Rugby League legend Billy Boston will help conduct the draw for the fifth round of the 2013 Tetley’s Challenge Cup on Monday (April 22).
Billy played in six Challenge Cup finals at Wembley during a glittering career with Wigan, for whom he scored 478 tries in 488 appearances between 1953 and 1968.
His link with Wembley will be immortalised later this year when Billy will be one of five players captured in bronze in a statue that will be unveiled outside the national stadium.
“As a player I loved playing in the Challenge Cup, the chance to play at Wembley always brought out the best in everyone back then, just as it does now,” said Billy.
“You don’t need extra motivation when it comes to the Cup, no matter who you’re playing, and I’m sure every player will want to be at their best in this weekend’s fourth round matches.
“I’d like to wish all 32 clubs the very best and am looking forward to seeing which of them are involved when we do the draw on Monday.”
The draw for the fifth round of the Tetley’s Challenge Cup will take place live on the Richard Bacon Show on BBC Radio 5 Live on Monday (April 22) around 3.30pm. The fifth round ties will be played over the weekend of May 11 and 12 with the top tie selected for broadcast live on BBC TV.
This weekend’s fourth round ties are as follows:
Friday April 19
Saturday April 20
Sunday April 21
Hull FC v North Wales Crusaders (1.00)
Hunslet Hawks v Catalan Dragons (1.00)
Batley Bulldogs v Huddersfield Giants (2.00)
Gloucester All Golds v Salford City Reds (3.00)
Halifax v Barrow Raiders (3.00)
Keighley Cougars v Warrington Wolves (3.00)
Rochdale Hornets v Bradford Bulls (3.00)
Whitehaven v Workington Town (3.00)
York City Knights v Toulouse Olympique (3.00)
Tickets for the 2013 Tetley’s Challenge Cup final which takes place at Wembley Stadium on Saturday August 24 are now on sale. Visit www.rugbyleaguetickets.co.uk or call 0844 856 1113 for full details.
Fans also have until the end of April to take advantage of a special upgraded ticket offer, which means fans who purchase a ticket for the final throughout the month will automatically receive a free upgrade to the next ticket pricing band. To take advantage of this great offer, please quote the promotion code UPGRADE01 when booking.
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