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By Joe Townsend

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  1. Break time

    And that's where we'll leave it. Thanks for reading everyone. No rest for the wicked though, we're back with part two of the Bolton triple-header in 25 or so minutes as we build up to Warrington v Hull FC - the first semi-final in the men's Challenge Cup.

    You can follow that here.

    But for now, bye bye.

  2. Rhinos retain the trophy

    FT: Castleford 10-16 Leeds

    If this wasn't enough for you, which is fine, then here's the story of Leeds' Challenge Cup final victory over Castleford courtesy of our man Jay Freeman in Bolton.

    Leeds Rhinos win Women's Challenge Cup

    Courtney Hill scores a try for Leeds

    Leeds Rhinos retain the Women's Challenge Cup, defeating Castleford Tigers in a gripping final in Bolton.

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  3. Hill the match-winner for Leeds

    FT: Castleford 10-16 Leeds

    Milly McEvoy

    BBC Sport at University of Bolton Stadium

    Courtney Hill is player of the match after scoring the crucial try to captain Leeds to victory.

    She used to play cricket with French Open winner Ash Barty before they both switched to their current sports.

    It seems to have been a good decision for the both of them.

  4. Leeds Rhinos reaction

    FT: Castleford 10-16 Leeds

    Leeds Rhinos' player of the match Courtney Hill has just given her reaction to BBC Sport:

    "I've got so many mixed emotions right now. It's been an incredible week so far and what a match that was. It was an incredible exhibition for rugby league.

    "We saved so many tries on the line and have worked very hard on that in the week. Last time we played Castleford they put 27 points on us and that was a real learning for us but we've come out stronger from it.

    "It's been quite a journey for me from the other side of the world [playing professional cricket in Australia] to this, but it's the sort of moment you live for."

    Rhinos coach Adam Cuthbertson has been speaking as well...

    "We had the underdog tag and prepped well all week with true belief. We are happy to be underdogs because all that matters is who scores more points on the day. They've worked so hard all season and they deserve it.

    "It's so different as a coach, you do all of your work in the week and then it's out of your control and you have to trust the players right until the 80th minute."

  5. Post update

    FT: Castleford 10-16 Leeds

    Here's the match-winning moment - Courtney Hill's try which secured another Challenge Cup success for Leeds Rhinos...

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    Video caption: Hill runs clear to score under the posts

    FT: Castleford 10-16 Leeds

    Leeds Rhinos seal the first trophy of the season in women's rugby league. It's back-to-back Challenge Cup titles for Adam Cuthbertson's team.

    A super second-half performance too. Utterly professional.

    That is a first defeat of the season for Cas by the way.

  7. Post update

    Castleford 10-16 Leeds

    Cas knock-on on halfway. That should be that.

  8. Post update

    Castleford 10-16 Leeds

    Courtney Hill misses an easy drop-goal that would've sealed it for Leeds.

    She IS human after all.

  9. Post update

    Castleford 10-16 Leeds

    Leeds have the ball deep in the Cas half.

    They're closing on back-to-back Challenge Cup wins.

  10. Post update

    Castleford 10-16 Leeds

    We've just had three knock-ons in 90 seconds. A sign of both the greasy conditions in Bolton after some torrential rain and more so the fatigue that's set in.

    Courtney Hill says enough is enough and kicks perfectly, hard and low in to the corner and asks Cas to run the length of the field like she did if they want to tie this match up.

    They have fewer than three minutes to do it.

  11. Post update

    Castleford 10-16 Leeds

    Five minutes left and Courtney Hill's second-half try remains the difference.

    Will it be enough for Leeds?

    Courtney Hill
  12. Post update

    Castleford 10-16 Leeds

    Castleford are relentless here. Attack after attack, but Leeds will not give an inch.

    Another couple of sets come and go.

    Incredible defence.

  13. Post update

    Castleford 10-16 Leeds

    Cas work a brilliant overlap but Leeds just managed to shuffle across to shut out Hollie Dodd. She stayed in play though to give themselves a second stab at it.

    Tara Stanley went by herself out of nine and is pushed over the touchline, wasting that fantastic field position.

    Another massive opportunity goes wanting for Castleford.

  14. Post update

    Castleford 10-16 Leeds

    Tara Stanley looks in some real pain for Cas here. She cried out in agony after being sandwiched in a tackle. Maybe that was more about losing the ball as she's limped her way back in to her full-back position!

    I saw the way her ankle was squashed just then. She's a tough cookie. It is a cup final though. It might take a broken leg to drag her off.

  15. Post update

    Castleford 10-16 Leeds

    Hollie Dodd was inches from getting an immediate response for Castleford but she's held up in the corner for Tigers. Still, it's a brilliant response to going behind.

    This match is far from done.

  16. Watch the Challenge Cup on BBC Sport

    Castleford v Leeds (11:15 BST)

    BBC Red Button

    Will Leeds hold on?

    You can watch the closing stages of today's Women's Challenge Cup final on the BBC Red Button or online by clicking on the play icon at the top of this page.

    Matt Newsum and Jodie Cunningham are your commentators at the University of Bolton Stadium.

    We'll also have TV, radio and text commentary of the two men's semi-finals later today.

  17. Leeds in front again

    Castleford 10-16 Leeds

    Jodie Cunningham

    St Helens and England full-back

    That's how quickly this game can change. A fantastic offload to Courtney Hill, who showed fantastic speed to get under the posts. I knew she was fast, but I didn't know she was that fast!

    Well deserved by Leeds.

  18. TRY: Castleford 10-16 Leeds

    Courtney Hill, goal Courtney Hill

    It was going to take something special or a major error to break this game, and thankfully it's the former. Dannielle Anderson does superbly well wriggle through several Cas tacklers and get out of the 20. When she's about to run out of legs, Courtney Hill is on her shoulder to take the pass and run about 60 metres clear to score under the posts.

    We knew the Aussie was a real footballer, but that was incredible pace to score. She then adds the two as well.

    Cas will feel hard done by. It was marginal whether Kelsey Gentles was pushed in to touch to give Leeds the scrum and the base to attack.

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    Video caption: Hill runs clear to score under the posts
  19. Post update

    Castleford 10-10 Leeds

    Milly McEvoy

    BBC Sport at University of Bolton Stadium

    Challenge Cup trophy

    We're no closer to finding out which team will be lifting the Challenge Cup trophy in this tight second half.

    Whichever team it is will be presented with a brand new trophy specifically designed for the women's competition.

    The RFL have said the traditional elements of the men's trophy have been kept, but the trophy has been update to give it a "more contemporary overall design".

    It will still have the names of the previous winners on it and, while Leeds are looking to retain the trophy they won last year, Castleford will be hoping to add their name to the list of winners for the first time.

  20. Post update

    Castleford 10-10 Leeds

    There are definitely a lot of tired and tense players out there after an opening half that was played at break-neck speed.

    Leeds knock the ball on as they close in on the Cas line. They then get the ball back within 60 seconds and throw a pass to ground before completing the set.

    Cas go up the other end and do almost exactly the same.

    No points since half-time. Yet... When do we get in to drop-goal territory?