Why should I watch?

The famous arch of Wembley Stadium is looming large on the not-too-distant horizon.

Both these sides know that a win tomorrow will ensure they will be playing under it on the hallowed turf of the national stadium.

For The Wire, victory will give them the chance to contest their fifth Challenge Cup Final in 10 years. Not bad in anybody’s book.

It will feel like a fitting reward for a highly promising first campaign under Steve Price, with potentially more to come.

However, a worrying trend of panicking in pressure situations has crept into Warrington’s game, drawing one and losing two tight games in recent weeks when a little more composure would have seen them win all three.

Can they reverse that tomorrow? It would be the perfect time to do it!

Warrington Guardian:

The Wire won 33-22 in a thrilling game at Headingley when they last met Leeds Rhinos back in May. Picture by Mike Boden

What they’ve said:

“We know we’re going to have to be really good on Sunday against a desperate football team. They have a lot of experienced players in their team.

“It’s completely different to a normal game with it being a semi-final.

“All I’m focused on is the playing group having a really strong attitude and being really ruthless.”

Steve Price, Warrington Wolves head coach

READ: More from Steve Price ahead of Challenge Cup semi-final

Warrington Guardian:

“We need to learn some lessons.”

“There’s a bit to fix up. Most of the answers are inside us and we’ve got to find some of those.

“Myself and Jimmy (Lowes, first-team coach) are determined to fix it and hopefully the players want to be part of that.”

Kevin Sinfield, Leeds Rhinos director of rugby (speaking to the Yorkshire Evening Post)

Numbers game:

Tomorrow will be a significant game for Wire vice-captain Kevin Brown.

He will make his 400th career appearance tomorrow when he steps out onto the University of Bolton Stadium field.

Brown played 72 times for Wigan at the start of his career before making 172 appearances for Huddersfield, 97 for Widnes and 46 so far for Warrington as well as winning 11 England caps.

He is also one try away from a 150th career touchdown.

READ: Kevin Brown’s thoughts on the clash with Leeds Rhinos

Warrington Guardian:

Will Kevin Brown celebrate his milestone by guiding The Wire to Wembley? Picture by Mike Boden

Warrington team news:

Sitaleki Akuaola was initially named in The Wire's squad for the game, but has withdrawn through illness.

George King, who was replaced by Ben Pomeroy in the original 19, comes back in and is expected to take the Tongan's place on the bench.

Wire squad: Sitaleki Akauola, Kevin Brown, Mitch Brown, Josh Charnley, Daryl Clark, Mike Cooper, Bryson Goodwin, Chris Hill, Jack Hughes, Toby King, Tom Lineham, Harvey Livett, Ben Murdoch-Masila, Declan Patton, Joe Philbin, Ben Pomeroy, Stefan Ratchford, Tyrone Roberts, Ben Westwood.

Warrington Guardian:

Sitaleki Akauola misses tomorrow's game through illness. Picture by Mike Boden

Leeds team news:

The Rhinos are boosted by returns for a number of players who missed last week’s defeat to Salford.

Ex-Wire scrum-half Richie Myler is back from injury, as are Jack Walker, Ryan Hall, Jamie Jones-Buchanan, Brett Ferres and Anthony Mullally.

Mikolaj Oledski and Adam Cuthbertson are also back in contention having missed last week's game due to becoming fathers for the first time.

Rhinos squad: Ashton Golding, Tom Briscoe, Liam Sutcliffe, Ryan Hall, Joel Moon, Richie Myler, Adam Cuthbertson, Matt Parcell, Brad Singleton, Jamie Jones-Buchanan, Carl Ablett, Brad Dwyer, Anthony Mullally, Brett Ferres, Nathaniel Peteru, Ash Handley, Jack Walker, Mikolaj Oledski, Josh Walters.

One to watch:

Brad Dwyer

Some were surprised when Dwyer was picked up by the defending Super League champions ahead of the new campaign.

Indeed, he enjoyed a tough start to life at Headingley and played plenty of times for Featherstone on dual registration.

However, now that Kevin Sinfield has taken over, the hooker has had a new lease of life and looks set for a keen battle down the middle with former teammate Daryl Clark.

Match odds (via Ladbrokes):

Warrington 2/5

Leeds 9/4

Essential info:

When: Sunday, August 5, 2018

Kick off: 2.45pm

Where: The University of Bolton Stadium, Burnden Way, Horwich, Bolton BL6 6JW

Warrington Guardian:

The University of Bolton Stadium. Picture by Mike Boden

Match officials:

Referee: Chris Kendall

Touch judges: R Thompson, L Moore

Video referee: James Child

How can I follow the game?

The Warrington Guardian will, as always, be providing extensive coverage of tomorrow’s game.

‘Matchday Live’ will be with you all afternoon up to the final hooter and beyond. Sports editor Mike Parsons and sports reporter Matt Turner will both be at the University of Bolton Stadium to bring you all the build-up, match action as it happens and post-match reaction.

Keep an eye on our ‘Warrington Wolves – Warrington Guardian’ Facebook page for our live match preview and ‘On The Hooter’ summary right on full time.

After the final hooter, we will bring you all the reaction from the Wolves camp, plus a photo gallery and the chance to choose your man of the match in our poll.