Challenge Cup third round draw has been made

There are three all amateur ties in the third round of the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup as well as four all League 1 games.

St Helens and England star Alex Walmsley and Salford Red Devils ace Kriss Brining conducted the draw at the event which took place at MediaCity and was streamed LIVE on BBC Sport.

There were 14 Betfred League 1 teams involved and 12 teams from the community game as well as the armed forces in the hat for the draw.

And there are four all League 1 ties, with West Wales Raiders travelling to Bradford Bulls.

Cumbrian amateurs Kells were drawn against the only remaining military side, the British Army.

Over 18,000 people tuned-in last weekend to watch Featherstone Lions take on Thatto Heath Crusaders in the second round, with the game being streamed LIVE on the BBC Sport website.

On the back of the impressive viewing figures, a third round game will also be televised.

Here is the 2018 Ladbrokes Challenge Cup third round draw:

Hunslet Club Parkside v Workington Town

Bradford Bulls v West Wales Raiders

North Wales Crusaders v Keighley Cougars

Coventry Bears v Distington

Hemel Stags v Newcastle Thunder

Doncaster v Myton Warriors

Pilkington Recs v Millom

Kells v British Army

Normanton Knights v Batley Boys

Whitehaven v London Skolars

Askam v York City Knights

Oldham v Featherstone Lions

Hunslet v Oulton Raiders

The third round ties will be played over the weekend of February 24-25.

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