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  1. Super League leaders St Helens make four changes
  2. Wakefield Trinity welcome back half-back Danny Brough
  3. Winner will join Hull FC and Warrington in semi-finals

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By Joe Townsend

All times stated are UK

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  1. One more spot to fill tomorrow

    FT: St Helens 48-10 Wakefield

    Regan Grace and Mark Percival celebrate

    So St Helens made light work of Wakefield in the end and that's three of our four ties down.

    But we'll be back for tomorrow's quarter-final between Championship duo Bradford and Halifax at 14:30 BST. The winner will play Saints, Hull FC or Warrington in the last four - the draw will take place after that quarter-final tie at Odsal.

    Remember, same drill, the match is once again live on BBC TV and local radio stations too.

    Thanks for joining us, same again tomorrow then?

  2. Goal is to win things - Makinson

    FT: St Helens 48-10 Wakefield

    St Helens winger Tommy Makinson told BBC Sport:

    (On his try) "It was a good team move and one we've been working on for a while.

    "Credit to Wakefield there, it was a real tough game.

    "We're in a semi-final now. The goal for every club is to win things. We're a year older and a year more experienced."


    St Helens 48-10 Wakefield

    Jonny Lomax

    Saints haven't been to a Challenge Cup final since 2008, that's a long, long time for a club of their stature. Well now they're just a game away.

    They've emphatically beaten Wakefield by running in eight tries - with eight different scorers - breaking Trinity's resistance just after half-time to turn the result into a rout.

    The runaway Super League leaders join Hull FC and Warrington in the last four and more than justify their tag of favourites.

    Who'd bet against them?

  4. Post update

    St Helens 48-10 Wakefield

    Great play from Wakefield, George King chips the ball over and chases and gathers himself before the ball eventually gets to Lee Kershaw via a huge miss-out pass.

    He touches down in the corner, but referee Chris Kendall says forward pass.

    Not, Wakefield's day.

  5. Taia man of the match

    St Helens 48-10 Wakefield

    Jonathan Davies

    Former Wales international on BBC One

    I think Alex Walmsley has been immense and Morgan Knowles has been terrific but for all-round performance I'm giving Zeb Taia man of the match.

  6. TRY St Helens 48-10 Wakefield

    Kevin Naiqama

    Superb play from Lachlan Coote who steps inside after Saints take the short side from deep inside their own half, he evades two tacklers before feeding Kevin Naiqama and that man has wheels.

    No one is catching him. The winger sprints 30 metres and to the corner to slide over for a try.

    That's now eight different scorers!

    Coote misses a tricky kick. He has been phenomenal today by the way.

  7. TRY St Helens 44-10 Wakefield

    Jonny Lomax

    Seven tries and seven different try-scorers for Saints as Jonny Lomax goes over.

    But hats off to Zeb Taia once again, he's taken the game away from Wakefield by scoring one and creating two tries in these last few minutes and gets a deserved standing ovation as he's substituted.

    Wakefield throw a loose pass on the halfway line and Taia's on it quick as a flash before bursting through the line to run clear and give Lomax an easy score.

    Lachlan Coote again adds the two.

    Perhaps unfairly, this has turned into a rout.

  8. Post update

    St Helens 38-10 Wakefield


    Wakefield are pushing really hard in defence here trying to keep Saints in their own half even though the match is well and truly over. Great commitment.

  9. Saints providing 'royal entertainment'

    St Helens 38-10 Wakefield

    John Kear

    Wales & Bradford Bulls coach

    It's an absolute joy to watch.

    It's royal entertainment.

  10. TRY St Helens 38-10 Wakefield

    Mark Percival

    Zeb Taia does it again.

    This time Saints break from deep and Wakefield defenders are being thrown around by Taia like rag dolls, I swear I sore someone in a blue shirt run away.

    He has all the composure to then pick a pass for Lachlan Coote on his shoulder, who unselfishly plays in Mark Percival to touch down.

    Coote adds the extras.

    Game, set, match.

  11. TRY St Helens 32-10 Wakefield

    Zeb Taia

    That should be that. St Helens have been pretty poor this half, but have held firm in defence other than for a bit of Danny Brough magic. In attack they've looked terrible in comparison to their fantastic first half.

    So what do you need? A big unit like Zeb Taia to simply smash his way through the defence and put this game to bed. Up the jumper score from the giant second row.

    Lachlan Coote adds the goal.

  12. Saints coach Holbrook 'not a happy man'

    St Helens 26-10 Wakefield

    John Kear

    Wales & Bradford Bulls coach

    The errors are coming aplenty for Saints now.

    Coach Justin Holbrook is not a happy man. Their play is just really loose.

  13. Post update

    St Helens 26-10 Wakefield

    Shake of the head from St Helens coach Justin Holbrook and then a few words that I'm not allowed to type on here. Unsurprisingly he's not a happy chappy.

    His team knock the ball on as they were approaching Wakefield's line and it allows the visitors to clear.

    Danny Brough kicks early and deep so Saints will have to start again from wayyyyy back.

  14. Post update

    St Helens 26-10 Wakefield

    Wakefield believe you know! Ryan Hampshire returns by running through numerous tackles to charge upfield and set up what looks like it's going to be a great Trinity attack.

    If Saints are lacklustre, Jonny Lomax isn't. He sends down a crunching tackle as if to say "come on lads, time to wake up".

    It forces the knock on and St Helens have the ball back.

  15. Post update

    St Helens 26-10 Wakefield

    St Helens just haven't come out for this second half. They've barely been into the Trinity half.

  16. 'Great effort from Wakefield'

    St Helens 26-10 Wakefield

    John Kear

    Wales & Bradford Bulls coach

    Great effort from Wakefield there and it was needed.

    They showed great heart and desire to keep Saints out and they've done a good job of clearing their lines.

    Danny Brough got the ball through the tiniest of gaps.

  17. TRY St Helens 26-10 Wakefield

    Tyler Randell

    Wakefield were going side to side, side to side and getting nowhere. Cue Danny Brough. He threads a kick through with the outside of his left boot, it's just wonderful.

    Wow he is good.

    Perfectly paced for Tyler Randell to run on to and keep Wakefield in this match.

    That was reward for some superb defence just moments earlier.

    Brough can't add the extras though, so they're still 16 points behind.

  18. Post update

    St Helens 26-6 Wakefield

    Saints make their first foray into the Wakefield half since the break and almst force their way over next to the posts but for a mammoth defensive effort. A collection of blue bodies keeps Alex Walmsley out.

  19. Post update

    St Helens 26-6 Wakefield

    Even a third set of six after a penalty doesn't do it, Saints hold firm and force Danny Brough into a poor kick.

  20. Post update

    St Helens 26-6 Wakefield

    Wakefield's first set of the half starts from a scrum on halfway after a Saints knock on and it's a lot more patient and measured than the rugby we were watching in the first half.

    It ends with a Danny Brough chip to the corner that Regan Grace gobbles up, but moments later Kevin Naiqama knocks on and Trinity have another set closer to the line.

    This game needs Chris Chester's side on the board first in this second half.