Centurions draw Warrington in Challenge Cup


Leigh Centurions will play Warrington Wolves in the quarter-finals of the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup on the weekend of June 27/28, after the draw was made at Belle Vue on Sunday evening by Neil Fox and Tony Barrow, legends of Wakefield and Leigh respectively.

The Centurions had made an astonishing comeback against the Wildcats, after they went 18-0 down in the first half, finally clawing their way back into the game to win 30-36.

They are currently quoted as outsiders, at 50/1, to win the Challenge Cup Final at Wembley on 29 August.

Elsewhere in the draw, holders Leeds Rhinos have been handed another Yorkshire derby, but they will be on the road this time as they travel to Hull FC in a repeat of the 2005 final.

St Helens and Widnes will lock horns for a place in the last four following their wins against sides from outside Super League over the weekend.

Saints comfortably saw off York City Knights, whilst Widnes hung on to narrowly beat Batley Bulldogs 26-22.

The final tie sees Hull KR, conquerers of Wigan on Friday night, take on Catalans Dragons, who beat off an enthusiastic challenge from Featherstone Rovers on Sunday in Perpignan.

Sponsors Ladbrokes have cut Warrington’s odds to 5/2 from 4/1, whilst St Helens also shorten to 15/8 following the draw.

Leeds are quoted at 4/1, with the Catalans the only other side with single-figure odds at 9/1.

Ladbrokes Challenge Cup Quarter-Final Draw
Hull KR v Catalans Dragons
Warrington v Leigh.
Hull v Leeds.
St Helens v Widnes.
The quarter-finals will be played over the weekend of 27/28 June.

Ladbrokes Challenge Cup 6th round results

Friday results

Dewsbury Rams 10 Warrington Wolves 52
St Helens 46 York City Knights 6
Wigan Warriors 12 Hull Kingston Rovers 16

Saturday results

Hull FC 40 Castleford Tigers 14
Leeds Rhinos 48 Huddersfield Giants 16

Sunday results

Catalans Dragons 37 Featherstone Rovers 34
Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 30 Leigh Centurions 36
Widnes Vikings 26 Batley Bulldogs 22

Full reports and photographs from the sixth round ties will feature in Monday’s edition of Rugby League Express