Leeds have booked a place in the Challenge Cup final at Wembley following a 24-14 win over St Helens on Friday night.
Leeds coach Brian McDermott hailed his side's resilience as they reached their fifth Wembley final in six years.
Wigan Warriors will kick off the inaugural Super 8s at home to Huddersfield Giants on Thursday, August 6, live on Sky Sports.
Now the regular season has finished, the 24 Super League and Championship clubs have split into three Super 8 groups.
St Helens chairman Eamon McManus believes his side will thrive in the pressure of the new Super 8s format.
Phil Clarke's top five tries from round 23 of Super League include efforts from Tom Briscoe, Adam Swift and Tony Gigot.
St Helens were at their clinical best as they totally outclassed Hull KR 52-12 at Langtree Park on Friday night.
Leeds will have home advantage against St Helens and Wigan after finishing top of the regular Super League season.
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