Harrison fancies Challenge Cup run

Halifax coach Karl Harrison won’t be taking South Wales lightly at the weekend, but sees potential for a cup run at The Shay this season.

The Championship pacesetters managed to avoid a Super League club in the Challenge Cup fourth round draw, and host the Scorpions on Saturday, knowing that at worst, there will be just 10 Super League sides in the last 16.

Harrison said: “I know very little about the South Wales side but what we can be certain of is that they will be determined to upset us.

“We’ll have to prepare well and ensure we’re fully equipped to deal with a tough game and the pressures that come with playing in a do-or-die cup game and if we can perform to our best then we should progress.

“The draw has panned out well for a lot of clubs and with lots of all Super League clashes there is a good chance that a Championship club could draw another Championship club in the next round, giving any side progressing a real possibility of booking a quarter-final place.”

The former Salford coach led Batley to the Challenge Cup quarter-finals last season, where they were beaten by Catalan.

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