The Rhinos booked their place in the last four of the competition on Friday with a very professional win at Hull FC.
Now McDermott is relishing the chance to tangle with a team with as much quality as Saints possess.
“It’s good,” he said.
“If you want to get the final then you’re going to have to beat the big teams.
“They’re a cracking team, Saints. You raise your own bar to get to their level.
“They’re the current Super League champions, and we’re really looking forward to that one.”