With Wakefield Trinity patiently awaiting the winner in the next round, Huddersfield Giants and St Helens went toe-to-toe at the John Smiths Stadium.
Some surprise names featured in the draw for the quarter-finals, and once again a few ties stole the draw.
The Draw for the Coral Challenge Cup Sixth Round took place this evening, with the remaining Super League sides entering the competition.
Huddersfield Giants knew they'd be in for a tough test as they had eight first-team players missing against a full strength St Helens side on Thursday night but put up a good fight against the league leaders who secured the victory with 28 unanswered points.
Both the Wigan Warriors and the Huddersfield Giants had both started the season poorly and needed a win and it was the Giants who picked up the vital two points in what was scrappy and bloody encounter at the DW Stadium.
With the opening round of the Betfred Super League wrapped up, we look at the players who stood out.
The amount of youngsters coming through the academy also gives hope to the Giants and this year is very much a building year for Woolford
With Christmas now out of the way and the year of 2018 now over, we look forward to the year of 2019 with such hope.