Challenge Cup quarter-finals to be played as two double-headers

The Challenge Cup quarter-finals will be played as two double-headers, the Rugby Football League has confirmed.

The draw for the quarter-finals will be held at half-time in the Catalans-Wakefield game on Saturday evening, and shown live on BBC Two.

The quarter-finals are scheduled to be played as two double-headers, each played on a neutral ground.

Sky Sports will televise two ties on Friday, May 7, with BBC showing two the following day on Saturday, May 8.

The Challenge Cup third round gets underway this weekend when Hull KR take on Castleford, followed by York hosting Wigan on Friday evening.

Salford host Championship side Widnes on Saturday, with a double-header taking place at the Totally Wicked Stadium which will see St Helens and Leeds do battle, followed by Catalans-Wakefield.

Featherstone will host Hull to bring Saturday’s action to a close. On Sunday, Swinton take on Warrington where Greg Inglis could make his Wolves debut, while Leigh will welcome Huddersfield to the Leigh Sports Village.

Challenge Cup third round:

Friday, April 9

Hull KR v Castleford – Our League (6pm)

York v Wigan – The Sportsman (7:45pm)

Saturday, April 10

Salford v Widnes – Our League (12:30pm)

St Helens v Leeds – BBC One (2:30pm)

Catalans v Wakefield – BBC Two (5pm)

Featherstone v Hull – Our League (7pm)

Sunday, April 11

Swinton v Warrington – Our League (12:30pm)

Leigh v Huddersfield – Our League (2:30pm)

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