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Summary

  1. Hull FC tries from Kelly, Tuimavave (2), Green, Watts, Shaul and Taylor
  2. Leeds tries from Hall (2), Watkins and Golding
  3. Holders Hull FC reach third final in five years
  4. Live coverage: Watch BBC One, listen to BBC Radio 5 live or local radio

Live Reporting

By Matt Newsum

All times stated are UK

  1. Goodbye

    FT: Hull FC 43-24 Leeds

    So it will be Old Faithful rather than Marching on Together that will be heard around the pubs of Doncaster tonight, after Hull FC ruthlessly exercised their qualities against Leeds Rhinos.

    The Challenge Cup holders turned in a performance of control, discipline, pace, power and skill to overcome their opponents, after a ding-dong arm-wrestle of a first period.

    Leeds focus on the league, Hull FC continue their double bid. What a semi-final.

    We do it all again tomorrow with Salford against Wigan. Join us from 14:00 BST.

    Until then, thanks for being with us today. Have a good evening.

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  2. Still plenty for Leeds to play for

    FT: Hull FC 43-24 Leeds

    Naturally for a team of winners such as Leeds Rhinos there will be immense disappointment that they did not make the final of the Challenge Cup this season, but there are huge games ahead for them to realign their focus for.

    Second placed going into the Super 8s, Leeds have genuine Grand Final ambitions. Their experience in big games will be key, if they can shrug off this disappointment in time for next Friday's opening game against Wigan.

    Danny McGuire
  3. John Kear's thoughts on Salford-Wigan

    Salford v Wigan (14:30 BST - Sun)

    Challenge Cup specialist John Kear gives his thoughts on tomorrow's game between Salford and Wigan.

    Four teams, two semi-finals, one Wembley aim

    John Kear

    Challenge Cup specialist John Kear previews this season's semi-final ties - Hull FC v Leeds and Wigan v Salford.

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  4. Red Rose rivals battle it out for Wembley

    Salford v Wigan (14:30 BST - Sun)

    We know who will be representing Yorkshire in the Challenge Cup final given the draw kept the two counties apart in the split, with Hull FC of the East Riding making their way to Wembley.

    Lancashire gets a go tomorrow, with Salford and Wigan battling it out at Warrington's Halliwell Jones Stadium.

    One man all eyes will be on is Manu Vatuvei. The Kiwi international known as the Beast, will be looking to give his new side Salford a big lift on the road to Wembley.

    Wigan 27-14 Salford

    Wigan celebrate

    Wigan Warriors will face Hull FC in the Challenge Cup final next month following a thrilling victory over Salford.

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  5. The Hull lad who took his team to Wembley

    FT: Hull FC 43-24 Leeds

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    Video caption: Prop Taylor score for Hull

    What a moment for Scott Taylor, the Hull fan living the dream for his boyhood team.

    The celebrations with the fans say it all.

    Hull have a few homegrown players in their ranks and it is a big strength in terms of team spirit and desire.

  6. "Hull were very good, they stifled us"

    FT: Hull FC 43-24 Leeds

    Leeds Rhinos head coach Brian McDermott told BBC Sport:

    "They were very good. It was a good contest in the first half but, as Lee Radford said, they stifled us in the second half and their kicking game was outstanding.

    "A couple of kick tries gave them a numerical advantage, which wasn't insurmountable but with the lack of field position we didn't have in that second half, I thought they were really good.

    "We weren't awful, but they were really good."

  7. "Leeds didn't fail to test us"

    FT: Hull FC 43-24 Leeds

    Hull FC half-back and man of the match Marc Sneyd told BBC Sport:

    "People don't realise how important kicking is, in games like this it makes a massive difference.

    "We knew full well what we were walking into and Leeds didn't fail to test us.

    "But we've stood up and done what's needed to be done so we're really happy with ourselves.

    "To get to Wembley two years on the bounce is something else."

  8. Radford delighted by "special" success

    FT: Hull FC 43-24 Leeds

    Hull FC head coach Lee Radford told BBC Sport:

    "It's special, what we've spoken about all season, we defend that trophy.

