Despite the fact Round 3 of the Challenge Cup has yet to conclude, we now know the routes teams will have to take on the road to Wembley and the Challenge Cup Final on July 17th after the quarter-final draw.
Should Hull FC beat Featherstone like many believe they will, they’ll meet the Cup’s most successful side in the shape of Wigan in a mouth-watering tie between two of Super League’s 100% starters.
Meanwhile, should Warrington beat Swinton as expected they’ll meet the winner of the pulsating Challenge Cup clash live now on BBC Two between Catalans and Wakefield meaning we could see a repeat of the 2018 final.
In a tie we know for sure, Castleford will take on Salford. The Tigers produced a dramatic comeback to beat Hull KR last night and will be looking to make the final for the first time since 2014 when they lost to Leeds. Speaking of losing to Leeds in the final, Salford were last year’s finalists and will hope to return to the capital and rectify the wrongs of last year.
Meanwhile, Super League Champions St Helens – who beat cup holders Leeds today – will meet the winner of Leigh v Huddersfield in what should be another superb cup tie.
The ties will be played as two double-headers over May 7-8. On Friday the 7th Sky Sports will show two ties at the same venue and then on Saturday BBC will show the other two ties again at the same venue.