Keith Senior’s Challenge Cup Predictions

Warrington Wolves vs Hull FC (Saturday 2pm)

The first semi-final in Bolton promises to be a cracker and Warrington will be hoping they can put their recent form behind them. Defeats to Salford and Castleford will have Wire fans worried, especially knowing Hull have already beaten them this season. Lee Radford knows how to get his team up for these matches and it’s a group of players who have already tasted cup success. This is the point in the competition where we normally see the best of Marc Sneyd and I’m fully expecting him to bring his A game tomorrow, especially with Blake Austin on the opposing side. There won’t be much between the teams, but the black and whites’ Challenge Cup knowhow will see them through to another Wembley final.

Keith says: Hull by 7

St Helens vs Halifax (Saturday 4.30pm)

Justin Holbrook controversially rested players against London last weekend so they go into this with a fully-fit and rested squad. Their opponents Halifax will be looking to pull off arguably the competition’s biggest ever upset as they come in as 33/1 outsiders. In truth Fax have had a tough season and their cup run has helped to hide the disappointment of their league form. They do have some terrific players though and the likes of Scott Murrell will give it their all. It’s great to see a Championship club get this far but they face a team on a mission this season and there are many now that believe Saints will win the treble. The first part of that treble involves getting to Wembley and I think they will do it comfortably.

Keith says: Saints by 54

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