Wigan draw Tigers in quarter-final draw

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WIGAN’S defence of their Challenge Cup trophy faces a fierce test by Castleford.

The Super League rivals were paired together in a tie which provides the highlight of a quarter-final round.

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.

Super League leaders Leeds Rhinos, who are the bookmakers’ favourites to win at Wembley, have a home tie against Championship leaders Leigh Centurions, the only professional club with a 100 per cent record in 2014,

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 was conducted by Rugby League legends Paul Sculthorpe MBE and Jason Robinson OBE and was broadcast live on the BBC News channel.

The quarter-finals take place on the weekend of June 7-8.

It’s thought all four matches will be broadcast live, with two screened by the BBC and two by Sky Sports.