Wolves Take it to The Holders!
The Wolves have drawn current Cup Holders St Helens in the fifth round of the Kellogg's Nutri-Grain Challenge Cup. The tie will be shown live on BBC Grandstand on Saturday 23rd February.Wolves Performance Director Steve Anderson commented, "St Helens are a strong opposition which will test our squad strength, but to win a Challenge Cup you have to beat strong sides which Leeds had to do last weekend against Bradford. I'm looking forward to the match it will be a challenge."The Wolves are 66-1 to win the competition, whereas the Saints are 9-4 on to lift the Cup for the second year running, but rivals Wigan are 13-8 favourites for the cup with William Hill.The Wolves over the years have a tough record against the Saints in Challenge Cup competition, though the last encounter at Wilderspool saw the Wolves run out 56-22 victors, but the scores in the cup are even at Wilderspool with four games being split with two wins a piece.
|DateRoundVenueW/L/DScoreMar 17th 19001stKnowsley RoadWon6-0Feb 14th 19031stKnowsley RoadLost3-6Mar 25th 1933Semi-FinalStation Road, SwintonWon11-5Mar 22nd 19472ndWilderspoolWon24-2Mar 28th 1953Semi-FinalStation Road, SwintonLost3-9Feb 11th 19561stKnowsley RoadLost6-15Mar 1st 1969Qtr FinalWilderspoolWon4-2Apr 15th 1972Semi-FinalCentral ParkDraw10-10Apr 19th 1972Semi-Final ReplayCentral ParkLost6-10Feb 12th 19771stWilderspoolLost12-13Apr 8th 1978Semi-FinalCentral ParkLost8-12Feb 13th 19882ndWilderspoolLost20-24Mar 1st 19985thKnowsley RoadLost22-3511, Feb, 2002