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7 Apr 2022

Preview: Betfred Women's Challenge Cup Quarter-Finals

Preview: Betfred Women's Challenge Cup Quarter-Finals

Featherstone Rovers host Wigan Warriors in what looks set to be a hotly-contested Betfred Women's Challenge Cup clash this Sunday, 6pm kick off on Our League.

The Women's Super League pair showed flashes of what they can do in their respective group stage campaigns, with Wigan negotiating a tough group which had both York and Bradford in it, while Featherstone win three from three in matches against Wakefield, Oulton and Castleford.

Now they will face off for a Cup semi-final place at Featherstone's Millennium Stadium, to put themselves within 80 minutes of the final at Elland Road on May.

Elsewhere on Sunday, Leeds Rhinos will be strong favourites to see off Warrington Wolves at home in a 2pm kick off.

The Rhinos enjoyed a perfect record on their way to winning Group 2 in this year's competition, and the return of new England squad member Courtney Winfield-Hill last week saw them secure an impressive win over Leigh Miners Rangers last weekend, with the half back scoring a hat-trick and kicking 12 goals for a 36-point haul.

In opposition, Warrington finished second to St Helens in Group 1, with the decisive result coming at home to Barrow - a 36-16 win in week two - as the Raiders finished third ahead of The Army.

Warrington will host the sem-finals later this month and the Wolves will have their sights set on causing a huge upset to claim their place this weekend.

St Helens - who didn't concede a point on their way to topping their group - kick off the next stage of their Challenge Cup defence with a home game against the upwardly-mobile Huddersfield Giants.

The Giants will play in the top tier in 2022 after WSL Shield success last year and showed their ability in securing a 114-0 win over Hull FC in the last round of group games, a win which saw them leapfrog Leigh Miners Rangers and into the knockouts.

Betfred Women's Challenge Cup Quarter-Final Fixtures
Sunday:

  • Leeds Rhinos v Warrington Wolves - 2pm
  • St Helens v Huddersfield Giants - 2pm
  • York City Knights v Oulton Raidettes - 2pm
  • Featherstone Rovers v Wigan Warriors - 6pm - live on Our League