    "Special mention goes to conditioning and physio staff - I had a full pack of cards to have that is a credit at this stage of the season.

    "We stifled them of field position, fixed up in second period and credit to Marc Sneyd's kicking game."

  9. Shaul scores 'beautiful' 75-yard try to seal place in the final

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    Video caption: Jamie Shaul scores 'beautiful' 75-yard try to seal place in the final

    This was the moment that Hull FC put themselves into the Challenge Cup final.

    Take a bow, Jamie Shaul. Turbo.

  10. Full time

    FT: Leeds 43-24 Leeds

    Hull FC ended their Wembley hoodoo in 2016 with a thrilling victory against Warrington and they have the opportunity to defend their crown at the national stadium after a ruthless dismantling of Leeds Rhinos.

    Marc Sneyd and Albert Kelly did the damage on the back of a massive forward pack - massive in stature and effort.

    Leeds have quality but Hull kept them largely quiet. There's much for them to play for still, but they won't be going back to Wembley.

    As for Hull, the double is still a possibility. They have a big few months to come.

  11. TRY Hull FC 43-24 Leeds

    Ashton Golding, con Jordan Lilley

    Consolation for Leeds in a score by Ashton Golding. Won't blemish Hull's joy. Leeds though have a more flattering scoreline to take into the Super League Super 8s.

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    Video caption: Golding scores late consolation try for Rhinos
  12. TRY REVIEW

    Hull FC 43-18 Leeds

    Ashton Golding burrows in... we've gone to the screen.

  13. Post update

    Hull FC 43-18 Leeds

    This is as professional, as ruthless a destruction by any team in the Super League or Challenge Cup in this second half.

    Marc Sneyd's job as the general for Hull earns him the BBC TV man of the match. Superb effort.

  14. TRY Hull FC 43-18 Leeds

    Scott Taylor, con Marc Sneyd

    Hull score and it's a man of the city who notches it up, England prop Scott Taylor took a pop from dummy half to bash in.

    Cue the celebrations. 'He's one of their own' sing the Hull faithful. Sensational finish for the Airlie Birds.

    Job done. Off to Wembley.

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    Video caption: Prop Taylor score for Hull
  15. TRY Hull FC 37-18 Leeds

    Jamie Shaul, con Marc Sneyd

    WHAT A WAY TO TAKE YOUR TEAM TO WEMBLEY.

    Jamie Shaul had 90 metres and a full Leeds line in front of him when he plucked up a kick in his own end and turned on the turbo to go the length of the field.

    STUNNING. What a finish. What a try. Hull fans, book your tickets now. You're off to Wembley on 26 August.

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    Video caption: Jamie Shual scores 'beautiful' 75-yard try to seal place in the final
  16. Watch: Carlos Tuimavave hits back for Hull

    Hull have a foot in the final now, they've had to come from behind twice in this game to do it. But they are now in control.

    Carlos Tuimavave has two, here's his Hull's second try...

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    Video caption: Carlos Tuimavave hits back for Hull
  17. Post update

    Hull FC 31-18 Leeds

    Another Leeds move comes to an end, Hull have an easy claim.

    Body language wise Leeds look like this one has slipped away. Hull's fans are in song.

  18. Post update

    Hull FC 31-18 Leeds

    Hull's execution finally lets them down as they go through under the posts but the ball went forward when Albert Kelly had a dig at scoring.

    Leeds running out of time. Hull closer to a Wembley return as Yorkshire's representative in 2017.

  19. Post update

    Hull FC 31-18 Leeds

    Leeds penalised for offside and now Hull have another chance to strike.

    Scott Taylor put into space and just held up... Leeds rocking.

  20. TRY Hull FC 31-18 Leeds

    Liam Watts, con Marc Sneyd

    Game over? Liam Watts gets the try he deserves for a rampaging display.

    Albert Kelly jinked along the line waiting for Leeds to open a gap, and picked his spot beautifully.

    Watts steamed through. Try. Hull FC feel like they are on the way to Wembley now.

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    Video caption: Liam Watts try extends Hull's lead