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Wakefield Trinity dumped out of Challenge Cup in huge shock

Featherstone Rovers have shocked Wakefield Trinity and dumped them out of the Challenge Cup.

It was a game played in terrible conditions with the rain creating a mud bath so much so you couldn’t tell the two teams apart in the second half.

Featherstone, helped by the conditions, led 10-0 at halftime but an improved second half saw Wakefield battle back to 10-all with a Mason Lino penalty sending the game to golden point.

In golden point it was a Gareth Gale intercept and 60 metre dash in the mud which won the game after a Mason Lino error. In a heartbreak for Wakefield Trinity.

Our take on Featherstone Rovers vs Wakefield Trinity

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This was a proper cup tie and a real special for all in volved but pity the mother’s sat in the rain on mother’s day but they will have been treated to a really special game at Post Office Road.

A real battle of attrition between two of the Championship’s top teams and two sides who have been dreaming of Super League over the off-season.

It was a rare meeting between the two West Yorkshire rivals both from a Wakefield postcode. This added an extra spice to a special occasion and one we need more of in the Challenge Cup.

Of course, the rain and subsequent mud bath meant that the game lacked free flowing rugby league but for those who like the physicality of our great sport were treated to the heart of the sport because of the conditions.

The only downside was the fact that one these two great Championship clubs would not be able to tangle with a Super League side in the next round which is a rotten shame and points to the need to re-imagine the Challenge Cup as IMG are striving to do so moving forward.

However, for now this is the way the Cup is which means on Monday we will see four lower league clubs joined by the 12 Super League clubs as the road to Wembley really hots up.

On days like today I am reminded of the magic of the Challenge Cup and only hope that we can see more of it.

But sadly in 2024 we won’t see this star studded Wakefield Trinity side take on a Super League side.

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