Challenge Cup: Rhinos and Wolves ‘swap’ stadiums for semi-finals
Holders Leeds Rhinos will face St Helens at Warrington’s HJ Stadium in the first Challenge Cup final to be played on a Friday night.
Rhinos’ tie will be played on Friday, July 31 (8pm) and televised live on BBC 2.
It is the second successive year Rhinos have had an ‘away’ semi-final, after beating Warrington at St Helens in 2014.
Leeds are due to play host to Catalans Dragons in Super League on the Sunday before the semi-final, but chief executive Gary Hetherington indicated they will not bring that game forward to give them a longer turnaround.
Saints are at home to Hull KR on the Friday of the the week before the Cup tie.
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Headingley has been selected as the venue for the other semi-final, between Hull KR and Warrington Wolves.
That will be played on Saturday, August 1 (12.45pm) and broadcast on BBC 1.
Ticket prices for both semi-finals start from £20 for adults and from £10 for concessions and go on sale at 9am on Friday.