Challenge Cup third round draw tonight

Josh McAllister
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The draw for the third round of the Challenge Cup will take place at Featherstone Rovers on Monday, February 27, from 6pm.

Taking place at Featherstone’s Millennium Stadium, the draw will also be streamed live on BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport Online. 

Rovers are one of 13 Championship clubs entering the competition at this stage. They will join the 19 sides who were victorious in the second round over the weekend.

Seven League 1 clubs made it through, while Cornwall’s historic first-ever match in the competition fell to a 20-14 home defeat to Rochdale Mayfield.

The National Conference League side are one of 12 community clubs in the hat for the third round – Rochdale Mayfield, Wath Brow Hornets, Stanningley, West Bowling, Thatto Heath Crusaders, Leigh Miners Rangers, York Acorn, Wests Warriors, Hunslet ARLFC, Siddal, Orrell St James and Westgate Common.

League 1’s Rochdale Hornets defeated London Skolars 42-4 at the Crown Oil Arena. There was also an all-League 1 affair in Doncaster, with the hosts just edging past Oldham 28-26 to reach the third round.

Having defeated the Royal Navy 70-0, North Wales Crusaders are another League 1 club who secured their spot for the third round of the prestigious Challenge Cup competition. The other League 1 outfits are Workington Town, Midlands Hurricanes, Doncaster and Hunslet.

Round three ties will take place over the weekend of March 11 and 12. 

Challenge Cup third round draw numbers in full

1. Barrow Raiders

2. Batley Bulldogs

3. Bradford Bulls

4. Dewsbury Rams

5. Doncaster

6. Featherstone Rovers

7. Halifax Panthers

8. Hunslet ARLFC

9. Hunslet RLFC

10. Keighley Cougars

11. Leigh Miners Rangers

12. London Broncos

13. Midlands Hurricanes

14. Newcastle Thunder

15. North Wales Crusaders

16. Orrell St James

17. Rochdale Hornets

18. Rochdale Mayfield

19. Sheffield Eagles

20. Siddal

21. Stanningley

22. Swinton Lions

23. Thatto Heath Crusaders

24. Wath Brow Hornets

25. West Bowling

26. Westgate Common

27. Wests Warriors

28. Whitehaven

29. Widnes Vikings

30. Workington Town

31. York Acorn

32. York Knights

Challenge Cup second round results


Cornwall 14-20 Rochdale Mayfield

Brentwood Eels 4-58 Wath Brow Hornets

Fryston Warriors 12-28 Stanningley

Lock Lane 22-30 West Bowling

Saddleworth Rangers 4-18 Thatto Heath Crusaders

Ashton Bears 8-38 Dewsbury Rams

Myton Warriors 22-34 Leigh Miners Rangers

North Wales Crusaders 70-0 Royal Navy

Royal Air Force 10-12 York Acorn

Wests Warriors 18-14 London Chargers

Hunslet ARLFC 66-0 Pilkington Recs

Siddal 14-8 West Hull

Orrell St James 68-14 Dublin City Exiles


Rochdale Hornets 42-4 London Skolars

GB Police 18-22 Westgate Common

Workington Town 68-6 Ince Rose Bridge

Hull Dockers 4-50 Midlands Hurricanes

Doncaster 28-26 Oldham

Hunslet 68-6 Heworth

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