Wire close in on Wembley return
Full-back Brett Hodgson was in fine form as Warrington booked their place in the Challenge Cup semi-finals at the expense of Catalans.
Hodgson scored a try and four goals in the first half as the Wolves built up a 20-6 half-time lead in the last-eight tie. Joel Monaghan and Chris Riley also got on the scoresheet for the visitors in the south of France, while Lopeni Paea hit back for the French side. The Dragons responded after the break with two quick-fire tries from Michael Simon and Ben Fisher and looked to be gaining the upper hand. However, Paul Wood and Chris Bridge went over either side of a Vincent Duport score to seal a third semi-final in four seasons for Warrington, ending the home side's 100 per cent home record in 2012 in the process. The 2009 and 2010 winners will now face a semi-final date with either Huddersfield Giants or London Broncos. Super League champions Leeds Rhinos will take on Challenge Cup holders Wigan Warriors in a repeat of last season's Wembley showpiece. The semi-finals will take place on the weekend of July 14-15, with the venues yet to be decided.