Saints face Leeds in Challenge Cup

Jon Wilkin during Saints quarter final win over Widnes
Jon Wilkin during Saints quarter final win over Widnes

Super League champions Saints will face cup holders Leeds for a place in the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup final at Wembley.

The heavyweight duo, who meet in a league match at Headingley on Friday night, were paired together in the draw for the semi-finals.

Saints, who won the cup in three successive years from 2006, were the final team to secure their place in the last four, courtesy of a 36-20 win over Widnes at Langtree Park on Sunday afternoon.

Makeshift full-back Mark Percival scored two of his side’s six tries as Saints came from behind, finishing strongly against their tiring opponents, to clinch a first semi-final appearance for four years.

Leeds were impressive winners over Hull.

In the other semi-final, Warrington will take on Hull KR, who are aiming for a first Cup final appearance since 1986.