Warrington v Wakefield (Sat)

Ben Jones-Bishop

Ladbrokes Challenge Cup
Venue: Leigh Sports Village Date: Saturday, 30 July Kick-off: 14:30 BST Coverage: Live coverage on BBC One, BBC local radio & live text commentary on the BBC Sport website.

Warrington Wolves have made one change to their squad for the Challenge Cup semi-final against Wakefield Wildcats.

Half-back Declan Patton is included in the squad, with winger Tom Lineham dropping out.

Wakefield Wildcats are without forward Matty Ashurst (broken jaw) and Jon Molloy (torn pectoral muscle).

Ben Jones-Bishop, Danny Kirmond and Andy Yates return from injuries, while Scott Moore is available after serving a one-game suspension.

Route to the last four

Warrington

  • Sixth round: Oldham 10-70 Warrington
  • Quarter-final: Warrington 20-18 Widnes

Wakefield

  • Sixth round: Wakefield 40-22 Toulouse
  • Quarter-final: Huddersfield 16-28 Wakefield

Pre-match thoughts

Warrington head coach Tony Smith told BBC Radio Manchester:

“Once you get a taste of winning it, you want more of it.

“Each time you win is very special as usually you’ve got a different set of people each time.”

Wakefield head coach Chris Chester told BBC Radio Leeds:

“[The injury situation] is not ideal, but we can’t complain.

“This is the first injury crisis we’ve had and we’re fortunate enough to have got some depth in the squad. The players coming in are more than capable.”

Warrington (from): Atkins, Bailey, Clark, Currie, Dwyer, Evans, Gidley, Hill, Hughes, G King, T King, Patton, Penny, Ratchford, Russell, Sandow, Sims, Westerman, Westwood.

Wakefield (from): Anderson, Arona, Arundel, Crowther, Fifita, Finn, Hall, Jones-Bishop, Jowitt, Kirmond, Lyne, Miller, Moore, Scruton, Sio, A Tupou, B Tupou, Walton, Yates.

Referee: Gareth Hewer.

BBC Sport – Rugby League

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