Sixth Round: Warrington v Widnes Rugby League: Challenge Cup


Sixth Round: Warrington v Widnes

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Warrington. Widnes. Two towns, six miles apart. One love, rugby league.

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Warrington pressing all the time. This is for the try! The rivalry is

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fierce. Passionate. Sometimes brutal. I should know. I played for

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both clubs. Against both clubs. I don't think I ever lost in this

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derby. Today, there will be no quarter given and no quarter asked.

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With so much at stake. Warrington at their near neighbours Widnes...

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Expect fireworks. Welcome to Warrington who are

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hosting their noisy neighbours, six miles away, it's Widnes and it's one

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of the few fixtures that we can take Jonathan Davies to Andy can walk

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around the ground and not get too much abuse from anybody. We have

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coming up the Derby between Warrington and Widnes, the game

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kicks off at 3pm. After the match, here, we will have the draw for the

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quarterfinal. We will then have the rugby league forum over on the BBC

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sport website, but if you want an little bit of athletics, stay tuned

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to BBC Two where they will have the highlights of the diamond lead from

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Shanghai. Jonathan Davies is with us alongside

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John, what is so special about this match? It's the proximity of the two

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towns, six miles, the home supporters work together, they live

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next door to each other. It's special and a lot of players have

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gone from one club to the other, and the rivalry is very intense. It's

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been a tough start of the season for both of these clubs, it seems

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strange to say it in May but is this the best chance of getting

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silverware? Certainly they will have highlighted the Challenge Cup as a

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great chance, for Widnes, a bad season, they are bottom of the Super

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League. Warrington are inconsistent in their start in Super League. So

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they will be looking to get back to Wembley. Tony Smith is a big fan of

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this competition. They will be highly motivated, both sides today.

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You see the old school in motion and grit and determination in those

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clips. We'd love to see that in the match today. In a moment we will run

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you through the results from Round 6 so far. But let's look back on

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yesterday's match when St Helens went to Castleford, and they had a

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rough time. Here are some of the key tries.

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They are grabbing at thin air, as Shelton goes in. He scores the

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game's first try. Webster, it almost seems too easy. Jake Webster.

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Walking through. Congratulations for the man who created it. Matty Smith

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again. Again it's the kick, looking to measure it, Eden goes art and

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Morgan in a midair. He catches that ball away from the Cassell said

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Byrne and St Helens have the score. Here they go again. Castleford are

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on fire. Wow, Castleford! And here comes Gayle, he will go himself. The

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ball comes free. Now it's about whether Eden goes

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into touch, he's in the air, grabbed the ball, that's a try.

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Here's Gale, and in goes the flying Eden again.

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It's a hat-trick, a second-half hat-trick for red Eden. -- Greg

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Eden. They are reaching out for him, they

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cannot put a hand on him. And Minikin, Minikin is underneath the

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posts. The procession continues. I think we're just a group of fellows

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who enjoy playing football together. We have fun at training and we bring

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it on to the pitch, and outstanding performance and that what we got in

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the locker. It doesn't get much worse than what we are at the

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moment. My time, 15 years in the club, this is the lowest point.

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So, let's catch up on all the results we had so far.

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There were two others fixtures as well as ours today, Leeds will kick

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off ten minutes late because Barrow were late arriving.

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John, we appreciate you coming on, because that was hard for you

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yesterday and you spoke incredibly honestly after the game. Is it it

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any easier today? Not really. I think throughout your career you

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have highlights and low lights, and days like yesterday were harder to

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take. That will last for a long time. We are a great club, it is a

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fantastic club I get the privilege to play for and captain. What we

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produced yesterday is not good enough. It's nowhere near the

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standard that the club sets for itself. And the history of the club

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demands we are better than what we are at the moment. Both in Super

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League and the Challenge Cup. We're out of the cup now at its extreme

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sheeting to me to have to watch the draw today -- it is excruciating for

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me to be here and have to watch the draw today.

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We should not take anything away from Castleford, they played some

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fantastic rugby. I love their approach to the game but the skills

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were at the highest level. But their defence fell off in the latter

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stages. There was a ten minute period pre-and post-half-time, the

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attacking was superb. They are on the crest of a wave, and that was a

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major difference yesterday. They were players playing on the top of

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their game. Some key players. And looking back at St Helens, I've

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played and won against them and lost against them, great clubs. But for

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me at the moment, it wasn't that there was going to play and there

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was not the aggression in the pack. So they've got to look at agreement,

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the recruitment hasn't been good over the last few years. You can't

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ask the youngsters to come through and perform at that level on a

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consistent basis. So recruitment for me is key for St Helens, because the

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supporters and the players understand the tradition and the

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success of that club. And it will come back. But recruitment is so

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crucial. You have recruited a new coach who is arriving this week,

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what is going to be the key thing that he needs to bring? You are not

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going to bring in a new team halfway to the season. He'll come and look

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and learn and listen. And I think he's going to from all accounts

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bring some attacking prowess. When you watch Castleford, the way they

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play is an entertaining style of rugby. You're right, you got to

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praise Castleford for their performance yesterday, it was

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exceptional. We're really excited to bring him on board and start to see

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what changes we can make to get back on track. I keep reading that St

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Helens have had a poor start of the season, it's not the start now, it's

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halfway through. We need to do get going quickly. We're all committed

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to Justin and everybody to get this club moving in the right direction.

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The one thing is, if you look at Super League this year, so many

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sides have beaten each other, you can't really predict a game.

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Sometimes they flog the side, they don't expect it. If you look at

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getting the basics right, you can get back on the horse, you can get

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your results and your confidence back. And all of a sudden things

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don't look as bad as they do. You've got some tough fixtures. He is going

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to have to hit the ground running. Yes, we played some big side, we've

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got Wigan and Huddersfield coming up. We're keen to get stuck into

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those games, it's hard but we've got some challenges ahead of us, but

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with just in the new coach, we will attack the new games and see what it

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brings. Let's go back to the game today because he might have gathered

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that Jonathan Davies played for both sides, so we let him lead to the

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camera and let him have a trip down memory lane.

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The north-west, and especially Warrington and Widnes, it's a

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special place because I spent seven years up here. Both towns are very

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working class towns with some great people. And it is all rugby league.

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He's going for the line, and another brilliant try! For Jonathan Davies

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and! I thoroughly enjoyed living up here, I had some great times, I'm

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lost now, I'm going the wrong way! I come down and look of this ground,

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and how it's changed and I go to Halliwell Jones, and the stadium has

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changed, how has the game changed? Its physical, it's fast. It is well

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beyond your means now! Warrington and then their neighbours Widnes.

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A little bit of feeling erupting now. They are too little turkeys

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together. The rivalry is intense. This is

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Widnes, and then next roundabout is Warrington fans. In those days, I

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had my name is sponsored on the car. When I got stuck in traffic, and

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with fans in the car next door to me, the kids were asking me, what

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was the sign language in the other car? So I had to little bit of

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explaining. The atmosphere, you can tell there's tension. Between the

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fans. That's bragging rights. And we hear about it, when we have had to

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suffer in defeat, we hear about it for awhile. Since I've been here,

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it's been fantastic. We've been on the end of some really good hiding

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is early on and we've managed to get a foothold into some competitions

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and won a couple of games on way. And what that means for the town and

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the players has a real knock-on effect. He's got support, inside

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him, no 1's going to catch the man who will score, Jonathan Davies! Jim

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Mills is the chairman of Widnes and he spoke to me officially once when

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he signed me, when he signed me, and then the second time he spoke to be

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officially coming he said, we've got to sell you.

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What a score! Of course, you've taken their best

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player. Well, he knocked on our door, I liked it that way. It's been

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an indifferent start for Kevin, he's a terrific fellow and he's got great

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desire and he came here for the right intentions. And he's going to

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be very good for us. When we lost Kevin this year, everyone was

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signed, and we did on our business so it was hard to find a half-backs.

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And then we gave the half-backs to John Miller and invested in those

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lads who'd been in the club and both of them got injured in the first

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month. You've been at the top level, do you find it frustrating to

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intimate your thoughts on to players? You -- it can be, it's no

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good giving my CV to people and train to coach, it's no good how

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good I was or how good you were, no good driving into them the real

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tough environment that I came up in, Wigan was a special environment, and

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trying to put that in place. The Challenge Cup is in trench in

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Widnes. It would mean a lot to the club and the town to do well in this

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competition. I've managed to be with my team at Wembley at four times,

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three as winners, and the last few where we were awfully close and

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beta. That's a great experience, not the losing part but being part of

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something so special, to have a great drive and be back there again.

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Once you have a taste, you get greedy.

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Did you really get lost! I did. Times have changed. They've added a

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couple of more roundabouts. It was difficult. We can't let you out on

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your own, can we? It was great coming back, seeing places that I

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lived. Two of my daughters were born in Warrington Hospital, so it's nice

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coming back, I love the Northwest. Times have changed when you look at

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some of that footage, my word they laid into each other. They did.

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There's a lot to be said for the old school style. I grew up watching the

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likes of Jonathan and Denis Betts play. That era is quite nostalgic

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for me. In Denis Betts, Widnes have got somebody who's got a huge

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pedigree in the Challenge Cup as a player. He doesn't speak about how

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decorated he is, but he's got a lot of experience of going to Wembley

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for finals. Tony Smith has also got great experience. So these guys have

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got people at the helm who are embedded in success and will be

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driving their teams forward. Let's have a look at how they sit in

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the Super League table, and it's been a real tough start the season

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for Widnes who have been by injury. They sit bottom of the table, but

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Warrington were bottom of the table for quite some time at the beginning

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of the season. But they are a team on the up at the moment. The team

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news for Warrington is interesting, they've got their internationals

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back. But we were given the team sheet which had Harvey Livett who

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did so well in the middle for him, but he has had to pull out with a

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hamstring strain, it's been a light reshuffle. Ben Westwood will start

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in the second row. Tony Smith has a huge amount of assets in his team

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who are very worth the tile, so actually it's not a big issue for

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Warrington. There is quality throughout the team sheet. Brown

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coming back from international duty, and Chris Hill, Gidley, Australian

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experience, just quality throughout. We look at the Widnes side, there is

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a lot of inexperienced but quality in the Warrington side. It is a

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young team in places, this Widnes side. What a day for Lloyd Roby to

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make his debut. You grow up wanting to play the Challenge Cup and it

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against your local rivals. But they have got to take it to them because

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Warrington, they have two manage expectation. Widnes get St Helens,

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they're not doing very well with injury, everyone expects Warrington

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to win. So it is expectation of management. But with Widnes, it's

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the other way round, they will say we are battered, we are injured,

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just get out there and play. What is going to be the key for Widnes

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today? Widnes have not started the season

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that they would like to. They got some big boys, Manasseh Monica

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they might be to get some space on the field. The man who will be

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tasked with leading them around the park is Joe Mellor. He's a great

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player, one of my favourite players. When he gets a ball in hand and take

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the line on, he can be effective. Can I have a quick word with you?

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How the boys preparing today? We've trained well, we are just go to try

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and complete and get in the game. What about the supporters, you're

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only six miles away from the town, the supporters have turned out in

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great numbers, is that a good way to turn the season around? Definitely,

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we know it's not been a great start but these always turn up great for

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us and we're looking forward to it today.

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How key is Joe Mellor to them? Huge, he and Rhys Hanbury have got a

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great, nation, Joe Mellor creates some space and you usually find

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Hanbury popping up and taking advantage. The things will be

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through Mellor, Hanbury and Heremaia, I think they'll be

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imported through the fields. The challenge is the inexperienced.

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Today is a great day for them but that could be exposed. They put

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together a very good first half against Hull, how do they do a full

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80 minutes? They go back to basics. If they complete the set up, they

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get a good kicking game and defended very well, if you just watch,

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creating and scoring tries, they're capable. Defensively, therefore.

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It's not -- they are poor. It's not the structure or defence, it's the

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one on one tackles. The support is so good, they just streamed through.

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Hull scored a try just before half-time against Widnes and it

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killed them. It gave Hull some hope, they came out in the second half and

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went through them, through the middle of the field. Its attitude,

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commitment, communication, and they've got to get that whites

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today. If there's a team that can expose you the middle of field, it's

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Warrington. They play flat and fast. This could be Matt Russell, they'll

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expose weakness and they'll have to be at their best. At any level, you

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just cannot fall off one-on-one tackles. As we mentioned, sport

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sometimes comes back to mental toughness. Today witness will have

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two front up and get stuck into that and make sure that defence is their

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priority. What is going to be the key for Warrington?

