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this is a tough one Holders Wigan Warriors will face St Helens in the last eight of the 2012 Carnegie Challenge Cup after the arch-rivals were paired together in the quarter-final draw, which took place live on BBC Radio 5 Live earlier today.

 

The tie was the last drawn out of the velvet bag by 5 Live Breakfast presenters Nicky Campbell and Rachel Burden, who also drew three other enticing matches which will be played over the weekend of May 11 to 13.

 

Perpignan will host one quarter-final after Catalan Dragons were drawn at home to Warrington Wolves, who beat the French side in the semi-finals of the competition en route to winning at Wembley two years ago.

 

Stobart Super League leaders Huddersfield Giants, beaten finalists at Wembley in 2009, also have home advantage with a quarter-final against London Broncos, whilst last year’s runners-up Leeds Rhinos are away to the only remaining Co-operative Championship club, Leigh Centurions in a rematch of the 1971 final.

 

Details of which ties will be televised live on BBC Sport and Sky Sports will be confirmed in the next 24 hours.

 

Carnegie Challenge Cup quarter-final draw:

 

Huddersfield Giants v London Broncos

 

Catalan Dragons v Warrington Wolves

 

Leigh Centurions v Leeds Rhinos

 

Wigan Warriors v St Helens

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Another typical RFL shambles, nobody knows when or in some cases where they are playing yet. The matches have been arranged to clash with the final day of the Premiership which means Wigan can't play at home and Huddersfield could have a similar problem.

It certainly doesn't help to market games in a dying competition.

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Another typical RFL shambles, nobody knows when or in some cases where they are playing yet. The matches have been arranged to clash with the final day of the Premiership which means Wigan can't play at home and Huddersfield could have a similar problem.

It certainly doesn't help to market games in a dying competition.

Is it a matter of don't care or total ineptitude either way they should make way for more professionally adept and experienced sports event organisers.

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It's been stated that the Pies can't play their match because Wigan Athletic are playing the day afterwards and it's been claimed that under Premiership rules the game can't be played 24 hours before a Premiership match...Radio Manchester have looked into this and they have found out no such regulation exists...It seems it's just one of Dave Whelan's personal rules. That's what happens if you are just tenants, you have to bend to the will of the landlord.

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Leigh v Leeds is now on Friday night but Sky have opted out of screening it, there is a possibility that the Pie/Saints match will be at LSV on Saturday because the Beeb have had first pick and are demanding that this game takes their prime spot.

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