Plum cup tie for Leigh
Leigh Centurions have expressed their delight at being drawn at home to Leeds Rhinos in the quarter-finals of the Challenge Cup.
The Centurions are the last surviving Championship club in the competition, having booked their place in the last eight with a golden-point victory over trans-Pennines rivals Halifax in the fifth round. The chances of being drawn away to expansion clubs London or Catalan Dragons were reasonably high, but Leigh head coach Paul Rowley was delighted when his side were given a home tie against the reigning Super League and World Club Champions. "They're the world champions so you couldn't ask for a bigger or more attractive game," said Rowley. "I've got the utmost respect for Leeds and their coach Brian McDermott. I like watching Leeds and it will be a privilege to be able to host them." Leigh will need to produce an almighty effort if they are to upset last year's Cup finalists, whose last triumph in the competition came in 2009, when they beat London Broncos at the old Wembley Stadium. Elsewhere, Wigan will take on St Helens, Catalan Dragons will host Warrington and Super League leaders Huddersfield face London.