THEY had to do it the hard way, but The Wire are into the quarter-finals of the Challenge Cup.

Wigan were beaten 26-24 at The Halliwell Jones Stadium to earn Wolves a quarter-final date with Hull Kingston Rovers.

Check out the best of our photos courtesy of Mike Boden in the gallery above

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