Wigan, Warrington book Challenge quarter; draw also pairs Hull & St Helens
Last Updated: 13/05/18 7:32pm
Wigan Warriors and Warrington Wolves booked Challenge Cup quarter-final places on Sunday after 28-10 and 66-10 wins over Hull KR and Toronto respectively.
The quarter-final draw, which was also made on Sunday, sees the Wolves face the Warriors, while also pairing holders Hull with Super League leaders St Helens for a place in the semi-finals.
Hull, who are seeking a third successive Wembley triumph, will play their quarter-final on the first weekend of June at the Totally Wicked Stadium, where they lost 26-12 in the league in April.
Former St Helens captain Jon Wilkin said: "Hull FC are a big physical side who have had recent success in the cup but we'll attack that quarter-final, we can't wait."
Warrington, who made it 10 wins in a row with that 66-10 victory over Toronto on Sunday, will meet last year's beaten finalists Wigan in a re-run of the 2016 Super League Grand Final.
It is also a repeat of last year's cup quarter-final which the Warriors edged thanks to a Sam Tomkins drop goal.
"It will be a cracking game," said Wolves coach Steve Price. "Wigan-Warrington games are always tough brutal games, hopefully we can get a full house here at the Halliwell Jones Stadium."
Leigh's reward for knocking out Super League opponents Salford is a tie against Leeds, which will be played at Featherstone's LD Nutrition Stadium.
Headingley is unavailable on the first weekend of June because the ground is staging the second cricket Test between England and Pakistan while Elland Road is hosting England's final friendly before the World Cup against Costa Rica on Thursday, June 7.
The Rhinos have a long-standing partnership with Featherstone as part of the dual registration agreement.
Huddersfield, who shocked Wakefield on Friday night, will face Catalans Dragons.
Quarter-final draw: St Helens v Hull, Leeds v Leigh, Huddersfield v Catalans Dragons, Warrington v Wigan.
Ties to be played on the weekend of June 2-3.