Challenge Cup second round draw

James Gordon

The draw for the second round of the Challenge Cup was made on Wednesday evening at the Halliwell Jones Stadium.

Former Warrington prop Gary Chambers and new signing Sitaleki Akauola drew the balls, with 24 teams from the community game included.

NCL Premier Champions Thatto Heath Crusaders were drawn against Featherstone Lions away and the University of Hull, the only remaining University side in the competition, were drawn at home against Cumbrian side Myton Warriors.

The British Army were drawn against London Chargers and the Royal Air Force will travel to face Batley Boys.

Over 23,000 viewers tuned in last Saturday to watch Rochdale Mayfield take on Crosfields. A second round game will be streamed live on the BBC Sport website, the fixture chosen will be announced in due course.

2018 Ladbrokes Challenge Cup second round draw in full:

Pilkington Recs v Thornhill Trojans
Oulton Raiders v Shaw Cross Sharks or Beverley
British Army v London Chargers
Featherstone Lions v Thatto Heath Crusaders
Batley Boys v Royal Air Force
Askam v West Hull
University of Hull v Myton Warriors
Millom v Bradford Dudley Hill
Kells v Orrell St James
Distington v Lock Lane
Rochdale Mayfield v Normanton Knights
Hunslet Club Parkside v Wath Brow Hornets