Hull KR Overthrows Leigh Leopards in Challenge Cup Clash

Challenge Cup Holders Leigh Leopards Dethroned by Hull KR

In a repeat of last year’s dramatic final, Challenge Cup holders Leigh Leopards were defeated by Hull KR at Craven Park. The final score of 26-14 may have suggested a more comfortable win for the Robins, but the match was highly competitive throughout.

Leigh Leopards took an 8-4 lead into halftime, having punished a sloppy performance from the home side. However, the second half saw a completely different Hull KR team take the field, and the Leopards struggled to keep up with their pace and intensity.

A disallowed try from Tyrone May proved to be a key moment, as the video referee upheld the on-field decision of “no try.” This 12-point swing allowed Hull KR to regain the lead and eventually pull away, with Niall Evalds and Elliot Minchella sealing the victory for the Robins.

Leopards owner Derek Beaumont took to social media following the match, offering congratulations to Hull KR and wishing them the best of luck in their quest to go one better than last year’s final appearance. Beaumont also expressed his gratitude to the travelling Leigh fans, who have been a constant source of support for the club in the Challenge Cup campaign.

The defeat will be a disappointment for Leigh, who currently sit on just one win in their opening six Super League games. They will now turn their focus to the remainder of their league campaign, while also hoping their neighbors Wigan Warriors can secure a win in their upcoming match to ease the path for the Leopards’ rescheduled game.

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