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Kind of like Widnes, Warrington haven't had the start of they wanted

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but over the last six weeks, they've turned the season around. If you

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look across the vast width of talent they've got, they should be batting

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way above they are. They have world-class players, like number

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six, Kevin Brown. We'll see if we can get a word with him. He was an

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outstanding figure for the England team last weekend. Kevin, a quick

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word? Of the back of the international last week, how's your

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confidence right now? Yeah, good, it's been confident all year. We got

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a really good lot out of the last week. You guys are looking very

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confident at this point on, the last six weeks, getting wins under the

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belt? Yes, we hit some good form, when not still where we want to be

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but the boys did great job last week. Try to fit back in and add a

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bit today as well. As you can see, he's got a real determination in his

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eyes. These players love playing at home so what was on special magic

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from Warrington today. Neither Stefan Ratchford zero Kevin

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Brown were originally in the squad to travel down under but I am

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getting the feeling they have come back with a lot of confidence. Yes,

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they've gone out and done a great job last minute. They were both very

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tidy in their performances for England. Kevin Brown was poached

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from Widnes, brought all the creativity, guile and skill that

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Widnes had. And he's been brought in and his start to this club was

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exceptional. Since then, Warrington's fortunes and his own

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personally have been up and down. But Kevin Brown's, quality, he

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creates a space, you alluded to that. Yes, just watch him, he's a

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bit of a slow player, he looks lethargic, plenty of time on the

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ball. But when you move to a different club, there's not much on

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here, really, last minute of the game, he kicks. It's about settling

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here and I is adapting to him. I think he's got an unusual tempo to

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how he plays the game and that takes some time to get used to. And

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another example would be happy Mike Chase, he plays quite erratically,

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Kevin Brown is very slow and deliberate. I find it hard to play

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against players like Kevin Brown because he draws you to him, he is

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of its smaller with his style and he draws people out of the defensive

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line and creates space. Who better to deal with Kevin Brown van Widnes,

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they know anything about him. He reminds me of Tony Myler, he was six

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foot tool, I had to adjust runs off him because he would create space. A

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slightly old-fashioned stand-off. You can't help but think, Kevin

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Brown going away and playing well for England, coming back, he could

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be the catalyst for Warrington doing good things this year. You look at

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their side, they are too good to be where they are in the Super League

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table. Certainly good enough for this group to get to Wembley this

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year. Let's hear from the two catches coaches.

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With Warrington in form, a local derby must get the juices flowing.

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Yes, we are keen to build a wobbly doing at the moment. Our last match

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was the best that macro to build on what we're doing at the road. Our

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last performance of the best performance since the Brisbane game.

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A number of players are returning to play with us. So we've got a bit

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more to choose from at the moment. It's the crippling injury list

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you've got, are you fearful about today? No, not fearful, it's an

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opportunity, we've got problems and that creates opportunities for our

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youngsters. We got a couple of 17 and 18-year-olds. A little bit of

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that great opportunity. We're not fearful, which is going to take our

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chances and all the pressure is off this group this group, we have just

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got to go out and enjoy it. Kevin Brown is back from international

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duty, how is that going to work with him and Harvey Livett? Harvey will

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slip into the centres, we're missing Rhys Evans from last week. So

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Harvey's natural position is centre but he did a great job in the halfs

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last week. So he'll move into the centres. We're looking forward to

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that. I thought Kevin was really solid for England last week and

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we're hoping that he comes up with some big plays today. It's a big

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game, local derby, the crowd will be nice and loud, if we allow them to

:25:52.:25:54.

dominate and the physical, we will be on the back foot so we got to be

:25:55.:26:00.

on the front foot. We have got a scrum half again, he will be able to

:26:01.:26:03.

dictate the play for us. Many people will think that Widnes are therefore

:26:04.:26:07.

that taking, no complicity in your dressing room? Unless you get

:26:08.:26:12.

everything right on the day, you can get beaten. Enthusiasts usually wins

:26:13.:26:17.

a game of rugby league. We need to be enthusiastic. They will be

:26:18.:26:23.

thinking the same thing. Our boys have trained well this week and

:26:24.:26:26.

prepared well so hopefully we can get off to a good start.

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I should just say that we did those interviews before Harvey pulled out

:26:32.:26:34.

with that hamstring injury, Jack Hughes comes in in the centres to

:26:35.:26:38.

replace him. He spent time with most coaches this week, how did you find

:26:39.:26:45.

them? With Widnes, times are tough. On the back of the defeat against

:26:46.:26:52.

Barrow, I think Denis Betts's problem is the depth of their squad.

:26:53.:26:57.

A lot of injuries again. So they are very much a struggling. And then on

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the back of the result against another local rivals St Helens last

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week, they are buoyant. But both these clubs have got great tradition

:27:07.:27:10.

in the cup. And this game will be released from the Super League, and

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whoever wins, it will be a nice thread throughout the season, as

:27:16.:27:19.

long as they can hang on in there until August. It's an important game

:27:20.:27:25.

for both clubs. With Denis a couple of weeks ago at Salford, and you

:27:26.:27:30.

guys had been under pressure this season, but there was not a feeling

:27:31.:27:34.

that Denis was under pressure, everyone understands what is going

:27:35.:27:37.

on and this is a club which has been building through the years. Without

:27:38.:27:41.

doubt, they've done a great job, Widnes, to be in the position

:27:42.:27:44.

they're in now. The club was in some serious trouble, and Widnes have

:27:45.:27:50.

done some great things with limited resources, Denis has. I feel like

:27:51.:27:57.

they got of searching of the soul to do. But putting some young players

:27:58.:28:01.

in now, you're going to get some diamonds. What better stage, a

:28:02.:28:06.

Challenge Cup game in the sun like this, against local rivals, for

:28:07.:28:12.

these young guys to step up. I'm excited for them young guys to have

:28:13.:28:17.

a crack against Warrington, nothing to lose. Warrington have got the

:28:18.:28:21.

pressure of expectation on them, but Widnes have got a great of the

:28:22.:28:25.

surety to attack. We've talked a lot about the halves and the creative

:28:26.:28:31.

play, but they've both got great wings, how much key has it been that

:28:32.:28:38.

Patrick is back from injury? They are both exceptional finishers and

:28:39.:28:42.

big guys who are hard to handle. Look at the tackle busts. 18 from

:28:43.:28:52.

Tom Linder, so these guys are making a lot of metres and breaking speed.

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-- Tom Lineham. Patrick Ah Van has been on fire with his tight that

:29:04.:29:07.

work and strength in corners recently. A real asset for Widnes.

:29:08.:29:12.

Patrick Garvan has not got headlines but he is a strong performer and he

:29:13.:29:17.

knows how to finish. He just looks for he doesn't stay on. And then he

:29:18.:29:25.

just comes off the wing. He is great out there. That's a great finish. A

:29:26.:29:33.

great finish. In tight spaces, when you got a man whose that big, that

:29:34.:29:37.

strong and quick, he's difficult to stop. He's a great ever had capture.

:29:38.:29:43.

Both him and Lineham have a challenge for the opposition because

:29:44.:29:48.

they can great opportunity. A quick addiction? I can't see past

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Warrington. Same, Warrington, I can't sit on the fence. The players

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are in the tunnel, so let's hand you to our commentary team.

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A little bit of pre-match nerves there, Sunday afternoons in Cheshire

:30:05.:30:11.

our usual gentle affairs, not this Sunday. It will be a blood and

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thunder derby on the cards. We hope six miles of separation but a common

:30:17.:30:23.

bond of mutual loathing between these two sides. Certainly the

:30:24.:30:29.

supporters in the primrose and blue of Warrington in evidence, and the

:30:30.:30:32.

flavour of the pre-match is that they start here today very much as

:30:33.:30:36.

favourites. Especially given the adversity in terms of injuries that

:30:37.:30:42.

Widnes have been having. Several youngsters in their 17 today,

:30:43.:30:47.

including a young debutant, more of that in a moment. The black and

:30:48.:30:52.

white of Widnes, the cup kings of the 70s and 80s, looking to restore

:30:53.:30:56.

some of that tradition. They've got a big task on their

:30:57.:31:07.

hands, that sliding black and white. Their supporters are here in good

:31:08.:31:13.

heart. And with plenty of hope. We heard about the late changes. Benny

:31:14.:31:19.

westward coming off the bench to start in the second row. Jack Hughes

:31:20.:31:26.

in the centre. George King a late replacement on the bench for

:31:27.:31:29.

Warrington. Let's have a look at that line-up right now. Warrington

:31:30.:31:35.

had three players back from being on duty for England in Australia last

:31:36.:31:36.

week. A kids collection for Widnes.

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18-year-old Lloyd Roby making his debut. 18-year-old Johnstone and

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17-year-old Walker. Those numbers give you the clues. 31, 37, 38, 35.

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They are not in line normally. James child is the referee today.

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Kevin Brown up against his former club. Not the most favourite in

:32:38.:32:46.

Widnes these days, Kevin Brown. Hanbury gets the kick under way.

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Ratchford underneath. Here comes Sims with the first drive on this

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sunny afternoon in Warrington. Warrington against Widnes, a place

:32:58.:33:01.

in the quarterfinals of the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup at stake.

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Let's hear the early thoughts of Brian Noble. Widnes have to be

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exceptional in these early stages. Warrington have been renowned. Team

:33:16.:33:20.

games exceptionally fast. Widnes will have to be very careful in

:33:21.:33:26.

these early stages. Yes, I think they've got a decent enough pact to

:33:27.:33:30.

compete with Warrington and if they can handle their ruck speed, kick

:33:31.:33:49.

pressure we saw. Tony Smith the coach. He's had Wembley glory of

:33:50.:33:53.

course with Warrington in recent years. Denis Betts knows all about

:33:54.:34:03.

Wembley glory as well. Seven Challenge Cup medals for him, the

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Widnes coach. It is taken up by Heremaia... They've missed him this

:34:12.:34:16.

season for big chunks, he's been injured. He grabs himself a penalty.

:34:17.:34:21.

I'm just thinking, everyone has had the element of sympathy for Widnes.

:34:22.:34:26.

You build up the fact there is every four kids in there. They are a big

:34:27.:34:30.

chance today. If you can manufacture a response to that, they've

:34:31.:34:36.

certainly got a big enough pact. They've got to start exceptionally

:34:37.:34:43.

well. Runciman taking it in. Taking up position. Mellor going left and

:34:44.:34:48.

straightened up by Jack Buchanan the Australian who is underneath the

:34:49.:34:51.

sticks and 80 yards away. This is promising from Widnes at the moment.

:34:52.:35:00.

Hanbury wrapped up well by the Warrington defence, out on the

:35:01.:35:06.

fringes. A step and they drive back by Olbison, the former Bradford man.

:35:07.:35:14.

Widnes still knocking on the door. Getting close. It came off the chest

:35:15.:35:19.

of Cahill. And it came forward off that chest so Warrington get the

:35:20.:35:25.

ball back here. A terrific tackle from Jack Hughes. Just watched the

:35:26.:35:32.

play unfolds, his left shoulder really physical on Cahill. Good

:35:33.:35:39.

early signs for Warrington. A tough catch, that one. Catching those

:35:40.:35:42.

balls at the line for the Widnes players, against someone in your

:35:43.:35:50.

face, it's a tough catch. Brent Hodgson alongside Denis Betts. He's

:35:51.:35:57.

got some Wembley memories as well as a Huddersfield player. Gidley at

:35:58.:36:05.

dummy half. He was named on the bench but because of that late

:36:06.:36:12.

injury to Harvey Livett he has started. Ratchford goes left with a

:36:13.:36:17.

wonderful pass out to Lineham his way is blocked by an enthusiastic

:36:18.:36:22.

Widnes chased back. Warrington deep inside Widnes territory for the

:36:23.:36:25.

first time in the game so far. Three and a half minutes played. Here is

:36:26.:36:37.

Gidley... Ratchford puts it high in the air. Hanbury coming across,

:36:38.:36:42.

Lineham was there and it came off his fingertips. Warrington come away

:36:43.:36:50.

with nothing. We haven't spoken much about Rhys Hanbury. His attacking

:36:51.:36:55.

prowess is vital for Widnes today. His speed and footwork might be the

:36:56.:37:03.

difference. What we saw there was an attempt to catch the ball

:37:04.:37:07.

defensively. I think Ratchford and Brown put the ball as high as they

:37:08.:37:17.

possibly could. He's bigger than most of the big fellows, Ah Van.

:37:18.:37:22.

Damien Johnson has news for us on the touchline. Harvey Livett felt a

:37:23.:37:27.

bit of a twinge in his hamstring, ran down the tunnel complaining

:37:28.:37:31.

about it and disappeared into the physio room. Thought it might be

:37:32.:37:37.

cramped but on further inspection he was out of the game. He's been

:37:38.:37:44.

playing well, Harvey Livett. Ratchford picks up, fresh from that

:37:45.:37:48.

international adventure he has last week. He was a late call-up to

:37:49.:37:53.

England and he made a claim the way he played. He is a terrific player,

:37:54.:38:01.

Stefan Ratchford. Widnes are doing the right things, they are

:38:02.:38:06.

completing early in this game. St Helens were at 40% at half-time,

:38:07.:38:10.

Widnes can't afford to do that in this game. Ratchford throws off a

:38:11.:38:17.

couple of defenders. Cahill just caught his ankles and slowed him

:38:18.:38:23.

down. I think there's a bit too much going on from Olbison. The penalty

:38:24.:38:28.

for Warrington. Footwork again from Stefan Ratchford. So good on his

:38:29.:38:30.

feet, gets himself between defenders. One defender left in his

:38:31.:38:39.

way. Gets his team a penalty. The first tackle settles Warrington into

:38:40.:38:46.

decent position here. Five more to come. Gidley, Brown, Ratchford, seen

:38:47.:38:52.

plenty of him so far. He was offering an off-load, there was

:38:53.:38:56.

nobody waiting. Gidley again. It's a poor pass. Sims has to take it in

:38:57.:39:04.

and rolls it back to Gidley. Cahill wrapped himself around him. Short

:39:05.:39:12.

pass, there's the Frenchman. Jullien, he's an interesting

:39:13.:39:19.

character, a real impact player. Last tackle. Warrington Wolves it is

:39:20.:39:24.

to create here. Kevin Brown, Ratchford with the past, batted on

:39:25.:39:29.

quickly by Hughes I think that was on the near side. It left his winger

:39:30.:39:38.

with nothing really on, Russell. It was a small opportunity. Jack Hughes

:39:39.:39:42.

trying to be a bit too fancy. Probably should have caught that.

