3rd June 2019, 09:44 | englandrl
It was a better weekend for some England stars than others as Hull FC, Warrington Wolves, St Helens and Championship side Halifax progressed to the semi-finals of the Coral Challenge Cup.
There were three England men on the scoresheet in St Helens’ dominant 48-10 victory over Wakefield on Saturday afternoon with Tommy Makinson, Jonny Lomax and Mark Percival all crossing.
Winger Makinson pulled off a magnificent finish midway through the first half to put St Helens in control as well as clocking up a massive 157 metres; the second highest of any player on the field.
Lomax also broke the 100-metre barrier finishing up on 117 running metres. As well as crossing the line himself, Lomax provided a try-assist on a rampant afternoon for St Helens.
Hooker James Roby was the busiest St Helens man in defence racking up 35 tackles; eight more than second placed Morgan Knowles. Alex Walmsley and Luke Thompsonput it another dominant display in the front-row. Reece Lyne was Wakefield’s biggest metre-maker with 106.
Warrington held out for victory over Hull Kingston Rovers in their Quarter Final with England back-rower Ben Currie scoring the try which eventually separated the sides. Currie also earned a try-assist and made a spectacular one-on-one tackle on George Lawler in the first half to keep the Robins scoreless at half-time.
This was one of a massive 42 tackles from Currie which was bested by only fellow England back-rower Jack Hughes who totalled 43 tackles. Captain Chris Hill led from the front as he ran for 153 metres; more than any other Warrington player. Hill also made 38 tackles which was equal with hooker Daryl Clark.
Robbie Mulhern couldn’t inspire his Robins side to victor despite making more tackles and taking more carries than any other Rover.
Jake Connor’s Hull FC also made the semi-finals of the Coral Challenge Cup with the centre scoring a try in the first half before providing a try-assist after the break. Sam Tomkinsfeatured for Catalans albeit in defeat.