Wigan host Widnes Vikings tomorrow (Monday, July 15) to take on the Broncos, who have struggled this season for wins but have found spark with the introduction of short-term signing Jamie Soward.
The random draw for the semis was made after Warrington Wolves dominated Huddersfield on Sunday at home for a 42-24 win.
Warrington take on Hull after they blew the Giants away with a double from Michael Monaghan and other tries from man-of-the-match Paul Wood, Aussie Trent Waterhouse, Chris Riley, Lee Briers and Garreth Carvell.
A late surge from Huddersfield was too little too late.
On Friday, the Broncos led just 10-6 at half-time but a second half surge with tries from Michael Witt, Jamie Soward, Shane Rodney and Rhodri Lloyd, plus a drop goal for good measure, did the job.
“I’m very happy for the whole club,” Broncos coach Tony Rea said after the game. “There are a lot of people that do great work in the club and it’s a great moment for all of them from the owner right through to the guys in all of our scholarship programs that produce some of the players that got out there and got a job done today. I’m really happy for everyone that we’re in a semi-final and it’s good to be playing in big games.”
Soward, signed to Penrith Panthers from next year, was playing his third game for the Broncos and was key to Broncos’ efforts.
“He was important out there,” Rea said. “His kicking game was good and his game control was good. He stamped his class with a typical Jamie try from the scrum. He’s fitted really well with the guys, he’s got a real energy within and they get a lot of confidence in playing with him.”
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