:39:43.:39:50.

Small opportunity for Warrington. That's why you hope Harvey Livett

:39:51.:39:55.

was, but he's off the field. Probably Jack Hughes didn't quite

:39:56.:40:02.

possess. It was 80 11 situation. Widnes surviving that first real

:40:03.:40:05.

spell of pressure. They are up against it today, a lot of

:40:06.:40:16.

youngsters on the field again. Lloyd Raby is 18 years old and making his

:40:17.:40:22.

debut in a Challenge Cup tie at Warrington -- Lloyd Roby. Here is

:40:23.:40:33.

Johnstone. Out of dummy half by Mellor. They are rolling forward

:40:34.:40:40.

with decent intent, here. Keeping themselves a platform. Dudson

:40:41.:40:47.

flicking it away, Buchanan can't keep old and too many knocks on in

:40:48.:40:53.

the end for the referee's liking. Good play from Widnes initially but

:40:54.:41:00.

just that one past too far from Dudson, couldn't quite take it in.

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It's so important for Widnes Vikings to completing these early strangers.

:41:06.:41:09.

Don't give cheap possession away to Warrington, they will feed off that.

:41:10.:41:19.

Eight times Challenge Cup winners, Warrington. They had a really good

:41:20.:41:27.

spell where they dominated the competition over four years. Beta

:41:28.:41:34.

last year in the final against Hull. Here is Lineham. Bell fancy their

:41:35.:41:38.

chances of a good cup run. Warrington especially, early form

:41:39.:41:43.

poor but they are putting that behind them. They are hitting decent

:41:44.:41:47.

form at the moment. Here is Chris Hill.

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25 away. Growing in menace, Warrington at the moment. Widnes

:42:07.:42:14.

offside, not square I think was the decision so a penalty for

:42:15.:42:18.

Warrington. They hit the tackle count as well. They are on the try

:42:19.:42:30.

line, basically. Ashton Sims. Warrington looking to push their way

:42:31.:42:35.

over here. Tenth minute of the game. Ratchford puts it over the top...

:42:36.:42:41.

When Atkins has it back again it would have been advantage. I know he

:42:42.:42:45.

said a forward pass... It's important that Widnes take this

:42:46.:43:01.

opportunity they've been given to complete the set, put Warrington and

:43:02.:43:04.

a bit of pressure. They made a couple of errors, gave a penalty

:43:05.:43:13.

away. As we see, Ratchford frustrated that pass forward a bit.

:43:14.:43:19.

Vitally important set for Widnes. What are you smiling at? I thought

:43:20.:43:25.

the decision was a bit strange. The Widnes defender touched that. The

:43:26.:43:35.

best team in this competition are Warrington at picking and going.

:43:36.:43:37.

When they win the ground in and around the ruck they put you on the

:43:38.:43:43.

back foot with either a dummy half run or another carry in and around

:43:44.:43:46.

there. I think Widnes are trying to get them a bearing game but you

:43:47.:43:50.

can't give them the ball for nothing like that. Here comes Cooper,

:43:51.:43:56.

straightening up. Think forget that quarterfinal draw after this match

:43:57.:44:04.

on this channel. There is a rugby league forum as well. Don't forget

:44:05.:44:10.

the Super League show a week on Tuesday. It's Magic Weekend next

:44:11.:44:15.

week, every game in Newcastle in the Super League. You can catch it on

:44:16.:44:18.

the Super League show a week on Tuesday. Gidley and dummy half. 15

:44:19.:44:30.

out. Brown again. The two England players combining, Brown and tell.

:44:31.:44:35.

Gidley the Australian. Options to his left... No smile this time.

:44:36.:44:48.

Definitely good decision from the officials. Widnes are doing a good

:44:49.:44:54.

job in the ruck. They know they can't often play at speed as we just

:44:55.:44:59.

saw Livett stray that pass forward a bit. They know they can't allow them

:45:00.:45:03.

to play quick and get them nice and tight in the tackle and Warrington

:45:04.:45:07.

want to speed this game up as it progresses. Nervy at the moment.

:45:08.:45:21.

Neither side taking an advantage. 65% territory for Warrington, 58%

:45:22.:45:27.

possession. That tells you Warrington at -- are dominating.

:45:28.:45:37.

They've now given a penalty away. Patrick Ah Van a master at winning

:45:38.:45:41.

penalties. He manufactured the penalty, got himself through. I

:45:42.:45:48.

think he found an advantage there, Ah Van, in convincing the referee.

:45:49.:45:58.

They stopped him from doing that so the penalty was given. Here come

:45:59.:46:02.

Widnes, 40 metres out, a set of six to work with here. Taken in in the

:46:03.:46:12.

first instance by Liam Walsh. That clutch of teenagers in this Widnes

:46:13.:46:17.

side. Buchanan driving it forward. Heremaia is a long way from his

:46:18.:46:22.

teenage years, he's 34 years old. A ball is bowled back by Dudson.

:46:23.:46:29.

Picked up smartly by Johnstone who searches for something on the

:46:30.:46:33.

right-hand side. A little bit of give. Mellor... Offered inside for

:46:34.:46:40.

Hanbury who's got the zip but he's also got Kevin Brown in close

:46:41.:46:44.

proximity to make the tackle... They go short, he's over, he's reached

:46:45.:46:53.

over and Widnes have the first try of the game. That's exactly what

:46:54.:47:05.

they needed. Absolutely. Warrington with the territory in this game and

:47:06.:47:08.

they've waited and bided their time to penalty from Ah Van. Just gives

:47:09.:47:16.

his team the opportunity, they get the right position. They haven't had

:47:17.:47:20.

too much of it in this game. When they did they took advantage of it.

:47:21.:47:25.

Hanbury accelerated through the gap. The Warrington defence managed to

:47:26.:47:30.

get him down. Heremaia with a lovely fat pass. Greg Burke right

:47:31.:47:34.

underneath the posts. Brilliant try from the Widnes Vikings. It was a

:47:35.:47:39.

good try and full credit to Rhys Hanbury. He created that try. His

:47:40.:47:44.

surge on the inside beats Ratchford. The speed of the play of the ball

:47:45.:47:52.

allows Burke to pick his spot. He's so quick, Hanbury. 15 minutes

:47:53.:48:05.

played. That try was scored. Widnes had the lead. Patrick van, two or

:48:06.:48:15.

three in the Widnes side who are capable kickers. That's not the

:48:16.:48:21.

biggest test he might face today but six points to nil. Widnes lead. It

:48:22.:48:31.

was vitally important for Widnes Vikings to get a good start in this

:48:32.:48:38.

game. They have been under pressure. To be 6-0 after 15 minutes I'm sure

:48:39.:48:43.

Denis Betts will be very, very happy. First try of the season for

:48:44.:48:51.

Greg Burke. If you go through a season without scoring a try you

:48:52.:48:55.

have to do a nudie run at training, danger you?! -- don't you. LAUGHTER

:48:56.:49:10.

Here comes Cahill, Widnes buoyed by the early confidence. Can they do it

:49:11.:49:16.

on the back of this? What is Warrington's response going to be

:49:17.:49:23.

like? Rolling towards the halfway line but still a distance short of

:49:24.:49:29.

it. Need to make some metres in what remains of this set. A couple of

:49:30.:49:35.

tackles still to go. Heremaia dodging and weaving but no way

:49:36.:49:41.

forward. Johnstone... Johnstone was a dummy half. Rhys Hanbury going to

:49:42.:49:47.

go there. Back it comes to Mellor who puts the kick in, simply licking

:49:48.:49:51.

her touch and he has found it. Warrington will stop midway inside

:49:52.:49:54.

their own half. Smart play from Mellor. As we've explained, it gives

:49:55.:50:07.

both packs the chance to go and talk about their defence. It's a tactic

:50:08.:50:12.

as well. We know that Warrington are exceptionally good at bringing the

:50:13.:50:15.

ball back. If you roll the ball dead it stops that threat. Warrington.

:50:16.:50:27.

Tony Smith looking on. I think his side can provide a response quickly

:50:28.:50:37.

here. Benjamin Jullien... Hughes pushing forward. Gidley picks it up

:50:38.:50:47.

again and Hill takes it on again. Warrington getting territory once

:50:48.:50:51.

more inside their opponents' half. Gidley collects... It's Cooper the

:50:52.:50:57.

wider man he goes to. He's given it away and Cahill picks it up and with

:50:58.:51:02.

this habit back and Hanbury will try to start the movement forward again

:51:03.:51:10.

here. Still deep inside their own territory.

:51:11.:51:18.

I think he slipped! He's OK. Here is Cahill.

:51:19.:51:38.

Heremaia dodges and dances away from a couple of defenders. Johnstone

:51:39.:51:45.

tries to put his frame through those three defenders, they hang on. Here

:51:46.:51:50.

comes tackle six, defining moment in this set. Great high kick from

:51:51.:51:57.

Mellor. Widnes hands get it and knock it backwards, it's still the

:51:58.:52:01.

sixth tackle. It's out with Roby on the right-hand side but he can't get

:52:02.:52:05.

away from those three Warrington defenders and it is at handover.

:52:06.:52:09.

Terrific kick from Joe Mellor, right into the area where you don't want

:52:10.:52:17.

it. Tom Lineham travelled to it. Widnes are growing in confidence and

:52:18.:52:19.

they are starting to enjoy themselves. There's a little insight

:52:20.:52:33.

into the game. That's good, good from Patton. Jullien is looking for

:52:34.:52:38.

the outside. They are pre-drugs out of play-by-play penalty. The referee

:52:39.:52:41.

decides the tackle was completed and then it was a second effort by

:52:42.:52:45.

Hanbury that put him out of place. We saw a perfect example, Russell

:52:46.:52:56.

finds the ball... The past to Jullien, that was a try saving

:52:57.:53:01.

tackle from Hanbury but they adjudicate it's a penalty.

:53:02.:53:14.

Burke was there to complete the job. Here is Declan Patton trying to get

:53:15.:53:24.

through. But they hang on. Gidley with a dummy! Going but not quite

:53:25.:53:35.

going the distance. Pushed back. Atkins! Ryan Atkins finds the way

:53:36.:53:42.

over, it's a hands on hips moment for Widnes. They know they've let

:53:43.:53:48.

themselves down. Atkins with Warrington's response. Great

:53:49.:53:54.

footwork from Atkins. Gidley picks him out and it is literally just off

:53:55.:54:01.

his left foot. A couple of times they could have gone there,

:54:02.:54:04.

Warrington, and when they did the glass break because of the pressure.

:54:05.:54:13.

Jullien gets on the outside of the past and Hanbury can't do that.

:54:14.:54:17.

Gives Warrington the field position. Gidley nearly gets himself over.

:54:18.:54:26.

Runs into Danny half. The Widnes defender can't regain his feet and

:54:27.:54:29.

make the defensive player on the line. They'll be disappointed their

:54:30.:54:36.

Widnes because they defended so well on their own try line for large

:54:37.:54:41.

periods of this first 20 minutes. That was probably the easiest one to

:54:42.:54:46.

defend. Unfortunately Joe Mellor didn't quite reactor that. He was

:54:47.:54:52.

smart, Atkins. He saw that Joe Mellor stumbled. He was smart enough

:54:53.:55:05.

to pick that ball out. Stefan Ratchford...

:55:06.:55:19.

Missed a lot of the early season because of injury, Stefan Ratchford.

:55:20.:55:27.

And he was missed by Warrington. They had that awful start. But he's

:55:28.:55:36.

back, Warrington are back. A try scoring moment for England last week

:55:37.:55:44.

in Sydney against Samoa. The flag confirms its 6-6. It's really

:55:45.:55:48.

important for Widnes right now. Warrington looking to speed up the

:55:49.:55:52.

game. Widnes need to take the momentum the game and make sure that

:55:53.:55:55.

Warrington played a game at their speed. He made the mistake of

:55:56.:56:06.

running at the start yesterday, it didn't last long! He's absolutely

:56:07.:56:10.

spot-on. Yesterday the game was very tight. It was about this period

:56:11.:56:16.

Castleford broke out and scored try after try. Warrington exceptionally

:56:17.:56:20.

good at that themselves. Widnes have to be very careful, keep this game

:56:21.:56:32.

their speed. Seventh try of the season for him. Ashton Sims bringing

:56:33.:56:38.

it back. Warrington are looking for back-to-back moments of glory here.

:56:39.:56:48.

Widnes closing them down. Gidley, again. Daryl Clark's missing so

:56:49.:56:52.

Gidley operating in that number nine role.

:56:53.:57:01.

And off-loaded away! Watch out youngster, not too many of those,

:57:02.:57:17.

