FOR the second year in a row, Warrington Wolves have fallen in the Challenge Cup semi finals.

They were deservedly beaten by an impressive Castleford Tigers outfit, who will now face St Helens at Wembley Stadium on July 17.

The Wire left themselves with way too much to do after an abject first half saw them trail 19-0 at the break at Leigh Sports Village.

Tries from Ben Currie, Jake Mamo - who was earlier sin-binned - and Toby King threatened to bring them back into the contest, but the Tigers were always able to hold them at arms' length.

Jordan Turner scored a hat-trick for Daryl Powell's side, who were able to survive a 10-minute period of their own with 12 men after Jacques O'Neill saw yellow.

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Match facts:

Challenge Cup, semi final

Saturday, June 5, 2021

Castleford Tigers...35 Warrington Wolves...20

Tigers: Niall Evalds; Derrell Olpherts, Peter Mata'utia, Michael Shenton, Jordan Turner; Jake Trueman, Gareth O'Brien; Nathan Massey, Paul McShane, Suaia Matagi, Jesse Sene-Lefao, Oliver Holmes, Adam Milner. Subs: Liam Watts, Alex Foster, Jacques O'Neill, James Clare

Wolves: Stefan Ratchford; Josh Charnley, Jake Mamo, Toby King, Tom Lineham; Blake Austin, Gareth Widdop; Chris Hill, Daryl Clark, Mike Cooper, Jack Hughes, Ben Currie, Matt Davis. Subs: Robbie Mulhern, Joe Philbin, Sitaleki Akauola, Danny Walker

Scoring: O'Brien try, 16 mins, O'Brien goal, 6-0; O'Brien penalty, 21mins, 8-0; Turner try, 25mins, O'Brien goal, 14-0; Turner try, 29mins, 18-0; Currie try, 44mins, 19-4; Mamo try, 46mins, 19-8; Sene-Lefao try, 50mins, 23-8; King try, 54mins, Widdop goal, 23-14; Turner try, 58mins, O'Brien goal, 29-14; McShane try, 62mins, 33-14; Charnley try, 64mins, Widdop goal, 33-20; O'Brien penalty, 71mins, 35-20

Penalties: Tigers 5 Wolves 7

Sin bin: Mamo (20mins, professional foul), O'Neill (52mins, dangerous tackle)

Referee: Chris Kendall