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  1. FT: Castleford Tigers 18-36 St Helens

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  1. Castleford 18-36 St Helens

    Ben Barba sends Super League leaders St Helens into the Challenge Cup quarter-finals with a hat-trick of tries at Castleford.

    Castleford 18-36 St Helens

    St Helens full-back Ben Barba carries the ball

    Ben Barba sends Super League leaders St Helens into the Challenge Cup quarter-finals with a hat-trick of tries at Castleford.

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  2. Castleford v St Helens

    Nathan Massey

    Castleford make two changes from the side which lost 36-12 at Hull FC in their previous game for their Challenge Cup fixture against St Helens.

    Nathan Massey returns from injury and Jy Hitchcox is available after a loan spell at Bradford, but Cory Aston and James Green miss out.

    St Helens name an unchanged squad from the one which beat Catalans.

    Ben Barba could feature after injury kept him out of the 17-man squad for the win against Dragons.

    Castleford (from): Minikin, Webster, Shenton, Ellis, Moors, McShane, Millington, Holmes, McMeeken, Milner, Massey, Sene-Lefao, Wardle, Foster, Cook, Springer, Trueman, Hitchcox, Watts.

    St Helens (from): Lomax, Makinson, Morgan, Percival, Swift, Fages, Smith, Roby, Amor, Taia, Wilkin, McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Douglas, Knowles, Thompson, Peyroux, Richardson, Grace, Barba.

  3. The 1968 legendary Watersplash Final

    Following today's sixth round match, watch full coverage of the the 1968 Challenge Cup final between Leeds and Wakefield Trinity, which witnessed one of the most dramatic moments ever seen at a major sporting event.

    With what looked like the easiest of kicks to win the Wembley showpiece, Don Fox of Wakefield stepped up but somehow missed. Leeds won 11-10, and so began one of the most talked about and replayed scenes of all time in British sport.

    Take a look back at that amazing match - which was played in horrific and wet conditions - hence becoming known as the Watersplash Final.

    1968 Challenge Cup Final
  4. BBC coverage

    The BBC will show games from each round of the Rugby League Challenge Cup live on the BBC Sport website and app and on TV in 2018.

    One match has been streamed live on the BBC Sport website for the first five rounds of the competition.

    For the sixth round onwards, coverage now switches to BBC One and BBC Two every weekend up to and including the final at Wembley on 25 August.

    Saturday, 12 May

    Castleford Tigers v St Helens

    14:00-16:30 BST: BBC One, Connected TV and Online

    You can listen to full match commentary from BBC Radio Leeds, BBC Radio Merseyside and BBC Radio 5 Live.

    Rugby League Forum

    16:25-17:00 BST: BBC Red Button, Connected TV and Online

    St Helens and Castleford Tigers
  5. Post update

    The Challenge Cup is a knockout rugby league cup competition held annually since 1896, with the exception of 1915–1919 and 1939–1940. It involves amateur, semi-professional and professional clubs.

    The teams from the top tier of rugby league, known as the Super League, enter the Cup in the fifth and sixth rounds, with the final of the prestigious competition held at Wembley Stadium.

    The current holders of the Challenge Cup are Hull, who defeated Wigan 18–14 to retain the trophy they won at Wembley the previous year.

    Despite losing last year’s final, Wigan are the most successful club in the history of the competition, winning the cup a record 19 times.

    Challenge Cup
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