Take a look at our First & Women teams' journeys to the Semi-Finals of the Betfred Challenge Cup 2023...
Our Men began their Cup campaign with a Sixth Round victory on the road against Halifax Panthers 2-26 on Friday, 19th May.
Joey Lussick proved to be dangerous from dummy half grabbing two scores at The Shay, whilst youngster Jake Wingfield bagged his first senior score in the famous Red V! It was a memorable night in West Yorkshire, our first visit to Halifax in 20 years, with an electric atmosphere created by both sets of supporters.
The win over the Panthers was followed by a professional performance away at Hull FC, winning 18-32 in the quarter-final on Saturday, 17th June.
Saints ran in tries with six different try-scorers to dispatch the Black & Whites at the MKM Stadium, Batchleor, Hurrell, Sironen, Dodd, Welsby and Bell the men getting on the score sheet.
In the Semi-Final, Paul Wellens’ Men will face high-flying Leigh Leopards who are having a season to remember following their promotion to the Super League.
The re-branded Centurions beat bottom of the table Wakefield Trinity in Round 6, before getting a victory over an incredibly game York Knights in the quarter-final.
Matty Smith’s Women had a more complex route to the final four, with the group stage played first.
After getting wins over London Broncos, Castleford Tigers and Warrington Wolves – the Saints finished first in Group Three of the competition.
- London Broncos Ladies 0-76 St Helens Women – Saturday, 22nd April
- Castleford Tigers Women 0-106 St Helens Women – Sunday, 7th May
- St Helens Women 38-4 Warrington Wolves Women – Sunday, 21st May
By coming top of the group, the Saints earned a home quarter-final and drew another game against the Wolves Women, which Smiths’ side won comfortably 36-0 on Sunday, 18th June.
The Red V have been drawn against York Valkyrie, the winner of that semi-final will go through to the Women’s Challenge Cup Final which will be played for the first time ever at Wembley Stadium!
NOW… ONTO SEMI-FINAL SATURDAY!
So, the scene is set… Both St Helens’ First & Women’s teams are in the final four of the Betfred Challenge Cup this coming Saturday (22nd July), with both games played at the Halliwell Jones Stadium.
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Over 5,00 of our supporters have their tickets for the semi-finals already, with the Club’s allocation for the South Stand at the Halliwell Jones Stadium already sold out!