Challenge Cup semi-final draw


Current holders Warrington have been drawn against Catalans Dragons with Super League champions Leeds facing St Helens in the semi-finals of the Challenge Cup.


Warrington, who beat the Huddersfield Giants in last year’s final, will face the Super League‘s bottom side Catalans who have never won the cup but did make the final back in 2007. The Wolves have beaten Featherstone, Huddersfield and Bradford to reach this stage whilst the Catalans dispatched of Salford, Crusaders, Batley.


Super League champions Leeds and Saints go head-to-head in a repeat of the last three Super League Grand Finals. Saints won the trophy for three consecutive seasons between 2006-2008 but were beaten at this stage last year by Huddersfield. The Rhinos last won the trophy in 1999.

Saints beat Toulouse, Harlequins, Barrow to reach their 10th consecutive semi-final and the Rhinos got past Hull, Blackpool and Wigan on their route.


Both semi-finals will take place at neutral venues in August.

The draw:

Leeds v St Helens – Saturday, 7 August.

Warrington v Catalans Dragons – Sunday, 8 August.