Women's Challenge Cup: Castleford Tigers set up mouthwatering semi-final with York City Knights.

Castleford Tigers have been drawn to face York City Knights in the semi-final of the Women’s Challenge Cup - in the same week that five Tigresses made the move to the North Yorkshire outfit.

Tuesday, 11th May 2021, 11:03 am
Updated Tuesday, 11th May 2021, 11:04 am
GEORGIA ROCHE: Scored two tries as Castleford Tigers advanced in the Women's Challenge Cup. Picture: Chris Mangnall/SWpix.com.

Grace Field, Kelsey Gentles, Rhiannion Marshall, Sinead Peach and Tamzin Renouf, all England internationals, joined York after being released by the Tigers last week.

Castleford put the moves of some of their star players behind them on Sunday as they defeated Warrington Wolves 26-6 at Victoria Park to progress to the last four of the Challenge Cup.

York produced an impressive performance to defeat Wigan Warriors 30-24 to set up a mouthwatering semi-final, which is to be played on May 22.

Tilly Churm opened the scoring for Castleford in Warrington before co-captain Shona Hoyle powered over for the visitors’ second try of the afternoon.

Georgia Roche extended the lead with a third score after the Tigresses had held out under some pressure from the Wolves.

Castleford took a 14-point lead into the interval and Roche extended that advantage in the second half as she side-stepped her way through the defence and darted toward the posts behind the whitewash to give Leah Jones an easier conversion.

Danielle Bound hit back for Warrington but that proved their only points of the afternoon before Georgie Hetherington planted down for the away side to complete the scoring.

Elsewhere, Featherstone Rovers were knocked out of the competition as they lost 44-10 to St Helens, who will play Leeds Rhinos in the last four.