WARRINGTON Wolves are going to Wembley!

They will contest the Challenge Cup Final for the first time since 2019, with neighbours Wigan Warriors waiting under the arch on June 8.

A lightning-quick start settled any nerves against Huddersfield Giants, with Josh Drinkwater finishing off a long-range break before Matty Ashton did similar from Matt Dufty's break to put Wire 12-0 up inside the first 10 minutes.

Danny Walker then wriggled over from dummy-half to extend that lead, but Huddersfield responded when the prolific Adam Swift found enough space to sneak over in the left corner.

However, a superb long-range effort from George Williams just before half time broke the Giants' spirit, with Dufty then grabbing a quickfire brace after the break to end the game as a contest.

Kevin Naiqama grabbed a late consolation try for Huddersfield, but the game was long since over and Sam Powell and Rodrick Tai rounded off the scoring late on.

Warrington Guardian: Joe Philbin and Toby King celebrate at full timeJoe Philbin and Toby King celebrate at full time (Image: SWPix.com)

Warrington Wolves reach Challenge Cup Final - post-match reaction

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Match facts:

Challenge Cup, semi final

Sunday, May 19, 2024

Huddersfield Giants...10 Warrington Wolves...46

Giants: Jake Connor; Elliot Wallis, Kevin Naiqama, Esan Marsters, Adam Swift; Tui Lolohea, Adam Clune; Oliver Wilson, Adam Milner, Matty English, Jack Murchie, Leroy Cudjoe, Luke Yates. Subs: Ashton Golding, Hugo Salabio, Harry Rushton, Seb Ikahihifo. 18th man: Oliver Russell

Wolves: Matt Dufty; Josh Thewlis, Rodrick Tai, Toby King, Matty Ashton; George Williams, Josh Drinkwater; James Harrison, Danny Walker, Paul Vaughan, Matty Nicholson, Lachlan Fitzgibbon, Ben Currie. Subs: Sam Powell, Joe Philbin, Zane Musgrove, Jordy Crowther. 18th man: Stefan Ratchford

Scoring: Drinkwater try, 7mins, Thewlis goal, 0-6; Ashton try, 10mins, Thewlis goal, 0-12; Walker try, 19mins, Thewlis goal, 0-18; Swift try, 25mins, 4-18; Williams try, 35mins, 4-22; Dufty try, 49mins, Thewlis goal, 4-28; Dufty try, 54mins, Thewlis goal, 4-34; Naiqama try, 61mins, Connor goal, 10-34; Thewlis penalty, 69mins, 10-36; Powell try, 76mins, Thewlis goal, 10-42; Tai try, 79mins, 10-46

Penalties: Giants 1 Wolves 5

Sin bin: Connor (68mins, professional foul)

Referee: Liam Moore

Attendance: 9,523

Warrington Guardian: Matt Dufty celebrates the first of his brace of triesMatt Dufty celebrates the first of his brace of tries (Image: SWPix.com)