St Helens

Rugby L


Cas: Shenton, Minikin, Webster, Wardle, Hitchcox, Ellis, McShane, Watts, Milner, Sene-Lefao, Holmes, McMeeken, Foster Bench: Moors, Millington, Cook, Truman St Helens: Barba, Makinson, Morgan, Percival, Grace, Lomax, Richardson, Amor, Roby, Thompson, Peyroux, Taia, Wilkin Bench: Fages, McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Douglas, Knowles


Good afternoon! It's Challenge Cup weekend, there's two games today, and we'll be eatching the juicy tie at the Jungle, where Castleford host league leaders St Helens

As I mentioned, one other sixth round tie today, also kicking off at 2.30, as Catalans host Whitehaven in Perpignan. We'll try and keep you up to date with that too

Here come the teams. Cas won at this stage, against Saints last season, but the pendulum has very much swung 12 months on. Saints to win today I reckon

James Child the ref, Castleford kick us off! 0-0 (1)

Castleford get away with one, a great kick, not handled well by Hitchcox, but a Saints hand knocks it on. 0-0 (4)

Saints have a bit of territory but Thompson drops it on the ground. Think there was a hand in, but Cas have the ball back. 0-0 (6)

Play stopped as Wardle has an injury, taling a bash as he tried to stop a kick - stopped the Saints momentum but they can pick up where they left off, they move it left, right, Barba tries a kick but it runs dead! 0-0 (9)

Holmes now hurt, ref saying head. A very sore start for the hosts... 0-0 (9)

Catalans are 12-0 up against Whitehaven