5th June 2018, 11:11 | womens_rugby_league

Women's Challenge Cup round-up

Women's Challenge Cup round-up

The holders are out!

Bradford Bulls 14-32 Castleford Tigers

Holders Bradford Bulls are out of the Women's Challenge Cup after suffering a 32-14 loss to fellow Super League side Castleford Tigers at Odsal.

England international Katie Hepworth was in inspired form as the visitors recovered from a 14-6 half time deficit.

Hepworth scored a second-half hat-trick and kicked two goals, while Tara Stanley scored a brace and two conversions, alongside a Sinead Peach try.

Amy Hardcastle, Shona Hoyle and Leah Jones got the Bulls' tries, with Jess Courtman kicking one goal, but it wasn't enough as the holders suffered a scoreless second period.


Leeds Rhinos ran out 58-0 home winners over Championship Wakefield Trinity, as Wigan Warriors enjoyed a 72-6 win at Leigh Miners Rangers.

St Helens played at the Totally Wicked Stadium for the first time on Sunday and impressed in a 78-0 triumph over Hull FC, while York City Knights picked up their first win of 2018 - beating second tier Widnes Vikings 68-0 on home turf.

The Army were the weekend's biggest winners, as they pulled off an impressive 84-0 demolition of Hull Wyke on the road.

Championship Stanningley put up a firm fight at last year's finalists Featherstone Rovers, losing 38-12, but Barrow are now the only Championship side left in the competition after they enjoyed a fine 62-10 home win over Brighouse Rangers.

Featured image credit: Castleford Tigers Women