Brown with the pass, Russell slips. Can't get back to his feet and he

:57:18.:57:24.

knocks on. Warrington had the numbers. He was going straight for

:57:25.:57:28.

Russell on the wings. Would have had a walk in. The ball dipped. Couldn't

:57:29.:57:36.

quite collect the ball. Is a great piece of skill from Ratchford.

:57:37.:57:48.

Danger signs, they didn't quite control that set.

:57:49.:57:59.

Patrick van wants to get involved early. Mike Cooper came across and

:58:00.:58:07.

gave him a taste of his shoulder, I think. It's not often you see a big

:58:08.:58:18.

man like Ah Van on the ground. Buchanan in a bit of strife as well.

:58:19.:58:22.

Widnes will roll on for the moment without him. It's a dangerous period

:58:23.:58:32.

for Widnes Vikings. Warrington are looking strong. They picked up the

:58:33.:58:36.

pace of this game. Just have to make sure they complete the sets.

:58:37.:58:43.

Manuokafoa is on the field, we've just seen him. Ratchford should deal

:58:44.:58:48.

with that kick. Some confidence in that path. -- that path. Westwood

:58:49.:59:01.

ranging wide in the centre. Those are some of the latest scores. The

:59:02.:59:12.

quarterfinal draw is coming up as soon as we've finished here. Of the

:59:13.:59:24.

wings come Roby. When you make that kind of play you've got to come up

:59:25.:59:31.

with the goods, and he did. This is the last tackle coming up.

:59:32.:59:36.

Warrington 30 metres out trying to execute the perfect kick, if they

:59:37.:59:41.

can. An easy take for Patrick Ah Van. Kevin Brown is there. He's

:59:42.:59:48.

stolen the ball. And then he's being held down for too long I Hanbury who

:59:49.:59:56.

is shown a yellow card. He's in the sin-bin for the professional foul.

:59:57.:00:04.

What a play from Brown that was. A massive winger, just stole the ball,

:00:05.:00:11.

and they've lost a man with Hanbury walking off the field. Big ten

:00:12.:00:15.

minutes for Widnes Vikings to defend. He's taken the longest route

:00:16.:00:22.

off to give his team-mates a bit of a breather. Still going, still on

:00:23.:00:32.

the field. Eventually steps of. Ashton Sims with the first big

:00:33.:00:38.

bulldozing effort to test the resolve of those witnessed

:00:39.:00:38.

offenders. Test passed. Brown, the man who created this open

:00:39.:00:57.

up, looking to. Sims has another go and this time is unstoppable,

:00:58.:01:03.

rolling over, touching down, this referee is not entirely sure. He's

:01:04.:01:07.

going to the video so let's hear from our video referee. OK, we've

:01:08.:01:12.

got a try, I need to check the grounding. So, just looking at the

:01:13.:01:17.

grounding. And on this, I can't see the ball, I

:01:18.:01:27.

can now. He's still in control of the ball. And at that point it looks

:01:28.:01:37.

like... It's not got down. Right, I need another view on that, please, I

:01:38.:01:41.

can't clearly see the ball on the ground from that angle.

:01:42.:01:48.

So, on this, can I see the ball on the ground? It in his right arm.

:01:49.:01:53.

This might give me something clearer. There it doesn't get down.

:01:54.:02:01.

On that angle, the ball is held up. OK, can we have another angle,

:02:02.:02:11.

please? So at this moment in time... I think it's held up. This can be

:02:12.:02:18.

slowed down. This shows that the ball is up, it isn't down there, it

:02:19.:02:23.

can't be down there because his arm is there. He's never got down at

:02:24.:02:30.

that time. Does we have any more angles? I am overturning the

:02:31.:02:34.

position because I can't see the ball on the ground, I've got

:02:35.:02:40.

evidence to suggest the ball is up. I am giving no dry, the ball is out.

:02:41.:02:46.

Take a bow, Eamon O'Carroll, what a try saving tackle that was.

:02:47.:02:57.

Fantastic, he got himself in between defenders, he just got himself under

:02:58.:03:01.

the ball. Made it difficult for him to get it down and he's got the

:03:02.:03:05.

decision there. Great play from Eamon O'Carroll. He doesn't agree

:03:06.:03:12.

with the decision. But he was held up over the line so they still have

:03:13.:03:15.

position and possession here, Warrington.

:03:16.:03:20.

If this is just delayed inevitable or can Widnes hang on? There is

:03:21.:03:34.

another set of six tackles being given here. Six more tackles for

:03:35.:03:39.

Widnes to depend on their line. That was an odd way of getting back to

:03:40.:03:50.

his feet! Right-hand side, Kevin Brown, it was just a delay of the

:03:51.:03:55.

inevitable. Kevin Brown against his former team, a little leap in the

:03:56.:03:59.

air, a punch of the air. And Warrington do have the lead, for the

:04:00.:04:04.

very first time in the game. How many times has Kevin Brown done that

:04:05.:04:07.

in his career? He's one of the best in the world at the short goal.

:04:08.:04:11.

Right into the heart of the defensive line. You cannot take a

:04:12.:04:16.

dummy off Kevin Brown. We know he's going to accelerate through the

:04:17.:04:21.

gaps. Here we see Atkins with the off-load, we knew that Widnes were

:04:22.:04:24.

going to be under all sorts of pressure. Brown gets in at dummy

:04:25.:04:29.

half, the defender gets out, he squeezes in a terrific try from

:04:30.:04:34.

Kevin Brown. He's definitely hard to stop from there. He always had the

:04:35.:04:40.

intention of running and beating him that Widnes defenders in and around

:04:41.:04:49.

the ruck who moved up to give him the space. I think there was an

:04:50.:04:55.

extra cheer for Kevin Brown because it was irritate the man macro fans

:04:56.:04:58.

more, because he -- there was an extra cheerful Kevin

:04:59.:05:12.

Brown because it would irritate the Widnes fans even more, he was once

:05:13.:05:20.

one of theirs, and now he is belonging to Warrington. A terrific

:05:21.:05:26.

kick, two out of two, Warrington now lead. Same rules, they have got to

:05:27.:05:34.

man down now, they have got to top the ruck speed of this Warrington

:05:35.:05:38.

team. They are going to try and get this depleted Warrington team, they

:05:39.:05:43.

are walking back trying to get that time so they can get Hanbury back on

:05:44.:05:48.

the field so they can look like a whole continent. I think we're going

:05:49.:05:55.

to see the top line of Martin Russell and Stefan Ratchford running

:05:56.:06:00.

out now, there will be along minutes for Widnes. They are a man up, they

:06:01.:06:08.

have got to man down, that is a good line. I would like to say it is

:06:09.:06:10.

pre-scripted but it just came to me! Surely that was a knock-on. Well,

:06:11.:06:29.

they got away with one there, Warrington.

:06:30.:06:39.

Was there a touch on that? So many questions.

:06:40.:06:55.

Lineham has some power about him, but they've got him and dealt with

:06:56.:07:01.

him. Warrington looking dangerous, looming large on that Widnes line

:07:02.:07:11.

once more. A late decision, a poor pass, some dreadful handling and

:07:12.:07:14.

Widnes get away with it. That's another slow scrum for Widnes,

:07:15.:07:21.

hammering back on the field. Just a bit of miscommunication between

:07:22.:07:29.

Patton and Gidley, Gidley so used to playing in the halves. And

:07:30.:07:33.

Warrington so used to having Darren Clarke there, probably a little bit

:07:34.:07:36.

of miscommunication. Certainly we knew about the Warrington side, they

:07:37.:07:41.

very much like the physical side of the game, they will back up

:07:42.:07:47.

defensively. But they have to the good with the ball. Warrington

:07:48.:07:54.

looking to pin them down here for as long as they can as well. Widnes

:07:55.:08:01.

backs against the wall, against their own try line.

:08:02.:08:06.

They've got a bit of give, penalty, they will be relieved at that. A big

:08:07.:08:15.

penalty for Widnes. They were under real pressure there. Warrington

:08:16.:08:19.

opting the tempo physically. You can see Joe Mellor trying to relieve the

:08:20.:08:23.

pressure for his team, get them up field and get some position in this

:08:24.:08:32.

game. James Chapelhow the man here, his twin brother Ted is also in the

:08:33.:08:38.

squad. They call him B one and B two, the two twins. They both played

:08:39.:08:44.

tennis for Cheshire as well, one of the most unlikely facts. Two big

:08:45.:08:48.

lumbering rugby players have represented Cheshire at tennis.

:08:49.:08:58.

Buchanan, what a chance that was! Well, he looked one wet, past the

:08:59.:09:06.

other. Through the gap. They will have to have a look at that. It was

:09:07.:09:08.

close. He's not smiling. I'm not sure, I

:09:09.:09:20.

think that's OK, I think that's a flat ball. I think that's unlucky.

:09:21.:09:27.

Lovely stuff, lovely stuff. Great, nice soft hands. Territory still to

:09:28.:09:40.

be debited by Warrington, what about this? Great tackle from Ah Van, the

:09:41.:09:49.

two number fives in a real big combat, Russell looked to have got

:09:50.:09:52.

the edge, and Ah Van said, you have not. He was making a mistake and

:09:53.:09:57.

missed him in the first place, he thought, oh, my God, I better get

:09:58.:10:01.

back here and do something. He got a brilliant result of the struggling

:10:02.:10:05.

back and getting the play. He has run twice as hard to get to the

:10:06.:10:07.

sideline and get the results. Mr Brooke, I think it is on this

:10:08.:10:15.

side. Dominic Crosby on the field. He was

:10:16.:10:34.

playing a while last week and was really, really good. So Warrington

:10:35.:10:37.

will be hoping that he can reproduce that form again here.

:10:38.:10:51.

Still with only 12 men against Warrington's 13, Widnes. Another

:10:52.:10:58.

four minutes or so for Hanbury in the sin-bin.

:10:59.:11:14.

One play to go in the set and it's a penalty, it penalty. Dell go again,

:11:15.:11:22.

they got another six here. They looked dangerous with the ball in

:11:23.:11:26.

hand, even without face macro, they look as though they're -- even

:11:27.:11:33.

without Hanbury, they look as though they are causing problems for

:11:34.:11:41.

Warrington. So, the tap, the Warrington players are being ordered

:11:42.:11:45.

backwards, the Inc reached by an extra foot or so. Here comes the

:11:46.:11:49.

first attacking moment. Oh Carol, try saver at one and, very

:11:50.:12:06.

nearly a try saver at the moment. It's getting a bit predictable.

:12:07.:12:33.

Maybe a play that isn't a runner from dummy half here.

:12:34.:12:42.

That was a great recovery from Lineham to feel that ball, go down

:12:43.:12:48.

his haunches and clean it up, because it was a smart kit from

:12:49.:12:54.

Mellor. Did exceptionally well, Mellor, there was some real kick

:12:55.:12:58.

pressure on him. He weaved his way through two defenders. Brilliant

:12:59.:13:04.

from Tom Lineham. A bit of blood there you might be able to see. It's

:13:05.:13:13.

on Eamon O'Carroll. Former Wigan man, Eamon O'Carroll, six years at

:13:14.:13:18.

that club. About to be back to a full condiment of 13 players.

:13:19.:13:21.

Hanbury ready for the return. Got to go off, you've got to go,

:13:22.:13:37.

mate, you already been treated once. He has to go off, he's already been

:13:38.:13:46.

treated, just take off, please. So, they're spilling blood for their

:13:47.:13:50.

side, but they need to get cleaned up, shirts change, to come back on

:13:51.:13:58.

again. Are you bringing somebody on? They've got 11 players on the field.

:13:59.:14:05.

They've got to organise this a bit better, put somebody on change your

:14:06.:14:10.

shirt and get back out there, surely. Still 11 players on the

:14:11.:14:15.

field for Widnes. Manuokafoa is coming on, he's got a different

:14:16.:14:21.

headband on. They are after 12. And Hanbury is back on so they are back

:14:22.:14:29.

to a full 13 now. Cooper, that's not the kind of player you want on the

:14:30.:14:32.

sixth tackle, wedded he come from, why did you pass to him? And it's a

:14:33.:14:40.

very cheap handover. They are a bit rattled here, Warrington, not as

:14:41.:14:42.

fast flowing and fluid as we expected them to be. Widnes have got

:14:43.:14:47.

Willie under the skin of this Warrington side. Two they have

:14:48.:14:50.

really got under the skin. It's back to one, because Atkins

:14:51.:15:32.

played at that, and he says play on. It is play on. Well, there is a bit

:15:33.:15:41.

of luck from Atkins. Super play, you make your own luck. Ryan Atkins kept

:15:42.:15:46.

pressure on him, went again, managed to return the ball for his own side.

:15:47.:15:51.

That was the initial kick pressure, aggressive, gets the ball back,

:15:52.:15:55.

super play from Ryan Atkins. So Warrington advancing towards the

:15:56.:15:56.

halfway line. Mike Cooper scored his first try on

:15:57.:16:19.

his return to Warrington last year. He had spent a couple of years down

:16:20.:16:21.

under. Standing up to the intensity of the

:16:22.:16:43.

battle, these young fellas here so far. You can see the difference, but

:16:44.:16:46.

a physical challenge, Warrington are going to the tackle, they are

:16:47.:16:53.

winning most of their collisions. They have got to find a way of

:16:54.:16:56.

winning the ruck to progress down field.

