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RugbyL: Four-try Carney leads Tigers' Cup mauling of Eagles

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Justin Carney grabbed four tries as Castleford Tigers romped to a 60-16 victory over Championship outfit Sheffield Eagles to book their spot in the Challenge Cup quarter-finals on Sunday.

The 25-year-old, who switched to join Castleford in the Super League from the Sydney Roosters in the NRL in 2013, was in clinical form, scoring twice inside the opening six minutes, adding a third try before the break and a fourth in the second half as the Tigers enjoyed a fruitful afternoon.

Castleford, who currently sit second in the Super League table, scored 12 tries in total as former Cronulla Sharks forward Grant Millington also got in on the act.

Meanwhile Matty Bowen led the charge for Wigan as the Australian full-back ran in three tries before half-time to help the reigning Challenge Cup-holders to a 52-8 win against Hunslet.

Bowen, who joined the Warriors from NRL outfit North Queensland Cowboys for this season, was near his creative best for Wigan while Matty Smith also scored twice.

Dan Sarginson also came to the party as Wigan racked up nine tries on their own way to the last eight.

Rhys Hanbury was also in clinical form scoring twice as Widnes travelled to Salford for an all-Super League clash and left with a hard-fought 30-20 victory.

Danny Galea also grabbed a try with the visitors opening up a commanding lead midway through the second half.

Junior Sa'u, Lama Tasi and a Gareth Hock double kept the Red Devils in the contest, but they were always second best.

Meanwhile Bradford survived a late onslaught from Catalan Dragons to book their place in the quarter-finals.

Former Penrith and Canberra centre Adrian Purtell scored a vital try after Lee Gaskell, Jamie Foster with two himself and Luke Gale had each crossed over for the hosts.

Daryl Millard and Ben Pomeroy scored for the Dragons, as well as Olivier Elima and Michael Oldfield, but Foster's six goals helped the Bulls to a 33-20 win.

Chris Bridge touched down four times and kicked 20 points as Warrington ran riot in a 68-0 thrashing of lower league Doncaster.

Kevin Penny also claimed a hat-trick while experienced Australia back Joel Monaghan capped a lively performance with a second-half try.

Full-back Matty Russell also crossed over as the Wolves notched up 12 tries.

Joel Moon was on the scoresheet as Leeds beat Super League rivals St Helens 32-12 in the first of Saturday's two Challenge Cup ties.

The former New Zealand Warrior grabbed one of five tries as the Rhinos avenged a 14-10 league defeat at Langtree Park in March in confident style.

There were also tries for Zak Hardaker, who got two, Danny McGuire and Jamie Peacock as Saints' Australian half-back Luke Walsh converted scores from Adam Swift and Josh Jones.

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