Wakefield progress to Challenge Cup semi-final

Wakefield Trinity Wildcats progressed to the last four of the Challenge Cup for the first time since 2008 following a 28-16 victory over Huddersfield.

Two tries for new signing David Fifita continued Wakefield’s fantastic season under Chris Chester, with the Wildcats now just one victory away from a Wembley appearance.

Ultimately, an early blitz of points secured victory for the Wildcats, with Fifita and Ben Jones-Bishop scoring to open up a 14-0 lead following two Liam Finn penalties.

Huddersfield, still under the control of Andy Kelly, did hit back before half-time through Scott Grix and Jake Connor, cutting the deficit to 14-8 at the break.

However, Wakefield always remained in control. A length-of-the-field effort from Tom Johnstone just after half-time extended the lead, and when Fifita added his second try, the game was over.

Jermaine McGillvary’s two tries in the final quarter closed the gap, but it was the Wildcats who prevailed on the night.

For an extensive report of the match, buy a copy of Monday’s League Express.