Keith Senior’s Challenge Cup Quarter-Final Predictions

Hull FC vs Catalans Dragons (Thursday 7.35pm)

Another capitulation by Hull at Magic Weekend and this is happening all too often now. Take nothing away from Huddersfield but Catalans will have been rubbing their hands watching that. The Dragons themselves weren’t at their best against Wakefield but got the job done and I think they will have too much for Hull tonight, especially with Sam Tomkins and Michael McIlorum back for the holders.

Keith says: Catalans by 10

Hull KR vs Warrington Wolves (Friday 7.35pm)

The suspension of captain Joel Tomkins is a big blow for Hull KR who will fancy a repeat of their 2015 semi-final upset win against Warrington. For the Wolves this is a banana skin and they will need to be at their best against a fired up Robins side. Steve Price is a great coach though and he will ensure his players don’t take anything for granted and for that reason I think they will run away with it in the last quarter at Craven Park.

Keith says: Warrington by 20

St Helens vs Wakefield Trinity (Saturday 3.15pm)

Wakefield have been on a tough run of late and they got the quarter-final tie nobody wanted. Saints have only lost one game all season and their professionalism has to be admired as they continue to produce top quality performances on a weekly basis. Like Warrington, this has the potential to be a banana skin for Saints but on a sunny Saturday afternoon on home soil, I just think they will be too good.

Keith says: St Helens by 16

Bradford Bulls vs Halifax (Sunday 2.45pm)

This is the tie of the round for me between two evenly matched teams. Halifax got the better of Bradford recently at Summer Bash but that came a week after the Bulls heroics against Leeds in the last round which will have taken a lot out of them. This time I think John Kear’s men will have the edge and another bumper Odsal crowd will cheer them to the semi-finals and within one game of Wembley.

Keith says: Bradford by 8

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