'

    FT: Hull FC 32-24 Castleford

    Hull FC captain Danny Houghton on BBC Two:

    "We knew that we were going to have to play for 80 minutes against a temamthat's probably been the form team of the competition.

    "Fair play to our boys, we dug deep and we deserved that win I think.

    "The memories we got from last year is something that can live forever, and if we can do that again, it takes a special team to do that, so that's our goal."

  7. Full time: Hull FC 32-24 Castleford

    Hull FC's defence of the Challenge Cup lives on with a hugely impressive victory over Super League leaders Castleford.

    Tigers head coach Daryl Powell will be disappointed with the number of errors his side made, but that shouldn't draw attention away from a very professional performance by the hosts.

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    Hull FC 32-24 Castleford

    Castleford have fought back bravely, but it looks like Hull will hang on for the win.

    Greg Eden momentarily has a bit of space on the left, but Shaun Michaels makes the tackle and forces the winger to knock on.

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    Hull FC 32-24 Castleford

    Castleford are having to take a few risks now, and it nearly pays off for them, as Michael Shenton's offload nearly puts Luke Gale over on the final tackle, before a Hull defender gets there to bring him down.

    Hull need to make good territory on this next set.

  10. TRY - Hull FC 32-24 Castleford

    Greg Minikin

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    Video caption: A "brilliant" try from Minikin

    Comeback on?

    Castleford move the ball to the right-hand side, and Greg Minikin finds himself with just enough space to go over.

    Luke Gale makes a difficult conversion attempt look easy.

  11. Connor misses a drop-goal attempt

    Hull FC 32-18 Castleford

    This is an audacious drop-goal attempt from Hull's Jake Connor, and he nearly makes it too.

    From a long way out, Connor swivels and launches the ball towards the posts, only to see it drift narrowly wide.

  12. TRY - Hull FC 32-18 Castleford

    Jamie Shaul

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    Video caption: Back-to-back tries for Hull thanks to Shaul

    A magnificent try for Hull FC, one which surely has them destined for the semi-finals.

    Hull race downfield with quick hands and swift feet, before Carlos Tuimavave beats a couple of tackles and offloads to Jamie Shaul to go over the line.

    Jake Connor's conversion takes the lead up to 14.

  13. TRY - Hull 26-18 Castleford

    Mahe Fonua

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    Video caption: A "bulldozing effort" gives Hull another try

    Mahe Fonua scores it, but Mark Minichiello takes a lot of the credit.

    Minichiello runs from the left to right, testing the Castleford defence, before eventually getting the pass away to Fonua, who takes it well low to the ground.

    From there, there's only one possible outcome, Fonua powering over the line.

    Jake Connor's kick extends the lead to eight points.

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    Hull FC 20-18 Castleford

    Castleford pin Hull back deep with the kick on fifth tackle, but they were never close to threatening to score there.

    Hull advance to halfway and again launch a high kick towards Greg Minikin, who takes the ball cleanly.

    There's only 15 minutes left for the Tigers to get back on terms here.

  15. PENALTY - Hull FC 20-18 Castleford

    Jake Connor

    Adam Milner concedes a penalty for holding down Hull forward Mark Minichiello.

    The hosts are sticking with their tactic of kicking the goals where they can, and Jake Connor once more sticks the ball through the uprights.

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    Hull FC 18-18 Castleford


    We are in for a thrilling finish to this game.

    Josh Bowden almost breaks through the Castleford line, but he's wrapped up around his ankle at the very last moment.

    Hull get another chance though, as they are awarded a scrum for a Castleford knock-on.

  17. Connor misses penalty for Hull

    Hull FC 18-18 Castleford

    He doesn't look happy about it, but Castleford's Ben Roberts concedes another penalty for holding Albert Kelly down after the tackle.

    For the first time today, Jake Connor misses his kick and the scores remain level.

  18. PENALTY - Hull FC 18-18 Castleford

    Jake Connor

    Connor make his fifth successful kick in five attempts to tie the scores up at 18 apiece.

    It was Grant Millington's knock-on that set Hull up with good territory, before Mike McMeeken was penalised for holding on in the tackle.

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    Hull FC 16-18 Castleford

    And just as I say they're on the back foot, Hull get chance to level the scores as another Castleford penalty gives Jake Connor the chance to kick his third penalty.

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    Hull FC 16-18 Castleford

    Hull make good ground on their first set since falling behind, but Albert Kelly gets too much on his kick and it's an easy take for Greg Minikin.

    The Airlie Birds are on the back foot here.