Centurions face favourites in last eight of Challenge Cup

Leigh go to Leeds in the Tetley's Challenge Cup
Leigh go to Leeds in the Tetley's Challenge Cup

LEIGH were handed the toughest possible draw in the quarter finals of the Tetley’s Challenge Cup.

Bookies’ favourites Leeds Rhinos will host Paul Rowley’s side on the weekend of June 7-8 following Monday night’s draw.

Centurions reached the last eight with a thrilling win over Featherstone on Sunday and club officials were hoping for another potentially lucrative home draw. But instead they will make a rare trip to Headingley, one of the great world rugby league venues.

Holders Wigan Warriors will continue their defence of the Tetley’s Challenge Cup trophy with a compelling home quarter-final against Castleford Tigers.

The Super League rivals were paired together in a tie which provides the highlight of a round which features some intriguing fixtures.

Castleford have been one of the form teams of Super League in 2014 and have already beaten Wigan this season, although with home advantage the Warriors will be strongly fancied to take another step nearer the final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday August 23.

Bradford Bulls will host Warrington Wolves in the last eight whilst Keighley Cougars, the second Championship club in the quarter-finals, will travel to Widnes Vikings in a repeat of the 1937 Wembley final.

The draw in full is as follows:

Wigan Warriors v Castleford Tigers

Leeds Rhinos v Leigh Centurions

Bradford Bulls v Warrington Wolves

Widnes Vikings v Keighley Cougars.