:16:57.:17:03.

Warrington have got youngsters as well, young Morgan Smith there.

:17:04.:17:15.

It's a big set here from Widnes, because last week they were in a

:17:16.:17:23.

dominant position and conceded very close to that first half ending, and

:17:24.:17:29.

that sets the second half so they have got to be careful here.

:17:30.:18:14.

On tackle six, Warrington are close. There was a blow of the whistle

:18:15.:18:23.

there. Well, I thought he was looking at an advantage, it sounded

:18:24.:18:26.

as though he had blown his whistle but obviously not. People are

:18:27.:18:29.

looking quizzically at him. But it's just the handover. A big defensive

:18:30.:18:38.

play from Widnes. Ratchford had to scramble and bring him down short,

:18:39.:18:41.

and this will allow them to go into half-time still in the game. The

:18:42.:18:47.

referee blows his whistle, for half-time, but what a fine cup tie

:18:48.:18:53.

that is in the first half. 12 points to six, and Widnes have brought

:18:54.:18:56.

plenty to the party here so far. They are playing their part. Very,

:18:57.:19:03.

very tight. Let's find out who Damien Johnson is

:19:04.:19:09.

talking to. Is there a feeling of disappointment, you've not taken

:19:10.:19:13.

more of your chances? No, I think the finishing of our set has been

:19:14.:19:17.

the issue. We haven't built as much pressure as we could at the end of

:19:18.:19:22.

the set. We had not the best kicks so we are going to prove that. It

:19:23.:19:25.

should you have taken more of their advantage when they were down to 12?

:19:26.:19:30.

Yes and no, there was an opportunity but they defended well. We expected

:19:31.:19:33.

them to come here and put in a big effort. It is Challenge Cup, a

:19:34.:19:37.

knockout game, we expect a tough second half. Thanks, Hep Cahill is

:19:38.:19:48.

with me, that Widnes forward, to terrific first half from young side.

:19:49.:19:51.

Yeah, the young guys put their hand up there with a big job for them to

:19:52.:19:56.

come in, they made it tough for us. Another big half the fight, we have

:19:57.:20:01.

got to back it up. What is the key to wake the game open in the

:20:02.:20:04.

tut-tutting that effort in again, last week we fell away and we are

:20:05.:20:15.

going to play well here. That was a heck of a first half. It

:20:16.:20:21.

was really great, Warrington had better possession and territory, all

:20:22.:20:25.

of the statistics say that Warrington are favourite but they

:20:26.:20:28.

are only just ahead on the scoreboard. Widnes have been

:20:29.:20:30.

dog-eared in how they played, they started the game very well. -- they

:20:31.:20:38.

have been dogged in how they played. Widnes have been clinging onto

:20:39.:20:43.

Warrington. How impressive have Widnes been for you? They have taken

:20:44.:20:47.

the game to Warrington, they have had control of the game, a couple of

:20:48.:20:52.

penalties lost them amends. They've had a really start. And it is

:20:53.:20:58.

pointing at the crowd. They will be be pleased to only be six points

:20:59.:21:04.

behind. With one yellow card. And Warrington are leading on the

:21:05.:21:08.

scoreboard, but should be leading by more? Yes, they have made 181 errors

:21:09.:21:14.

this year, and I think their opening exchanges, but really reflected

:21:15.:21:20.

that. Mr chances. When you look at -- they missed chances. When you

:21:21.:21:25.

look at Warrington, they are trying to create some space that they came

:21:26.:21:29.

up with errors. That invited Widnes into the game. As we saw yesterday

:21:30.:21:35.

with some balance and Castleford, and St Helens, we have to be

:21:36.:21:40.

clinical. It was strange, some forward passes were inexplicable.

:21:41.:21:47.

They had a little bit of lack of depth as well. There were not enough

:21:48.:21:51.

depth of there. When you play a few overlaps, you have to work up your

:21:52.:21:55.

depth to take apart and they didn't do it. It has been Warrington's

:21:56.:21:59.

season, almost encapsulated there, it has been some great stuff that so

:22:00.:22:03.

many errors. Yes, once they controlled the ball and got the

:22:04.:22:08.

right part of the field, they were very dangerous. Kevin Brown,

:22:09.:22:10.

Ratchford, grew in confidence, and as the game sped up, they looked

:22:11.:22:18.

more of a threat. That is going to be key for both sides, the speed of

:22:19.:22:25.

that run. We saw Widnes at the start, the opening exchanges,

:22:26.:22:29.

utilising the ruck speedster getting going. It got them the first try.

:22:30.:22:34.

Yes, it was an important part of the game, for Widnes and in parts are

:22:35.:22:44.

crucial part of the game. The dummy half, you have got Hanbury and hear

:22:45.:22:55.

my, running out at Danny half -- Heremaia, running out at dummy half.

:22:56.:23:01.

That create speed for Widnes and challenges this Warrington team to

:23:02.:23:06.

be accountable. It puts the defence under pressure. This try here, it

:23:07.:23:13.

ricocheted around, and then Widnes move the ball and we see everything

:23:14.:23:17.

that's good about Widnes here. Hanbury trying to isolate some

:23:18.:23:23.

space, Chris Hill a little bit too aggressive, Hanbury will find space.

:23:24.:23:27.

He pokes his nose through, you think is going to score and he doesn't.

:23:28.:23:32.

But Heremaia spots it, calls people onto the ball and Burke is there to

:23:33.:23:40.

score the try. That came from the ruck speed. Is that one of the keys

:23:41.:23:44.

to beating Warrington, be in their face? Yes, they worked hard, they

:23:45.:23:52.

had a lot of dummy runs, Heremaia is doing it. It is a lovely flat ball

:23:53.:24:01.

which is difficult to defend. It is effective, stick to it. Not many

:24:02.:24:08.

errors coming from it, so they are going to have to do more of that.

:24:09.:24:13.

Denis will be upset with the first try they gave away. Yes, they were

:24:14.:24:17.

under pressure. Watch this, they were short on numbers on the

:24:18.:24:21.

left-hand side. Mellor goes in, he realises that the winger is on his

:24:22.:24:25.

own. He shoots on out, but they get the numbers wrong. He shoot out to

:24:26.:24:30.

the line and it is a lovely run by Adkins, he spots that Mellor's all

:24:31.:24:36.

watching and doesn't spot him, and easy finish. A good line from

:24:37.:24:41.

Atkins, he's difficult to spot near the line. If you are thinking about

:24:42.:24:47.

other things than tackling Ryan Atkins, he scores. Widnes's problem

:24:48.:24:51.

defensively is whenever Warrington have gone down to write the line for

:24:52.:24:55.

Widnes, they haven't dealt with that. What do you think Tony Smith

:24:56.:25:00.

will be saying, do you think you will be happy with that first half?

:25:01.:25:05.

He will be happy with the way they have created opportunities, he will

:25:06.:25:07.

be disappointed with the unforced errors, before it -- the forward

:25:08.:25:15.

passes were inexplicable. They have got to have more composure and foot

:25:16.:25:19.

Widnes away when they have opportunity. We see Kevin Brown in

:25:20.:25:22.

the white boots, we talked about him before the game, he did not play

:25:23.:25:27.

against Widnes earlier in the season, he has risen to this. Yes,

:25:28.:25:33.

he chased a kick from Declan Patton, ripped a ball from Patrick Ah Van

:25:34.:25:38.

which is not easy to do. This is where Warrington on dangerous. He

:25:39.:25:44.

plays the ball so quickly, Widnes cannot get off their line as they

:25:45.:25:48.

would like to. Kevin is a big man for half-backs and he falls over the

:25:49.:25:52.

line. A great piece of play, a couple of pieces, once stealing the

:25:53.:25:58.

ball from Patrick Ah Van and secondly to bring them forward

:25:59.:26:03.

ball from Patrick Ah Van and secondly to bring them to the line.

:26:04.:26:06.

It is great from Gidley as well, creating the space for Kevin Brown.

:26:07.:26:10.

I thought there would be a few more points with the yellow card, because

:26:11.:26:14.

the pressure was on. Widnes did well to hold up. What did you make of the

:26:15.:26:20.

yellow card, fair? It was professional foul, as we have talked

:26:21.:26:26.

about and what has been prevalent in this game, anyone playing the ball

:26:27.:26:29.

quickly near your line is a threat. Rhys Hanbury makes the decision to

:26:30.:26:36.

hold him down. I thought it was a harsh thing to sit within him in

:26:37.:26:40.

that situation. It was not a try scoring opportunity but it was a

:26:41.:26:43.

cynical professional foul. I was disappointed to see him go off

:26:44.:26:46.

because he was having a real influence on the game for Widnes. He

:26:47.:26:51.

defended well, he will be disappointed in that, and Kevin

:26:52.:26:56.

Brown has ripped the ball off him. Widnes really did show, they only

:26:57.:27:00.

gave up one try in that, they are defending their lives. The only

:27:01.:27:03.

question is how much this effort is ticking out of them. What interested

:27:04.:27:10.

me is that Widnes absorbed a lot of pressure and hit back. Manuokafoa is

:27:11.:27:14.

pretty much though here to score a try. Some little efforts that were

:27:15.:27:22.

telling, he puts Matty Russell in touch there, that is a desperation

:27:23.:27:25.

to defend. When you've got players in your side doing that, a great

:27:26.:27:30.

side, and his team-mate appreciate the effort. I think the forward

:27:31.:27:34.

doing exceptionally well for Widnes, they are lovely for the off-load,

:27:35.:27:37.

and that nearly went over. If he was in a gap, I feel though that they

:27:38.:27:43.

are just hanging on at the moment. Because of the opportunities

:27:44.:27:47.

Warrington have created. That's what cup games are all about. If they are

:27:48.:27:52.

in this game, it's panic stations for Warrington. And the key for me

:27:53.:28:00.

is the speed of the ruck. When Widnes are in control, they look

:28:01.:28:03.

like they are in the ascendancy, and when Warrington are in control of

:28:04.:28:06.

it, they have scored. Whoever controls that ruck will come out on

:28:07.:28:11.

top. At the end of this game, we will have the draw for the

:28:12.:28:14.

quarterfinals. Hopefully that will be on BBC Two, if not, on the

:28:15.:28:18.

website. These are the latest scores in the other games. There was a late

:28:19.:28:26.

kick-off against Leeds. It's looking like we will not have any major

:28:27.:28:31.

upset at this stage. We will go on to the red button and onto the BBC

:28:32.:28:35.

sport website at fourth time of this match, at 5pm. -- full-time. But you

:28:36.:28:45.

could stay on BBC Two to watch highlights of the diamond league,

:28:46.:28:49.

and then match of the day two tonight, tonight. And a special

:28:50.:28:53.

match of the day tomorrow night which will be the homecoming for the

:28:54.:28:57.

Premier League champions, Chelsea, as they take on Watford.

:28:58.:29:07.

Let's go down to Damien. Denis Betts joins us, your players gave us a

:29:08.:29:10.

terrific 40 minutes, what did you say to them? More of the same, I

:29:11.:29:16.

just want them to compete. We are broken up, there are players out

:29:17.:29:19.

there who shouldn't be out there. I want them to compete. We seen it in

:29:20.:29:24.

the first half, we just have to care enough to go hard again. A learning

:29:25.:29:28.

curve for the youngsters, isn't it? It is hostile out there, but they

:29:29.:29:32.

are holding their own and we will be a case for another 40 minutes.

:29:33.:29:38.

Denis Betts wanting his side to show how much they want it. Let's go back

:29:39.:29:42.

to our commentary team. It's still in the balance at 12

:29:43.:29:46.

points to six. The game might break open in the second half and little

:29:47.:29:50.

more, but Widnes still in there and battling hard, and if they can

:29:51.:29:57.

produce more, we might have, is upset to strong word? But they were

:29:58.:30:02.

second favourites coming in. It would be an upset with the amount of

:30:03.:30:06.

players they have missing. What is key to the success of the second

:30:07.:30:10.

half is the completion rate. The ruck rate is important, but they

:30:11.:30:13.

have got to complete the sets to give them charts. -- give them a

:30:14.:30:21.

chance. I think that's a good tactic. You can make selective input

:30:22.:30:23.

like Kay Hill made, as the kit -- I think it will help Widnes. If

:30:24.:30:34.

they score next, it will give them a lift to go with the game. But if

:30:35.:30:38.

Warrington score next, just might take the pressure off them and allow

:30:39.:30:41.

them to express themselves a bit better.

:30:42.:30:47.

Johnstone and the kick from Hanbury back in amongst his team-mates,

:30:48.:30:53.

after that spell in the sin-bin, is a very decent kick. Warrington will

:30:54.:30:58.

get it back but only ten metres from their own line. Reflecting on that

:30:59.:31:08.

draw. Some heavyweight names already in Salford. Castleford, Hull,

:31:09.:31:13.

Wakefield, they'll be licking their lips at the prospect of who they

:31:14.:31:18.

might be facing. Leeds and Wigan at the moment leading against Barrow

:31:19.:31:22.

and Swinton. There will be some tasty ties to come out of that bowl

:31:23.:31:26.

a little later. Will it be Warrington or Widnes who will be in

:31:27.:31:34.

there with them? Warrington having to start from deep. Jullien, the

:31:35.:31:47.

