ST HELENS have won the race to claim the extra batch of tickets for Sunday's Challenge Cup semi-final against the Giants at Warrington.

It means the Saints could be cheered on by up to 8,000 fans, around twice as many as Huddersfield, who go in search of their first final appearance since 1962.

The Giants still have a number of tickets on sale, and general manager Richard Thewlis is hoping those that remain will be snapped up and the fans from West Yorkshire can still outshout the Saints.

"We're obviously disappointed St Helens have won the ticket race," said Thewlis.

"But there's still no reason why we can't go to Warrington on Sunday and outshout them.

"This will be a fantastic occasion for the Giants and for the town of Huddersfield in general.

"We're desperate to give a good account of ourselves, both on and off the field, and we're sure that will be achieved.

"This is our first Challenge Cup semi-final appearance for 33 years and we aim to make the most of it.

"Sunday could be a very historic day and we want as many of our fans as possible to be there to witness is."