Monday, 2 April 2007

Challenge Cup roundup

Quins RL are the capital’s sole representative left in the 2007 Carnegie Challenge Cup following the round four fixtures at the weekend.

Quins cruised to a comfortable win away at French Elite side Pia, running out 8 – 64 winners, whilst neighbouring National League Two outfit London Skolars went down to Super League opponents Wakefield 4 – 52 away at Belle Vue.

Head coach Brian McDermott will be hoping that the Quins victory will act as a kick start for his sides league form having lost their last four Super League games. An away fixture at National League Two side Oldham in the Challenge Cup fifth round should also see them into the quarter-finals.

Skolars head coach Latham Tawhai was positive about the encounter despite the score line, whilst Chairman Hector McNeil was keen to stress the opportunity the tie had given his side to take reserve and junior sides up to Wakefield to play curtain raiser matches.

Wakefield (22) 52
Tries: Pryce, Murphy, Golden, Fox, P March, Ferres, Catic, Henderson 2, Jeffries, Buchanan
Goals: P March 3, Ferres

London Skolars (4) 4
Tries: Shears

Pia: (0) 8
Tries: Carrere, Muniesa

Harlequins RL: (22) 64
Tries: Gafa 2, Hill, Hopkins, McCarthy-Scarsbrook 3, Randall, Smith, Sykes 2Goals: Paul 7, Purdham 3

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