Challenge Cup: St Helens 23-18 Huddersfield Giants

Saints celebrate
Regan Grace and Mark Percival provided the tries for Saints to overcome Huddersfield
St Helens (10) 23
Tries: Grace 3, Percival Goals: Coote 3 Drop goal: Fages
Huddersfield (12) 18
Tries: Lawrence, McIntosh 2 Goals: Sezer 3

Regan Grace scored a hat-trick as St Helens fought back to see off a dogged Huddersfield Giants and secure their place in the Challenge Cup semi-finals.

Giants scored at both ends of the first 40 to lead 12-10 at the break, with Michael Lawrence and Darnell McIntosh crossing and Aidan Sezer converting.

Grace added to his and Percival’s first-half try, as Saints finally went in front before Theo Fages’ drop goal.

McIntosh’s second try made it nervy but Grace’s treble decided the tie.

More to follow.

St Helens: Coote; Makinson, Naiqama, Percival, Grace; Lomax, Fages; Walmsley, Roby, McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Thompson, Mata’utia, Batchelor.

Interchanges: Amor, Pa’asi, Welsby, Smith.

Huddersfield: Gaskell; McGillvary, Leutele, McQueen, McIntosh; Cogger, Sezer, Yates, Cunningham, Lawrence, Edwards, Jones, Greenwood.

Replacements: O’Brien, English, Wood, Trout.

Referee: James Child (RFL)

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