Challenge Cup fourth round tie chosen for BBC coverage

James Gordon

The Challenge Cup fourth round tie between Normanton Knights and Rochdale Hornets will be live streamed via the BBC Sport website.

It takes place at Featherstone’s LD Nutrition Stadium on Saturday March 17 (kick-off 2pm) and involves one of the three remaining community sides in the competition.

Normanton have already beaten the Royal Navy, Rochdale Mayfield and Batley Boys to reach the fourth round.

The fourth round sees 11 Championship teams enter the competition, including the Hornets, with Toulouse opting not to enter this season.

They will be joined in the fifth round by Catalans, Hull KR, Warrington and Widnes from Super League, before the remaining eight top flight clubs enter in round six.

The third round streamed tie between Coventry Bears and Distington attracted a viewing audience of over 13,000.

Rounds four and five will also be streamed live on the BBC Sport website before the competition reaches round six and beyond when matches will be screened on BBC One and BBC Two over each weekend.

Friday, March 16

Kells v Toronto Wolfpack (6.15)

Doncaster v Newcastle Thunder (8.00)

Saturday, March 17

Normanton Knights v Rochdale Hornets (2.00)

Sunday, March 18

North Wales Crusaders v Featherstone Rovers (2.30)

Hunslet v Bradford Bulls (3.00)
Barrow Raiders v Sheffield Eagles (3.00)
Workington Town v London Broncos (3.00)
Halifax v Oldham (3.00)
Coventry Bears v Pilkington Recs (3.00)
Whitehaven v Dewsbury Rams (3.00)
Batley Bulldogs v Leigh Centurions (3.00)
York City Knights v Swinton Lions (3.00)