Frenchman. He played in Brisbane for the feeder club at the Broncos as

:31:48.:31:53.

well. Decent defence from Widnes at the moment. Warrington trying to get

:31:54.:32:01.

themselves downfield. What news from the dressing room at half-time? Tony

:32:02.:32:06.

Smith wants them to stop the Widnes off-loads, play more direct, and he

:32:07.:32:10.

wants better last play options. We saw them spill ball and he said if

:32:11.:32:15.

they can rule that help they can win the game. Atkins with the kick, this

:32:16.:32:26.

is the sixth tackle. Dangerously close to his own goal-line. The

:32:27.:32:30.

Australian hangs onto his position. I'm sure Tony Smith will be

:32:31.:32:42.

delighted with that last play. Ah Van again, battering ram down the

:32:43.:32:46.

middle. He's looking strong. Buchanan... He's had a good game,

:32:47.:32:55.

Buchanan. Heremaia looking to his left, Johnstone trying to duck under

:32:56.:32:59.

the tackles, Conte. Here's the play a game. Ratchford has to change

:33:00.:33:06.

direction a little to field the ball safely off the bounce. Look where

:33:07.:33:11.

he's going, almost doctor the 40 metre mark. There's a good return

:33:12.:33:15.

and Warrington looking to get some foot momentum. But they are matching

:33:16.:33:24.

him and pulling him down. Cooper this time, strong and direct. Which

:33:25.:33:35.

way do they go? Towards his left hand side. Patton runs into a pocket

:33:36.:33:43.

of defenders, bounces out but goes to ground. This is Hill. Ball

:33:44.:33:51.

wrapped up in his arms so he can't get it away. Last play. Ratchford

:33:52.:33:59.

running it, trying to, but showing the ball to his team-mates as if to

:34:00.:34:07.

say, where were you? It's the play before, Patton really struggle to

:34:08.:34:13.

make the space up. Ratchford saw it in the next play, unfortunately the

:34:14.:34:17.

rest of the team-mates didn't stop me Warrington need to flatten up a

:34:18.:34:21.

little bit. They are obviously missing Daryl Clark. Everyone plays

:34:22.:34:25.

naturally flat with him. He's not there today. Wrestled down. There is

:34:26.:34:42.

Daryl Clark, not happy with the fact his team have just given a penalty

:34:43.:34:50.

away. The first one he was trying to buy a penalty there. It's that

:34:51.:34:56.

fight, you fight on the floor, you get lucky. Seven time Challenge Cup

:34:57.:35:08.

winner Denis Betts. What a career he had. At Wigan, then Auckland for a

:35:09.:35:18.

couple of years, then back at Wigan. Here's the platform for Widnes. Ten

:35:19.:35:27.

out. Johnson with the pass, that is good but Liam Walsh pulls down, just

:35:28.:35:33.

short. Heremaia goes quickly again. Chapelhow! He has got there, Jay

:35:34.:35:39.

Chapelhow, over to score. What a start to the second half that is for

:35:40.:35:51.

Widnes! Hang on... A double check for obstruction. We are looking for

:35:52.:35:57.

obstruction. He's now getting out of the way,

:35:58.:36:13.

he's not obstructed anybody in my opinion there. He's not interfering

:36:14.:36:20.

with play. I just need to make sure he's grounded the ball. I'm happy

:36:21.:36:24.

about Hanbury not obstructing anybody so let's just check the

:36:25.:36:29.

grounding. He retreats, that's fine, let's make sure the ball is grounded

:36:30.:36:42.

cleanly. That is going to be a try. A try scorer, J Chapelhow. Great

:36:43.:36:52.

grip on the ball. Find between two Warrington defenders and plonks it

:36:53.:36:56.

over the line. Widnes clearly back in this game. Only his second ever

:36:57.:37:03.

try. They look very dangerous, they haven't had it consistently in this

:37:04.:37:11.

game. Heremaia picks the perfect pass as we saw in the first half.

:37:12.:37:15.

Picks it again in the second. Great finish. If they can get possession

:37:16.:37:22.

in that area they now believe they can score points. Denis Betts and

:37:23.:37:28.

his assistant Mick Cassidy, happy days. They aren't going away here.

:37:29.:37:34.

They are clinging on this game. Patrick Ah Van with a kick that put

:37:35.:37:36.

them level. Is it accurate? Yes it is. It is all

:37:37.:37:51.

square at 12-12. This game has just become hugely psychological. Widnes

:37:52.:37:54.

have got nothing to lose and Warrington have got all the pressure

:37:55.:37:58.

because they came in as the favourites. A psychological

:37:59.:38:04.

thriller. Scoreboard pressure. Plays on the minds of all the players.

:38:05.:38:13.

Widnes score first, we've got a game on. 12-12. Shirts are off. Cup tied

:38:14.:38:22.

to be sorted here. Plenty of the second half to go. Here come Widnes.

:38:23.:38:37.

Fuelled by confidence. Chapelhow the try scorer. Kept it alive, a little

:38:38.:38:47.

bit of endeavour and enterprise. There's a little bit more. Here

:38:48.:38:52.

comes Hanbury, look at him weave and dodge. They are not taking the

:38:53.:38:57.

tackles, they want to get in their half. Great play from Widnes.

:38:58.:39:03.

Off-load football, selective enabling them to march the

:39:04.:39:07.

Warrington team down the field. Great tactics. Manuokafoa, deep

:39:08.:39:14.

inside enemy territory. Mellor knocked down by Lineham so it'll be

:39:15.:39:19.

another set here for Widnes, all things being equal.

:39:20.:39:30.

Swooped around the back to create an opportunity. He had to throw his arm

:39:31.:39:37.

out there to stop it. We know Widnes can score when they get in these

:39:38.:39:41.

areas, another opportunity for them here. Oh Carol needs a bit of dental

:39:42.:39:49.

work before he can come back on because of the bleeding. Gil Dudson

:39:50.:40:08.

the Welsh international coming on. The fourth interchange for Widnes of

:40:09.:40:21.

the day. Heremaia praise it left. They came out quickly there, the

:40:22.:40:36.

Warrington line. 30 yards away, 12-12 the scoreline. Widnes looking

:40:37.:40:44.

good at the moment. Buchanan. Somebody has just whispered, golden

:40:45.:40:48.

point in my ear. It is a potential of course. Here is Manuokafoa.

:40:49.:41:00.

Heremaia, Cahill. Johnstone helps it on... He manages to get that ball

:41:01.:41:04.

away to Dudson but he has to go down with ball in hand. Last play of the

:41:05.:41:09.

set and it's a messy one with a Warrington player lying all over it.

:41:10.:41:18.

It's a penalty on the very last tackle Widnes get a penalty. It's

:41:19.:41:21.

handy for Widnes but I thought that was a try scoring opportunity. I

:41:22.:41:26.

thought they left the player on the ground, they adjudicated that J

:41:27.:41:32.

Chapelhow has been impeded by the Warrington defender. I think

:41:33.:41:38.

Heremaia wanted that penalty. He knew exactly what he wanted out of

:41:39.:41:42.

that. This gives Widnes the opportunity to take the lead now.

:41:43.:41:46.

This becomes psychological. Warrington were the firm favourites

:41:47.:41:50.

before the game. It's amazing what pressure can do before the game.

:41:51.:41:53.

There's an expectation they are going to go on and win. 30 minutes

:41:54.:41:59.

to go, they are a long way from winning. You simply have to get out

:42:00.:42:03.

of the way if you're in that position. No sympathy. Might not

:42:04.:42:14.

have wanted to be there. Patrick Ah Van to give his side the lead. For

:42:15.:42:18.

the first time since the 21st minute. He boots it hard and through

:42:19.:42:30.

and 14-12, Widnes fans are having fun here today. So is the Widnes

:42:31.:42:38.

coach. They came as underdogs, they are winning with 30 minutes left to

:42:39.:42:45.

play. Can they keep the story going here? They are playing exceptionally

:42:46.:42:49.

well with the ball in hand but their completion rate is over 70% now.

:42:50.:42:59.

Warrington a bit under 60, 64-65%. On that basis they can keep this

:43:00.:43:05.

going. Ratchford puts it high. Buchanan brings it back. Barrow are

:43:06.:43:20.

trailing in the cup tie. Wigan winning against Swinton. He's lost

:43:21.:43:25.

it! Just when they were looking dangerous again. Brilliant off-load

:43:26.:43:35.

from Manuokafoa. He releases Hanbury. Not sure the second one is

:43:36.:43:39.

as good. He dropped the ball before he gets the opportunity to drop it.

:43:40.:43:47.

That's a moment that given plenty of encouragement to the Warrington

:43:48.:43:51.

fans. Not only has that potential attack broken down but it's given

:43:52.:43:56.

Warrington possession here. Again, should be, 90 members and of the

:43:57.:44:00.

time they will get it back. In a very good position. Here they go,

:44:01.:44:12.

Kevin Brown. Run in. Morgan Smith waits at dummy half. Again, the play

:44:13.:44:18.

of the ball is slow. Here's George King. We weren't expecting to see

:44:19.:44:23.

him today but for the late injury to Harvey Livett. Here he is pushing

:44:24.:44:28.

the a little closer. Smith steps away. Patton with the pass. He's

:44:29.:44:41.

just about kept hold of it, Jullien. Brown's through the gap! Brown

:44:42.:44:47.

scores his second try of the afternoon. Chance given, chance

:44:48.:44:53.

taken. Warrington back in the lead. It was the off-load from Widnes.

:44:54.:45:00.

Hanbury couldn't hold onto the ball, giving Warrington the possession.

:45:01.:45:04.

Able to launch another attack. If that man again, Kevin Brown. We

:45:05.:45:12.

saw... Hanbury exonerated through, just couldn't hold onto it. Two or

:45:13.:45:17.

three players later, here he is, that man Brown. He just exhilarated

:45:18.:45:30.

through. Ball into hands, confusing the defence, great try from Kevin

:45:31.:45:39.

Brown. Brilliant against Brisbane, super against Samoa, and here he is

:45:40.:45:52.

breaking Widnes hearts. Ratchford's two out of two so far. Challenge Cup

:45:53.:45:59.

finalist back in 2012 with Warrington. Would love to get back

:46:00.:46:11.

to Wembley. Here goes the kick. Flags are up, confirmation, 18-14.

:46:12.:46:16.

And the pendulum swings back Warrington's way. It's hard to be

:46:17.:46:21.

critical of Hanbury. Here we see Brown, he's in the running

:46:22.:46:25.

opportunity on the off-load. Picks the gap between Mellor and the

:46:26.:46:30.

outside defender and just too quick is Kevin Brown. Smart play. It's

:46:31.:46:36.

hard to be critical of Rhys Hanbury, the way they've progress themselves

:46:37.:46:39.

in this game with their off-load philosophy has got them to the

:46:40.:46:46.

points they have. I think they've come with a strategy and part of the

:46:47.:46:50.

strategy is off-loading. It's all about risk and reward. Warrington

:46:51.:47:01.

looking to build on that lead taken. Crosby running it in hard. There are

:47:02.:47:16.

some young eager defenders there. King on the halfway line. Two

:47:17.:47:25.

tackles and set to go. Sims crushes forward, takes on Buchanan and

:47:26.:47:32.

Dudson. Now Smith goes left again... Patton just gets the kick before he

:47:33.:47:39.

is crushed by Cahill. It's a good take by young Roby, the 18-year-old

:47:40.:47:45.

has performed pretty decently today. Yes, that's the energy you want from

:47:46.:47:52.

your players. Makes it exceptionally difficult to put a quality kick in.

:47:53.:47:59.

We see Dudson putting pressure on him. Patrick Ah Van down the middle.

:48:00.:48:07.

Their two of them on the pitch? We've seen plenty of him in the

:48:08.:48:12.

middle and on the edges. There's the off-load. Picked up smartly. A

:48:13.:48:25.

scampering run forward again. The kick is high, Ratchford has got to

:48:26.:48:29.

cover some distance to get there. Having got there there is a threat.

:48:30.:48:39.

Got a 17-year-old on the field as well, Danny Walker who wears the 45.

:48:40.:48:48.

Those who followed Luke Robinson's career closely, just have a look at

:48:49.:48:53.

Danny Walker. He is the spitting image of Luke Robinson. Lost, lost,

:48:54.:49:07.

but stolen. Penalty. Widnes have controlled the ruck exceptionally

:49:08.:49:12.

well for large periods. You just feel they've been given a bit looser

:49:13.:49:16.

in the tackle. Warrington allowed to play is a bit quicker. Now create

:49:17.:49:22.

opportunities from this team. Ashton Sims battling forward, getting an

:49:23.:49:27.

off-load, picked up by Morgan Smith. Here he goes with a run. Declan

:49:28.:49:32.

Patton skip some tops and tries to take them on, runs through almost

:49:33.:49:38.

the attempts of Burke. The recovery from the Widnes defence is just

:49:39.:49:41.

about in time but Warrington still have it. Not any more they don't.

:49:42.:49:47.

