Australian Steve Price will lead Warrington out at Wembley in his first season as a Super League head coach after watching his side overcome struggling Leeds 48-12 at Bolton.
Price took over a Wolves team that finished in the bottom four last season but now has realistic hopes of completing the double.
Wingers Josh Charnley and Tom Lineham each grabbed two tries and stand-off Kevin Brown scored the 150th of his career on his 400th appearance as Price’s men set up a meeting with surprise finalists Catalans Dragons in the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup final on August 25.
Ben Murdoch-Masila, George King and Bryson Goodwin scored the other tries for the Wolves.
The teams will meet at the Halliwell Jones Stadium on Friday night for a dress rehearsal in the opening round of the Super 8s.
Ryan Hall and Adam Cuthbertson went over for Leeds' tries.
Leeds boss Kevin Sinfield said: “I thought it was ugly. It was a real difficult first 40 and, although we showed something for the first 15 minutes of the second half, it was too little too late by then and we just tired. It’s tough and disappointing, it’s been a rough month for all of us. But it doesn’t change too much in where we’re at. It’s tough because we lose out on a chance of some silverware and a trip to Wembley but I’m realistic. We’re not there yet, we’re not ready to win a game of that size."
Warrington coach Steve Price said: "I’m ecstatic but it’s not about myself, it’s all down to the playing group. It was always going to take a bit of time but each week we’re getting better and better, there’s definitely a few more levels to go. It was a fantastic display of rugby. I’m really pleased that we realise our dream of getting to Wembley, it’s been a goal since November when we came together as a group."