29th July 2020, 18:58 | ChallengeCup
Coral Challenge Cup holders Warrington Wolves will face reigning Super League Champions St Helens at the Quarter Final stage in a mouth-watering repeat of last year’s Wembley final.
The Wolves are one of six Betfred Super League clubs to receive a bye to the Quarter Final stage of this year’s competition following this evening’s double-header draw at MediaCity.
The 2020 competition had to be reshaped following the unfortunate withdrawals of Toronto Wolfpack, and the remaining five Betfred Championship and League 1 clubs. 10 Super League clubs went into the hat, with four being drawn to contest the curtailed Sixth Round and the rest receiving a bye to the quarter-finals where they will be joined by the winners of the two round six ties.
In round six, Castleford Tigers will play Hull FC and Wakefield Trinity will face Catalans Dragons in front of the BBC cameras at Huddersfield’s John Smith’s Stadium on Saturday 22 August. The winners of those ties will play Wigan Warriors and Salford Red Devils respectively in the Quarter Finals.
The Dragons and Hull FC have both triumphed at Wembley Stadium in recent years, while the Tigers lasted tasted Challenge Cup success in 1986 and close rivals Wakefield in 1963.
The Coral Challenge Cup Quarter Finals will be played on the weekend of 18-20 September, and will be televised by the BBC and Sky Sports. The full draw is as follows.
Warrington Wolves v St Helens
Leeds Rhinos v Hull Kingston Rovers
Castleford Tigers or Hull FC v Wigan Warriors
Catalans Dragons or Wakefield Trinity v Salford Red Devils
Both draws took place at Media City, where host Dave Woods of the BBC was joined by former Great Britain legend Paul Sculthorpe MBE, a four-time Challenge Cup winner with St Helens. Sculthorpe was asked to draw both the home and away teams, given the current public health advice.
The Coral Challenge Cup Semi Finals will be held on Saturday 3 October, with the final two weeks later on Saturday 17. Venues will be confirmed in the coming weeks and all three games will be shown live on BBC.