That's a great tackle. They were going for the same plate Brown, the

:49:48.:49:51.

little turn up play, jumping to a defender and flicked the ball back

:49:52.:49:55.

for Brown for a run or a pass play. He flew out the line and him,

:49:56.:50:03.

basically. It was a good bashing as well, good tackle from the young

:50:04.:50:06.

fellow. It's the young hooker Danny Walker. Yes. I'm sure King's ribs

:50:07.:50:16.

will be sought tomorrow. As soon as he took it he went right underneath

:50:17.:50:23.

his ribs. 17 years old dishing out tackles like that. His Patrick Ah

:50:24.:50:24.

Van. Mellor, in danger of having it

:50:25.:51:00.

stolen. Did he get a touch on that? No, he

:51:01.:51:30.

did. It's good tactics, isn't it? Don't allow Ratchford, Russell,

:51:31.:51:33.

Lineham, any opportunity to bring the ball back. Find the sideline.

:51:34.:51:35.

He's looking there. My apologies, Jordan Johnstone is

:51:36.:51:55.

the Luke Robinson lookalike. Ratchford is 15 yards from his own

:51:56.:51:59.

line here. Warrington needing to roll up their sleeves. They have the

:52:00.:52:09.

lead back, but it's far from secure. Russell zooming in, put down,

:52:10.:52:15.

Ratchford picks up, off he goes. Gets the off-load, giddily spins it

:52:16.:52:17.

left. Now they've got options. Jullien goes back into the little

:52:18.:52:34.

hole... Widnes recover, for the moment. But Warrington are coming

:52:35.:52:36.

again with giddily. There's a moment of fortune...

:52:37.:52:51.

There's only one tackle to go in the set. Penalty for Warrington. An

:52:52.:53:00.

opportunity here, massive opportunity. Kurt Gidley just been

:53:01.:53:04.

reintroduced at hooker, he's got lots of vision. You will be making

:53:05.:53:08.

opportunities around the ruck and Widnes need to be very care. -- very

:53:09.:53:22.

careful. I think I probably agree with that. That'll give him a bit of

:53:23.:53:27.

confidence and pressure building up an Warrington just releases that

:53:28.:53:30.

pressure a bit and allows them to play.

:53:31.:54:05.

Stefan Ratchford looking to settle Warrington's nerves a little more

:54:06.:54:17.

here. With a kick that goes over the stand, never mind the sticks. Four

:54:18.:54:19.

out of four. 20-14. Leads still healthily in the lead

:54:20.:54:42.

against Barrow. Got a trip to Toronto next week have Barrow.

:54:43.:54:46.

Swinton beat Huddersfield in the last round and are now trading at

:54:47.:54:51.

home to Wigan. A reminder that draw coming up after we finish watching

:54:52.:55:02.

this game. Rugby league forum as well on BBC Sport, online. He is

:55:03.:55:05.

King for Warrington. Atkins ran it in with no concern for

:55:06.:55:26.

personal help on that occasion, just run in hard! Crosby, can't get the

:55:27.:55:34.

arms free. Tackle five. One play to go in this set. Patton measures it

:55:35.:55:40.

towards the corner. Just making hand very concerned. He has to get out,

:55:41.:55:48.

he has got out of there. Measured response and measured finish that

:55:49.:55:52.

Tony Smith was asking for at half-time. That's how you build

:55:53.:55:55.

pressure on teams. Hanbury did exceptionally well. He's still made

:55:56.:56:06.

another five yards with those on his shoulders, wearing them like a

:56:07.:56:14.

necklace! Quick, play the ball. Very quick... A chance for the youngster

:56:15.:56:20.

Danny Walker! Walker has got support, Patrick Ah Van, great

:56:21.:56:25.

tackle from Lineham but Ah Van is over, touchdown. The referee wants

:56:26.:56:30.

another look. We all want another look! Great build-up there, the

:56:31.:56:34.

speed of the play that started it all off but how has it finished?

:56:35.:56:39.

Let's find out for certain from the video referee. We are looking at the

:56:40.:56:54.

grounding... He's fine, still up, still up, and that's down. Can I see

:56:55.:57:01.

that at full speed, please? Full speed. OK. Full speed. He doesn't

:57:02.:57:23.

lose the ball. That's a try. Patrick Ah Van's try with a kick to come and

:57:24.:57:27.

need the sticks has made this a bill that again. Cup tied back in the

:57:28.:57:36.

balance. Take a bow in Danny Walker, absolutely. He's been like a pocket

:57:37.:57:41.

rocket in this game. Just exhilarated through. What composure

:57:42.:57:46.

from the young man. Patrick Ah Van, Ratchford trying to buy time,

:57:47.:57:50.

executed to perfection. Great finish from Ah Van. I can't think of any

:57:51.:57:56.

similarity to Usain Bolt other than the speed. He flew out of the traps!

:57:57.:58:05.

He kept going, he had his shirt dragged, he had everything

:58:06.:58:09.

happening. Ah Van got to him in the end and found the right path. He's

:58:10.:58:13.

changed the game, hasn't he? He's a dangerous throughout. He's going to

:58:14.:58:19.

have identity issues at the end of the game, you said he looks like

:58:20.:58:29.

Usain Bolt. It is all square, 20-20. Now not just whisper it, say at a

:58:30.:58:33.

little louder. Golden points might be the way to separate these two

:58:34.:58:40.

sides. Keeps his legs pumping, off he goes. Composed at the end with

:58:41.:58:45.

the past. It changes the ball over in his hand. Go on, Dennis! 15

:58:46.:59:00.

minutes to play. There's a nervous energy that is buzzing around the

:59:01.:59:04.

Halliwell Jones Stadium at the moment. Warrington fans would have

:59:05.:59:09.

come here today with high expectations and a level of

:59:10.:59:13.

confidence tipping on the side of, we are going to win this. Just at

:59:14.:59:18.

the moment, nobody knows who is going to win best. Widnes are

:59:19.:59:25.

fighting and fighting hard. Stolen. Penalty. Anxiety levels raise a

:59:26.:59:39.

little for Warrington. Hang on... Chris Hill against eight of them. So

:59:40.:59:45.

his mates turn up. Jack Hughes wants to get involved. REFEREE: Walk away,

:59:46.:00:04.

please. Walk away, please. With 15 minutes to go, we do know that

:00:05.:00:07.

Widnes have got a lot of youngsters out there who are going to be high

:00:08.:00:13.

on adrenaline and energy. It's very important for Rhys Hanbury and John

:00:14.:00:17.

Mellor, the experienced playmakers, to really get to grips with the team

:00:18.:00:21.

and say, we are in this team, we've got to complete and play the game at

:00:22.:00:27.

the right end of the field. A cheeky little nudge... The 17-year-old

:00:28.:00:32.

isn't going to take that. Well done, fella. He's got a bit of attitude

:00:33.:00:37.

about him, hasn't he? The veteran England prop forward cheeks the

:00:38.:00:42.

17-year-old and the 17-year-old ain't taking it.

:00:43.:00:47.

I don't care who you are. A big call here for the referee, yellow card or

:00:48.:00:59.

just leave it? Hill and men are being called together. -- Hill and

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Mellor. The penalty has gone against you, you got to release the ball. He

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came at me! Both sides, maintain your composure. Chris, that's it. I

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don't want to have James Chapelhow here as well. No problem, sir.

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That's great. Look at that. Chapelhow gets involved. I dig it

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was more shock for Hill that he stayed up for him. Chapelhow was

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only 21 but his little mate was in peril so he got involved. I think we

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might be seeing more of him down the years, Danny Walker. We might see

:01:49.:01:51.

more of him in this game, the way he's going. There's some anxious

:01:52.:02:01.

faces on the cut line now because it is too tight the call. 14 minutes to

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go. Young Danny Walker is in there

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again, a big gap suddenly opened up. A great read by Atkins. Great

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tackle, Atkins absolutely needed. Walkers in there, make the tackle,

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great kick, great follow-up, the 17-year-old is having the day of his

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life on the Challenge Cup stage. He's having the last five minutes of

:02:54.:02:59.

life, anyway? ! We do talk about Joe Mellor and Rhys Hanbury being

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experienced, it was Walker there. He took the ball at the line, squeezed

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it perfectly executed kick in behind the goal, and another set of six

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here. Don't be surprised if they tee up for our drop goal at some stage.

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Dropped goal is a slap her, no room for flapping in this game. -- a

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dropped goal is a flapper. Walker only made his debut against Leigh at

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the 1st of April. Widnes have knocked on and Warrington have a

:03:41.:03:43.

moment to celebrate. They need to dig deep again, get their resolve

:03:44.:03:46.

back with a possession that they will get here. Tactically, it's been

:03:47.:03:56.

right for Widnes, and it's right here at again. Juggled on the floor

:03:57.:04:01.

but it's caused problems. You have got to take the risk reward thing

:04:02.:04:11.

that Widnes have done today. How could that change around? 62%

:04:12.:04:17.

possession. Eamon O'Carroll is going off because the referee has said he

:04:18.:04:25.

needs to get the bleeding sorted out. I think it's the third time in

:04:26.:04:30.

the game. Get back on the field! Card, boss, referee said I've got to

:04:31.:04:34.

come. Where is this cup tie going, 12 and

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a half minutes to go? Writes to the very end, that's where it's going.

:04:45.:04:48.

-- right to the very end. Warrington have gone back to the

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well. And they are coming up trumps at the moment.

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That close with so many around him. But he's got a penalty. Do you put

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that down too clever play by Ratchford, spotting the players? I

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think it was more the power of Ryan Atkins, got the quick play of the

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ball and they couldn't get back onside.

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Still 11 and a half minutes to go so plenty of time in the game for three

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or four more tries. Kevin O'Brien looking for a hat-trick, and he's

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got it! Oh, it's not! The referee said play on and he's going back to

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it. If you put it down, Kevin Brown will have scored a hat-trick right

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in front of the Widnes fans. But has he put it down? The video referee?

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OK, right, we've got grounded with no try on field. So it's if the ball

:06:27.:06:33.

comes away from Brown's hand. You can't see anything from this angle.

:06:34.:06:41.

Can we joke that back? Another angle might be better. The ball is in

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Brown's hand. No separation at present. Still no separation. The

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hand is on the ball with the fingers, and it keeps going down.

:06:51.:06:59.

His fingers never come off the ball. Can we have another view on that

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one? If you have one? At this point I'm giving a try because the fingers

:07:05.:07:09.

do not come off the ball. That doesn't show me anything. Can we go

:07:10.:07:12.

back to the angle I had before, please? And slow again. Slowed down,

:07:13.:07:21.

the hand is on the ball, the top of the ball. OK. The fingers are still

:07:22.:07:26.

in contact. Go back to the other one? And slow it down again. The

:07:27.:07:37.

hand is still on the ball. The fingers must stay on the ball. Slow

:07:38.:07:41.

this down, they're still on the, still on, still on, that is a try.

:07:42.:07:54.

The forensic investigation comes through for the attack. Kevin Brown

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with a hat-trick. And Widnes will think, it has to be him, didn't him?

:08:04.:08:09.

It had to be him who might just have broken the hearts of his former

:08:10.:08:14.

club. A third try in the afternoon it is Warrington back into the lead

:08:15.:08:21.

and a crucial time in the game. The win Challenge Cups, you've got to

:08:22.:08:24.

have players in your team that when you know are playing well, we'll

:08:25.:08:28.

come on and produce that. Kevin Brown have done that on three

:08:29.:08:32.

occasions in this game. Absolutely superb play from the player. He's

:08:33.:08:37.

been the difference between the two teams. That's why it Warrington are

:08:38.:08:43.

going to go four all six points up with less than ten minutess today.

:08:44.:08:52.

He has pulled it wide but it is still 24-20. He limped out of the

:08:53.:09:00.

2009 final while Huddersfield play against Warrington, but is he

:09:01.:09:03.

providing a pathway here with these three tries? And his side can take a

:09:04.:09:08.

giant step towards another Wembley final this year. He's had to do a

:09:09.:09:13.

lot of work for all three tries. Shows great strength of the last

:09:14.:09:18.

one. And agility. He spotted the gap, first and for most, and gives

:09:19.:09:28.

his team the lead again. He had a hand in every one of England's

:09:29.:09:33.

second-half tries against Samoa last week, a hand or foot, anyway. And

:09:34.:09:38.

today he's scored three tries for his club side in this Challenge Cup

:09:39.:09:49.

tie. There's still nine and a half minutes to go. But when decisions go

:09:50.:09:54.

against you like that, Widnes might be thinking, it's not doing to be

:09:55.:10:01.

our day today. That's the guile of Diddley, a dummy half, bringing his

:10:02.:10:11.

experience back to the team. -- that is the guile of Kurt Gidley.

:10:12.:10:24.

Absolutely no value in a dropped goal here for Warrington, they are

:10:25.:10:29.

going to take the set to the conclusion. Her before a try.

:10:30.:10:41.

Patrick R van picks it up and he is over. The referee has blown the

:10:42.:10:47.

whistle for a knock-on and he's hurt himself as well. What a double blow

:10:48.:10:56.

that is. Warrington get their head and feedback. What an agonising

:10:57.:11:06.

moment that is for Patrick Ah Van. Fleeting glimpse of glory and then

:11:07.:11:07.

sheer pain and agony. It's an issue with his knee, his

:11:08.:11:27.

knee has just buckled. Oh! Just gone, the pain, the anguish.

