21/04/2024

Former Shark Ricky Leutele on the move for Huddersfield Photo: BBC Sport

A look back on the Challenge Cup 6th round action, which saw the Super League teams enter the competition for the first time this year.

There was a break in the league fixtures last weekend as the Super League sides entered the Challenge Cup, and a couple of the competition’s heavyweights continued their early season struggles.

Round six kicked off on Friday night with a comfortable 20-0 win for Wigan Warriors over Salford Red Devils.

On Saturday, Hull FC saw off Championship side Sheffield Eagles 58-12, with former NRL centre Carlos Tuimavave among the try-scorers for the Black-and-Whites.

St Helens also saw off Championship opposition in Whitehaven – Curtis Sironen and Joey Lussick both grabbed tries in their 46-4 victory, while former Manly hooker, Matt Parcell, scored a vital try in Hull KR’s 24-18 win over recently relegated Leigh Centurions.

Premiership-winning Panther Tyrone May was on the scoresheet along with Sam Kasiano for Catalans Dragons, as they overcame Championship leaders Featherstone Rovers, 27-14 – Joey Leilua grabbed a couple of tries for Rovers.

And in an all Super League clash to round off Saturday’s action, Castleford Tigers demolished Leeds Rhinos, 40-16 on their own patch. Ex-Knight, Jake Mamo was among the try-scorers for Cas, while former Bulldog, Rhyse Martin scored two of Leeds’ three tries. The Rhinos have won just once in their opening seven games of the year.

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On Sunday, Warrington’s dismal form continued as they were beaten for the second time in a week by Wakefield. Having been heavily beaten by Trinity in Super League the previous week, the Wire did at least get closer to their visitors, but a Mason Lino inspired Wakey ran out 16-12 winners, which meant a fourth straight defeat for the Wolves.

The final match of the round saw Huddersfield edge past Championship side Barrow Raiders in a closely-fought contest. The Giants picked up a 30-16 win, which included tries for ex-Shark, Ricky Leutele, and a sensational effort from former Warriors forward, Sebastine Ikahihifo.

Results:

Wigan Warriors 20-0 Salford Red Devils

Sheffield Eagles 12-58 Hull FC

Whitehaven 4-46 St Helens

Hull KR 24-18 Leigh Centurions

Catalans Dragons 27-14 Featherstone Rovers

Leeds Rhinos 16-40 Castleford Tigers

Warrington Wolves 12-16 Wakefield Trinity

Barrow Raiders 16-30 Huddersfield Giants

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