Hull KR Triumph Over Leigh Leopards in Challenge Cup Quarter-Final

Hull KR Secure Semi-Final Spot in Craven Park Thriller against Leigh Leopards

In a gripping Challenge Cup quarter-final showdown at Craven Park, Hull KR emerged victorious over the Leigh Leopards, booking their spot in the competition’s semi-finals for the third consecutive year.

Strong First-Half Performance for Leigh

The Leopards, who had defeated KR in last August’s Challenge Cup final at Wembley, enjoyed a strong first-half performance, taking an 8-4 lead into the break.

Hull KR’s Second-Half Comeback

However, Hull KR’s resilience shone through in the second half, as they scored four tries to secure a 26-14 triumph on home soil.

Standout Players

Standout players from the enthralling encounter include Leigh’s returning forward Tom Amone, who made a significant impact despite the final result. KR winger Joe Burgess, named man of the match by BBC, continued his impressive form with two more tries, while teammate Mikey Lewis orchestrated the Robins’ attack with his customary flair.

Scoring Summary

Leigh’s Kai O’Donnell found the try-line to level the scores in the first half, while Hull KR’s prop Jai Whitbread delivered another gutsy display, showcasing his tireless work ethic and physicality.

Thrilling Quarter-Final Clash

This thrilling quarter-final clash showcased the best of rugby league, with both teams leaving everything on the field. Hull KR’s second-half comeback proved the difference, as they secured their place in the semi-finals of the prestigious Challenge Cup.

“This was a true test of character, and our team rose to the occasion. We’re delighted to be through to the semi-finals, but we know there is still work to be done.” – Hull KR Head Coach, Tony Smith

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