Warrington Wolves v Leeds Rhinos Match Preview

Warrington and Leeds will do battle at Langtree Park on Saturday for a place in the Challenge Cup final at Wembley later this month.

The Wolves defeated the Rhinos in the final in 2012 and 2010 and are bidding to reach a fourth final in six years, while the Yorkshire side are hoping to lift the trophy for the first time since 1999.

Tony Smith has made three changes to the side that edged out Catalan Dragons in the south of France last week. Ben Currie picked up a knee injury during that game, James Laithwaite and Brad Dwyer also make way for Micky Higham, Matty Russell and Ryan Atkins.

Brian McDermott rested a host of first-teamers for last weeks derby defeat at home to Bradford and also welcomes back inspirational skipper Kevin Sinfield. The stand-off returns following his first ever suspension for headbutting Castleford’s Luke Dorn.

Leeds also welcome back Kallum Watkins, Joel Moon, Carl Ablett, Stevie Ward and Ryan Bailey as they bid to defeat Warrington in Cup semi-final for the first time since 1910.

Leeds Rhinos: Hardaker, Watkins, Moon, Hall, McGuire, Burrow, Leuluai, AIton, Peacock, Jones-Buchanan, Ablett, Sinfield, Ward, Delaney, Bailey, Kirke, Briscoe, Sutcliffe, Walters

Warrington Wolves: Asotasi, Atkins, Bridge, England, Evans, Grix, Harrison, Higham, Hill, J Monaghan, M Monaghan, Myler, O’Brien, Ormsby, Ratchford, Russell, Waterhouse, Westwood, Wood


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