Challenge Cup third round draw – BBC Sport live game chosen

James Gordon

The all-National Conference League Premier Division Coral Challenge Cup third round tie between Thatto Heath Crusaders v Rochdale Mayfield has been selected for live streaming by BBC Sport on Saturday, March 9th (KO 2.00pm).

Thatto Heath, who have progressed further in this year’s competition than in both 2018 and 2017, have so far managed impressive victories against Stanningley and Leigh Miners Rangers in Round One and Two respectively.

Rochdale Mayfield, who are coached by former player and two times Challenge Cup finalist Matt Calland, have previously reached Round Three on two occasions in recent years, falling to Rochdale Hornets in 2016 and Barrow Raiders in 2017. They’ve defeated Cumbrian side Kells and Thornhill Trojans in this year’s competition.

Over 40,000 viewers have tuned in to the BBC Sport’s live streamed matches so far in 2019.

As in previous rounds, an additional game will also be streamed via the Our League app and website on Sunday, March 10th. Further details will be announced in due course.

Third Round Draw in Full:

Keighley Cougars v Distington

Oldham v Haydock

Thatto Heath v Rochdale Mayfield

Wigan St Judes v Lock Lane

 Newcastle Thunder v West Wales Raiders

London Skolars v North Wales Crusaders

 Hunslet v West Bowling

 Workington Town v Siddal

York Acorn v Featherstone Lions

 West Hull v Dewsbury Moor

 Doncaster v Coventry Bears

 Whitehaven v Wigan St Patricks

Tickets for the 2019  Challenge Cup final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday, August 25 can be purchased by calling the Rugby League Ticket Office on 0844 856 1113 or by visiting