Injury Corner: St Helens, Hull FC and Hull KR counting cost of Challenge Cup weekend

WELL the Challenge Cup Quarter-Finals have now been and gone what a weekend it proved to be!

The action kicked off on Saturday lunchtime when Hull KR took on Salford Red Devils at Craven Park in front of a packed-out crowd.

It was a brilliant cup tie, but the Robins were in no mood to let a Challenge Cup semi-final berth pass by with a superb 28-10 win over the Red Devils.

Hull FC took on St Helens later in the day with the Black and Whites going into the break level with the reigning champions at 12-12.

However, the dismissal of Josh Griffin as the half-time hooter sounded derailed Tony Smith’s men with Saints taking advantage to streak home, 32-18.

Wind the clock forward 24 hours and Wigan Warriors hosted Warrington Wolves at the DW Stadium. Viewers were treated to a cracker as, after Wigan’s Kaide Ellis was sent off for a headbutt, Matt Peet’s men were able to rack up an 8-0 lead at half-time.

Back came the Wolves, though, and only a forward pass in the last minute of the game stopped Daryl Powell’s men from going into the hat for the Challenge Cup semi-finals as Wigan ran out 14-12 winners.

The last quarter-final of the weekend saw Leigh Leopards travel to York Knights, with almost every man and his dog expecting Adrian Lam’s men to put a big score on the Championship outfit.

However, Andrew Henderson’s side actually led 14-6 at half-time before Leigh registered 28 unanswered points in the second forty minutes to eke out a 34-14 victory.

But, which Super League sides suffered concerning injury blows?

Hull KR 28-10 Salford Red Devils
Ryan Hall (pre-planned surgery on shoulder) – Hull KR
Sam Luckley (head) – Hull KR

Hull FC 18-32 St Helens
Scott Taylor (arm) – Hull FC
Tommy Makinson (hamstring) – St Helens
Mark Percival (head) – St Helens