The 2011 league leaders have chosen to play a resurgent Leeds Rhinos at their Halliwell Jones stadium next weekend, with a place in the Grand Final at Old Trafford on October 8th at stake.
Warrington Chairman Steven Broomhead said: “We’ve been talking about the call all week, tonights game was a factor, and after a lot of careful consideration and advice, we hae chosen to play Leeds. They will present a stern task to us, but no one looks forward to coming to Warrington to play us.”
Leeds Head Coach Brian McDermott said: “A fair amount of consideration must have gone into their decision as we’re getting into a bit of form right now, it should be a good game next week and we will be up for it.”
St Helens will face Wigan Warriors at the Halton stadium in the second semi-final after Wigan ended the Catalan Dragons season with a resounding 44-0 victory at the DW stadium this aternoon. St Helens earned a week off after beating Wigan 26-18 in the play-off qualifier two weeks ago.
Saints Head Coach Royce Simmonds said: “No matter what you have to win two games to win the comp now so there isn’t a huge difference for anyone. We’re pretty happy in our camp, we had a hit out against our under 18s yesterday and we won so things are looking good!”