Doncaster Dons home in Eagles ‘semi’ derby

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It was a case of home sweet home for the Dons after they landed Sheffield Eagles at home in a mouth-watering Northern Rail Cup semi-final draw.

The tie at the Keepmoat Stadium, to be played on either June 27, 29 or 30, is the first time that Doncaster have been drawn at home in five cup games this season.

Doncaster won the televised quarter-final 36-14 against Swinton on Thursday, while the Eagles beat Dewsbury 26-16 on Friday night.

Leigh will host Batley in the other semi-final. One game will be chosen for live television coverage on June 27, with the other tie taking place over the weekend of June 29.

Doncaster reached the Northern Rail Cup final in 2008 under Ellery Hanley but were trounced 60-0 by Salford City Reds.

Sheffield have never reached the Rail Cup final.