Wigan 18 Saints 4

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SAINTS crashed out of the Challenge Cup at the DW Stadium in a scrappy game with arch enemies Wigan.

Saints led 4-0 early on but were gradually overpowered as they failed for the first time for 12 years to reach the last four, leaving the Warriors to join last year’s runners-up Leeds in the hat for Sunday’s semi-final draw.

With little to choose between the teams, Wigan were no doubt grateful for home advantage after finally getting the go-ahead to play the tie at the DW Stadium, where a bumper crowd lapped up a second derby victory of the season following their Super League triumph at Langtree Park on Good Friday.