talkSPORT rounds up all of Friday night’s Challenge Cup action
Dewsbury Rams 6-54 Wakefield Trinity
Mason Caton-Brown claimed four tries as Wakefield took an expected step into the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup quarter-finals with a comfortable 54-6 victory at Dewsbury.
The Betfred Super League side, who could share near-neighbours Dewsbury’s Tetley’s Stadium next season, can take away fond memories of their latest visit after running in four converted and unanswered scores in the first half and another five touchdowns after the interval.
Liam Finn, Wakefield captain in the absence of Danny Kirmond, kicked each of the nine conversions, while Bill Tupou also grabbed a brace of tries.
Hull FC 62-0 Catalans Dragons
Hull began their defence of the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup in convincing fashion with a 12-try rout of a weakened Catalans Dragons side at the KCOM Stadium.
Australian winger Steve Michaels scored a hat-trick of tries as the Black and Whites cruised to a 62-0 sixth-round victory that would have been even more emphatic but for a rare off-day by goalkicking half-back Marc Sneyd, who succeeded with just two of his seven attempts.
The Catalans were 16-14 winners in Super League at the KCOM Stadium back in February but fielded just seven players from that game as coach Laurent Frayssinous demonstrated where his priorities lie after a run of three straight league defeats left them perilously close to the bottom four.
Salford Red Devils 24-14 Hull KR
Ben Murdoch-Masila barged over for a decisive late try as Salford averted a Ladbrokes Challenge Cup upset with a 24-14 victory over Hull KR.
The Tongan’s 72nd-minute effort was enough for the Red Devils to book their place in the last eight, but they did not have it all their own way with the Kingstone Press Championship side putting in a sterling effort but ultimately coming up short.
In the first meeting between the sides since the dramatic Million Pound Game last October, Super League Salford trailed 14-6 at the break before springing into action in the second period, fighting off plucky Rovers.