The Super League semi-finals have been confirmed following Salford’s 28-0 victory over Huddersfield.
It means Paul Rowley’s Red Devils will travel to St Helens on Saturday, 17 September, as the lowest ranked team left in the competition. The second semi-final clash will be televised live on both Sky Sports and Channel 4.
Matt Peet’s Wigan will host Leeds on the Friday night to kick-off the action at the DW Stadium, live on Sky Sports. Rohan Smith’s Rhinos defeated Catalans 20-10 in Perpignan on Friday night to cement their place.
The season will conclude on Saturday, 24 September, at Old Trafford in the Super League Grand Final.
Friday 16 September – Wigan Warriors v Leeds Rhinos, DW Stadium (8pm). Sky Sports
Saturday 17 September – St Helens v Salford Red Devils, Totally Wicked Stadium (1pm). Sky Sports and Channel 4.
Saturday 24 September – Highest ranked semi-final winner v Lowest ranked semi-final winner, Old Trafford (6pm). Sky Sports
Leeds finished the regular season in fifth spot which saw them travel to France to face Catalans in the eliminator play-offs. A hat-trick from Liam Sutcliffe inspired the Rhinos to victory over an ill-disciplined Dragons outfit.
Catalans boss Steve McNamara admitted after the defeat: “Leeds have been in better form than us. We just didn’t have enough reps on the field for fluency and accuracy to get the job done.
“Frustration got the better of our players and we didn’t handle the situation well enough. In the last 20 minutes we could have fought our way back into the game but our discipline let us down.”
Meanwhile on Saturday, Salford dominated their opposition in Huddersfield at the John Smith’s Stadium. The Red Devils crossed through Joe Burgess, Kallum Watkins, Ryan Brierley and Andy Ackers, while man of the match Marc Sneyd kicked six goals.