:11:28.:11:35.

There's a lot of weight on those knees, a lot of muscle.

:11:36.:11:46.

With the way it's looking at the moment, it you to suggest this is

:11:47.:11:51.

not only his game, it might be the next few weeks he's sitting out. We

:11:52.:11:56.

all I hope he's OK, but looking at Denis Betts, irrespective of the

:11:57.:12:02.

result of this game, he's going to be exceptionally proud of his

:12:03.:12:06.

players, they're still in this game with nine minutes to go. A bit of

:12:07.:12:12.

Widnes fashion with them there, making a spectacle of themselves.

:12:13.:12:13.

Really? That was awful! The initial burst of paintings to

:12:14.:12:33.

have gone. -- burst of pain. He might have heard the referee's

:12:34.:12:42.

whistle as well, double exposure of pain, the knee hurts more than the

:12:43.:12:46.

fact that he was denied an 80 yard gallop downfield.

:12:47.:12:56.

In the scheme of things, it's just what Widnes don't want. They're

:12:57.:13:02.

having a cracking game here today, eight minutes to go, they want all

:13:03.:13:05.

their players healthy. If you look at next week and their week after,

:13:06.:13:09.

they got 11 or 12 people on their roster not playing.

:13:10.:13:24.

So, off he goes. We have the duty to come up with the man of the match,

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we will come up with something shortly.

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Another try will probably finish it here. For all Widnes's cuts,

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determination and bravery, and no shortage of class here at times.

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Being two scores behind would be too much with time ticking away,

:14:14.:14:16.

although they are determined not to go behind. Another knock-on, there.

:14:17.:14:25.

It is just desperation defence from Widnes, they have thrown bodies in

:14:26.:14:29.

all afternoon, made it difficult for Warrington to get any momentum.

:14:30.:14:33.

Again here we see players throwing their arms and bodies in. Whatever

:14:34.:14:37.

it takes to stop the team getting over the try line. Still seven and a

:14:38.:14:42.

half minutes to play. Still the potential for a twist. The way the

:14:43.:14:50.

plot is stacked at the moment, it looks more likely that Warrington

:14:51.:14:54.

will get another try. But if witnessed survive this set, who

:14:55.:15:00.

knows? -- get Widnes survive this set, who knows? Russell! App

:15:01.:15:12.

absolute determination but not absolutely certain that he's scored.

:15:13.:15:17.

He thinks he has. But we have a look again, so again, we'll hear from the

:15:18.:15:24.

video referee. OK, we're going to have a try on for you, we're looking

:15:25.:15:28.

to make sure it stays on the field of play and ground the ball. So we

:15:29.:15:34.

can have a look to make sure. But his feet are in the field of play,

:15:35.:15:41.

slowdown would be better. Drop that backs, take it back slightly. OK, I

:15:42.:15:44.

happy that that is a try. This is the matchwinner. This is the

:15:45.:16:10.

moment that will be greeted with relief by the Warrington fans.

:16:11.:16:16.

Because they know now, as Matty Russell scores the try that takes

:16:17.:16:20.

him to 100 points in his Warrington career, it's also a try that takes

:16:21.:16:27.

his side into the draw for the quarterfinals of the Challenge Cup.

:16:28.:16:32.

Yes, he's an absolute genius at scoring in tight positions, Matty

:16:33.:16:38.

Russell. We'll see, the error coming from Widnes to give them the

:16:39.:16:43.

opportunity. Kevin Brown again teasing the defence, lovely off-load

:16:44.:16:49.

from Jack Hughes and there is no better winger in the com edition

:16:50.:16:52.

that finishes in tight spaces. Terrific finish, great from Hughes

:16:53.:17:00.

and from Russell. Side steps on the inside, super play from Matty

:17:01.:17:06.

Russell. Fifth of this campaign. 25th in all since he signed for

:17:07.:17:14.

Warrington three years ago now. He had a spell in Australia with the

:17:15.:17:21.

Gold Coast Titans. A Scottish international, who was born in

:17:22.:17:28.

Scotland! Stefan Ratchford, and in which international who was born in

:17:29.:17:33.

Wigan. It's drifted wide. -- he was an English international. Widnes

:17:34.:17:35.

have to score twice. High and hanging. They have got it

:17:36.:17:59.

back. Manuokafoa wants it for Widnes.

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It's gone to ground, Ben Westwood, lumbers forward, safely collect it.

:18:23.:18:38.

That was a last chance for Widnes. You would feel so.

:18:39.:18:50.

Dummy half will tell around. The big players have showed up today,

:18:51.:18:59.

Russell, Ratchford has been great as well.

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One of play to go. And look at that big gap, look at that huge gap.

:19:05.:19:14.

Chris Hill will not score and easier try. There was a moment of disbelief

:19:15.:19:21.

there. The referee must have blown the whistle. I don't even think that

:19:22.:19:26.

Hill can believe it was over until he touched it down, and the try was

:19:27.:19:31.

given. And Widnes know it's game over now. I think it was the

:19:32.:19:36.

disguise, and Kurt Gidley has been terrific in his second stint when he

:19:37.:19:41.

came on. You will see the error from the Widnes Vikings, their last

:19:42.:19:56.

chance to get back into it. And then Kurt Gidley just teased the markers

:19:57.:20:01.

and that is the easiest try that Chris Hill will ever score in his

:20:02.:20:06.

career. The big grin on his face, a big week for him, he was on England

:20:07.:20:14.

duty as well last week. The second of the season.

:20:15.:20:27.

34 points to 20. Warrington have won it. Still time to go but Warrington

:20:28.:20:48.

have won it. Stoke Mandeville the match, who have you decided on? --

:20:49.:20:55.

so, man of the match? To score a hat-trick is a fantastic feat and

:20:56.:20:58.

Kevin Brown has been the difference between these two teams. If you look

:20:59.:21:01.

at the scoreboard, his three tries and his incision at the right time

:21:02.:21:08.

and his decision-making has been first class. He disagrees but we did

:21:09.:21:14.

discuss it. We did. It's about moment of magic. If you put three

:21:15.:21:19.

moments like that on the board, you put your team in a winning position.

:21:20.:21:24.

So man of the match, Kevin Brown. Don't forget, the draw coming up as

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soon as we finished here. It will be online, the draw, BBC

:21:40.:21:59.

online. So get your laptop ready, your tablet, your phone. Your smart

:22:00.:22:05.

TV, whatever it is. BBC online for the draw. We'll be streaming it. 90

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seconds to go. Job done. They've just announced the man of

:22:11.:22:29.

the match, and again, an extra big cheer because of who it is and who

:22:30.:22:32.

they are playing against, and who he used to play for.

:22:33.:23:03.

Yeah, I think Manuokafoa has got a responsibility there to hold onto

:23:04.:23:23.

that ball. Yes, Ashton Sims hands him that. You've got full hotspots

:23:24.:23:27.

ability to make sure you get control. They probably come up with

:23:28.:23:32.

a couple of errors to many in the wrong areas of the field would have

:23:33.:23:35.

given Warrington the territory and the right field position. So they

:23:36.:23:38.

can take advantage. So, the last couple of plays of this

:23:39.:23:52.

game. Warrington safely into the draw for the quarterfinals. But what

:23:53.:23:58.

a battle Widnes have made for them today. Terrific effort from the

:23:59.:24:03.

players in black-and-white, youngsters thrown in there to patch

:24:04.:24:09.

up the gaps, left by injured seniors. They have pulled their

:24:10.:24:14.

weight, they have pushed Warrington right the way to the finish. The

:24:15.:24:19.

individual brilliance of Kevin Brown, the coolness and calmness of

:24:20.:24:23.

Kevin Brown, the difference ultimately. But a great cup tie.

:24:24.:24:30.

Warrington when it 34 points to 20. But Widnes will take wonderful heart

:24:31.:24:35.

from this, into the rest of their season. They are not going to be

:24:36.:24:39.

going to Wembley this year. They're still bottom of the Super League

:24:40.:24:43.

table, but they've all feel they can begin to climb now. On the back of

:24:44.:24:47.

what has been a wholehearted, wonderfully committed performance.

:24:48.:24:53.

But it's Warrington who are the winners. It is Kevin Brown who is

:24:54.:24:59.

the man of the match. And he's now speaking with Damien.

:25:00.:25:04.

He's just picking up the bubbly, congratulations, they gave you a

:25:05.:25:07.

real scare. They did, we expected it, they always raise the game

:25:08.:25:13.

because of the Derby. I've been on the other rent of a few. It was

:25:14.:25:17.

written that you'd come up with a big performance and get a hat-trick

:25:18.:25:23.

against your old crew? I'm not sure, it was a funny reception. They gave

:25:24.:25:28.

you stick all afternoon here. I'm not sure what they were saying but I

:25:29.:25:33.

don't think they like me any more. Tell me about the third try, you had

:25:34.:25:36.

no business dotting that one down. No, they were coming from

:25:37.:25:42.

everywhere, and I just saw the line, I just thought, long arms, get it

:25:43.:25:46.

down. Did they surprise you? They've been struggling in Super League all

:25:47.:25:50.

season. They didn't surprise us, Challenge Cup is a different

:25:51.:25:53.

competition and we expected a tough game. We probably didn't show enough

:25:54.:25:57.

respect with the ball early on, we coughed up a lot of ball, they are a

:25:58.:26:04.

good side and they can attack. But we are through and that's all we

:26:05.:26:07.

wanted. Congratulation, Kevin, Kevin Smith is with us as well -- Tony

:26:08.:26:13.

Smith is with us. That was a tough old game. It was, I will derby

:26:14.:26:20.

match. And that's what we expected. All credit to Widnes, they had a

:26:21.:26:24.

real good go today. It was a bit of nothing to lose attitude and they

:26:25.:26:29.

just kept throwing stuff at us. Particularly off-loads. I thought

:26:30.:26:32.

that really hurt us today. I thought our defence really good except for

:26:33.:26:36.

stopping the off-loads. And they really took advantage of that. But

:26:37.:26:42.

luckily my boys hung in there and had enough to come home with.

:26:43.:26:47.

Congratulations, well done, Terry. Kurt Gidley is with us as well. You

:26:48.:26:52.

are through but they gave us a real scare. But that's what you expect,

:26:53.:26:57.

that is what people expect from their own team and we're expecting a

:26:58.:27:01.

tough game. I thought we made it hard for ourselves at certain

:27:02.:27:04.

points, our last place could have been better, building pressure at

:27:05.:27:07.

the end of the set could have been better. For some of the guys they've

:27:08.:27:11.

got out at the moment, they showed plenty of spirit and worked hard.

:27:12.:27:17.

It's a bit of relief in the end, we came up with some things towards a

:27:18.:27:20.

big weekend next week. Congratulations.

:27:21.:27:27.

Let's have a look at the results or possibly a latest from Leeds because

:27:28.:27:30.

they kicked off later than us. I think we can come to be say that

:27:31.:27:34.

Leeds Rhinos are going to go through there. Wigan Warriors also through.

:27:35.:27:42.

Quickly, that was a heck of a match, wasn't it? Yes, great game, Widnes

:27:43.:27:48.

showed loads of spirit. People out of position and a lot of young lads

:27:49.:27:52.

who did a great job for themselves. Danny Walker on the bench was

:27:53.:27:59.

exceptional for Warrington. Widnes. Impressed? Great contest but more

:28:00.:28:06.

quality with Warrington. At the end, it showed that difference. We will

:28:07.:28:12.

have the draw for you on the rugby league form, that is going to be on

:28:13.:28:17.

the BBC sport website. We will also have more reaction from this game

:28:18.:28:21.

and it has been quite a game. The scoreline a little bit harsh on

:28:22.:28:26.

Widnes. It's been a heck of a game here. Do join us that quarterfinal

:28:27.:28:30.

draw. Who do you think, will everybody be wanting further stone?

:28:31.:28:34.

They won't be wanting Warrington, that's for sure. That's the draw you

:28:35.:28:41.

want, but you want to be at home for the quarterfinal? Yes, home, and you

:28:42.:28:48.

want to avoid Castleford on yesterday's performance. It's too

:28:49.:28:53.

late for us! We will see you on the BBC sport website, join us over

:28:54.:28:56.

there for the draw for the quarterfinals. We've had a cracking

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weekend of rugby league here. Stay with us for the quarterfinal draw.

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It's

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Tanya Arnold presents live coverage of this Challenge Cup sixth-round clash between Warrington and Widnes. This is one of Rugby League's biggest derbies and is always a tense and tight affair. It is also a repeat of 2016's quarter-final which Warrington edged 20-18. But both clubs have had a mixed start to their league season - with beaten Challenge Cup and Grand Final finalists Warrington struggling to find their form, and Widnes also not performing strongly. The Cup is a competition both teams are desperate to do well in as they bid for silverware this season, and under the guidance of seven-time Challenge Cup winner Denis Betts, Widnes fancy their chances of a shock in what is sure to be an enthralling and feisty encounter.

Reporting is Damian Johnson with the BBC Rugby League correspondent Dave Woods providing the commentary, alongside Jonathan Davies, Brian Noble and Robbie Hunter-Paul.

The draw for the quarter-finals follows the match.