• Leeds Rhinos defeated Wigan Warriors 38-29 in a thrilling encounter to book their place at the final of this year's Challenge Cup
  • Leeds took a commanding 16-0 early on, following early tries from Ryan Hall, Ben Jones Bishop and Zack Hardaker
  • The holders were not willing to go down without a fight however, and quickfire trys from Carmont and Hock put them back within four points
  • The Rhinos were back on top though when Ryan Hall crossed trhe line for his second try of the game, and was swiftly followed by Bailey and Jones-Bishop
  • Wigan though had the last say in the half, with Ben Flower's converted try and a Sam Tomkins penalty giving Wigan a route back into the match at half-time.
  • The second-half was less frenetic than the try-fest witnessed in the first 40 minutes, but Hardaker did add a second try on 50 minutes
  • Tomkins was again at the heart of the action, as he kicked through for O'Loughlin to score. However he struggled with the boot and missed the conversion
  • Two late kicks from Sinfield added to Wigan's woe, as despite a late Josh Charnley try they were left trailing Leeds by two scores
  • The siren confirmed a 38-29 win for Leeds, as the Rhinos pulled off one of the shocks of the season to defeat the Super League leaders
  • Brian McDermott's men will now head to Wembley for the third successive year
  • Warrington Wolves savaged the Huddersfield Giants 33-6 to set up a replay of the 2011 Challenge Cup final with Leeds at Wembley
  • The second semi-final was held at the brand new Salford City Stadium, the new home of the Salford Reds
  • Huddersfield opened the scoring through a Scott Moore try after nine minutes. Brough converted, but these were to be the Giants only points of the match
  • Gareth Carvell and Ryan Atkins touched down to give Wolves a 12-6 lead within 25 minutes, with the Giants punished for avoidable handling errors
  • The high ball caused huge confusion in the Giants defence, and four minutes later Grix fumbled for the second time, to gift Joel Monaghan six points
  • Huddersfield had won just once since qualifying for the semi-final over two months ago and their lack of confidence was showing
  • Hodgson continued to torment Huddersfield, kicking a drop goal and a penalty in quick succession
  • A quick passing move allowed Hodgson, who had produced some fantastic work with the boot, to claim a deserved try, once again converting for two points
  • Stefan Ratchford put the icing on the cake with his 77th minute try, as the 33-6 win means Warrington reach their third Challenge Cup final in four years

Challenge Cup semi-finals

Leeds Rhinos defeated Wigan Warriors 38-29 in a thrilling encounter to book their place at the final of this year's Challenge Cup