Bookies going for Leeds v Castleford final

The Challenge Cup semi-finals take place this weekend, and it seems the bookies are leaning towards an all-Yorkshire final.

Leeds, who haven’t won the cup since 1999, take on Warrington in the first semi-final at Langtree Park on Saturday (2.30pm), with the Wolves looking to add to the three Challenge Cup titles they have picked up in recent years.

In the other semi, high-flying Castleford play Widnes at Leigh Sports Village on Sunday (3pm).

The latest rugby odds from Paddy Power have Leeds with a two point advantage over Warrington (or 4/5 compared to evens on the outright match betting), while Castleford have an eight point cushion over Widnes (or 2/5 compared to 15/8 on the outright match betting).

What is for sure is that two closely fought matches are expected, with the ultimate prize of a trip to Wembley on August 23rd up for grabs.

Castleford and Widnes haven’t reached Wembley since the 1992 and 1993 seasons respectively, when they were both beaten by Wigan, during their unprecedented eight-year winning streak in the competition.

Who is your money on in this weekend’s semi-finals? Let us know in the comments below.

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