St Helens Set to March into Last Eight of Carnegie Challenge Cup

Daniel Anderson breathed a huge sigh of relief last night after St Helens were paired with minnows London Skolars in the fourth round of the Carnegie Challenge Cup.

Saints are bidding to become the first team for 13 years to record a hattrick of cup victories.

And the holders won't have any problems reaching the last 16 against the National League Two outfit.

But with Saints and Wigan two of six teams left in the draw, Anderson admitted: "I was concerned with us and Wigan still in there.

"We play them enough and didn't want them in the fourth round of the cup.

"We're proud of our record in the competition and we will be vigorously trying to defend the trophy."

Wigan entertain French side Pia, while the only all-Super League pairing is Harlequins against Castleford Tigers.

Leeds, who entertain Celtic Crusaders, have signed Aussie Test skipper Danny Buderus on a two-year deal from 2009.

Fourth Round: Batley v Dewsbury, Leigh v Warrington, Workington v Hull KR, Harlequins v Castleford, Doncaster v Widnes, Featherstone v Catalans, Barrow v Hunslet, Salford v Wakefield, Leeds v Celtic Crusaders, Swinton v Oldham, Bradford v Toulouse, Halifax v Huddersfield, Whitehaven v Lezignan, St Helens v London Skolars, Rochdale v Hull, Wigan v Pia. Ties on April 18-20.

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