Wigan warriors conquer Hull KR, Saintly women follow

Picture by Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com - 18/05/2024 - Rugby League - Betfred Challenge Cup Semi Final - Hull KR v Wigan Warriors - Eco-Power Stadium, Doncaster, England - Wigan's Kruise Leeming celebrates Tyler Dupree's try against Hull KR.

LeagueNews.co | Jess Malloy

Wigan Warriors have stormed their way into the Betfred Challenge Cup final after a dominant display against Hull KR at Doncaster's Eco-Power Stadium, setting up a showdown at Wembley for the first time since 2017.

St Helens also continued their impressive form, inching closer to a fourth consecutive Betfred Women's Challenge Cup victory with a comfortable win over York Valkyrie.

The Warriors, seeking revenge for last year's heartbreak in the semi-finals, delivered a masterclass performance with Jake Wardle and Abbas Miski both bagging braces in a ruthless seven-try rout.

Memories of their golden-point defeat to the same opponent at the same stage last year were erased as Matt Peet's men sealed their spot in the final.

The under-par Robins were left reeling, as Wigan showed no mercy in their pursuit of victory.

Having last lifted the trophy in 2022 under Peet's leadership, Wigan will now face either Warrington Wolves or Huddersfield Giants in the final, extending their record with a 34th Challenge Cup final appearance.

Niall Evalds' mishap with a high kick set up Junior Nsemba's try, followed by a costly error from Joe Burgess that allowed Liam Marshall to set up Miski for his second try of the game.

The stage is set for an epic final showdown at Wembley on Saturday, June 8, as Wigan Warriors aim to once again etch their name in Rugby League history.

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