2020 Challenge Cup Quarter-Final Week Review

A big week in Super League, whether it was Adian Sezer’s match winning performance for Huddersfield or Tom Lineham’s suspension. Here’s a look at the Super League week, including results from the Challenge Cup quarter-finals.

Super League week in the news

  • Carlos Tuimavave re-signs with Hull FC until the end of 2024.
  • Luther Burrell released by Warrington Wolves to return to rugby union.
  • Ryan Atkins signs with Championship side York City Knights for 2021.
  • Warrington Wolves player Tom Lineham suspended for eight matches and fined £500 for ‘Other Contrary Behaviour’.
  • Hull KR’s Jordan Abdull suspended for two matches for ‘Other Contrary Behaviour’.
  • Huddersfield Giants head coach Simon Woolford left the club this week after confirming he would not renew his contract with the club.
  • Reports the Rugby League World Cup set down for 2021, could be moved to 2022 if there is a high enough COVID risk.
  • Ethan Havard re-signed with Wigan Warriors until the end of 2022, with an option for 2023.
  • Leeds Rhinos continue to have one player in isolation following the latest COVID tests. Wakefield Trinity also have a confirmed COVID positive case.
  • Brad Singleton signs a three-year contract with Wigan Warriors.
  • The UK Government has approved four Super League games to be played with a limit of 1,000 spectators. They are Wigan vs St Helens, Castleford vs Hull FC, Huddersfield Giants vs Hull KR and Leeds Rhinos vs Catalans Dragons.
  • Challenge Cup Semi-Final draw confirmed: Salford Red Devils vs Warrington Wolves, Wigan Warriors vs Leeds Rhinos. Games to be played on Saturday, October 3.
  • Will Dagger re-signs with Hull Kingston Rovers for 2021.
  • Prospective new owners of Toronto Wolfpack are committed to paying owed wages to players if the club is admitted into the 2021 Super League competition.

Match Day Key Points

  • Wakefield Trinity extend their losing streak to six matches following their 29-6 defeat at the hands of Huddersfield Giants on Thursday. The Giants ending a five game run of outs.
  • Salford Red Devils have scored a dramatic extra-time victory over Catalans Dragons in the first Challenge Cup quarter-final, coming from 10-18 down to win 22-18.
  • Leeds Rhinos cruised into the Challenge Cup semi-finals, scoring a 48-18 victory over Hull Kingston Rovers. The Rhinos led 30-0 at the break.
  • Warrington Wolves have made it eight straight wins in knocking League Leaders St Helens out of the Challenge Cup 20-18.
  • Wigan Warriors Sam Powell has scored in his 200th appearance for Wigan Warriors as they thrashed Hull FC 36-4.


  • Eddie Battye club debut for Wakefield Trinity.
  • Ben Garcia 150th career game milestone.
  • Krisnan Inu 1,000 career points milestone.
  • Kallum Watkins club debut for Salford Red Devils.
  • Sam Powell 200th game milestone with Wigan Warriors.

Match Day Player Stats

  • Huddersfield Giants: Aidan Sezer 3 try assists, 1 try, 4 goals.

League Table

1. Saints 72.73% (pd 168), 2. Warrington 72.73% (pd 96), 3. Wigan 72.73% (pd 85), 4. Leeds 66.67% (pd 40), 5. Catalans 62.5% (pd 59), 6. Castleford Tigers 54.55% (-3), 7. Huddersfield 45.45% (pd -37), 8. Hull FC 45.45% (pd -70), 9. Salford 22.22% (pd -87), 10. Hull KR 22.22% (pd -114), 11. Wakefield 20% (pd -137).
Note: Toronto Wolfpack withdrew from the 2020 season on July 20.


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Thursday – Super League

Wakefield Trinity Vs Huddersfield Giants


Wakefield Trinity1106Loss
Huddersfield Giants54129Win

Wakefield Trinity

Player T G P DG
Ryan Hampshire0100
Kelepi Tanginoa1000

Huddersfield Giants

Player T G P DG
Joe Wardle1000
Aidan Sezer1400
James Gavet1000
Suaia Matagi1000
Jordan Turner0001
Chris McQueen1000

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Friday – Challenge Cup Quarter-Finals

Catalans Dragons Vs Salford Red Devils

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Leeds Rhinos Vs Hull Kingston Rovers

CHALLENGE CUP QUARTER FINAL | Leeds Rhinos 48-18 Hull Kingston Rovers

Saturday – Challenge Cup Quarter-Finals

Warrington Wolves Vs St Helens RLFC


Hull FC Vs Wigan Warriors

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