Challenge Cup: Featherstone 66-0 North Wales Crusaders

James Mendeika

Crusaders bowed out of the Challenge Cup after a heavy fourth-round defeat at Championship rivals Featherstone Rovers.

The home side crossed for 12 tries with James Mendeika scoring a hat-trick.

Steve Crossley and Jamie Cording scored two tries apiece for Featherstone, who were 26-0 ahead at the interval.

Andy Kain, Greg Worthington, Matty Dale, Will Sharp and George Flanagan also crossed for the three-time Cup winners.

Gareth Moore kicked nine goals as Featherstone secured their place in the fifth round and an away tie at Leigh.

Sunday's line-ups

Featherstone Rovers: Hardman, Uaisele, Worthington, Mendeika, Sharp, Kain, Moore, Crossley, Ellis, Hirst, Cording, Spears, Lockwood.

Replacements: Flanagan, Dale, James, Briggs.

North Wales Crusaders: Wilde, Birkett, Reardon, Roets, Clay, White, Dallimore, Offerdahl, K. Ashall, Mills, Reid, Bannister, Wild.

Replacements: MacDonald, J. Walker, Griffiths, Johnson.

Referee: Gareth Hewer

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