The Northern Rail Cup quarter final draw will take place on Wednesday March 24 and be broadcast live on Sky Sports’ weekly Boots n All programme which starts at 6pm.
The top four teams from each of the two Northern Rail Cup groups will be entered into the open draw for the quarter final knock-out stages which will be played on the weekend of June 5 and 6. One quarter final tie will be pulled forward to Thursday June 3 to be screened live on Sky Sports.
The teams will be pulled out of the bag by Sky Sports presenter Barrie McDermott and a representative from Northern Rail.
So far seven teams – Widnes, Barrow, Keighley, Batley, Sheffield, Leigh and York – have qualified for the knockout stages. The final spot will be decided this Sunday as Halifax take on Hunslet with both teams needing to win in order to secure the final place in the last eight from Featherstone.
The semi-finals will take place on the weekend of June 19 and 20 with Sky Sports again broadcasting one tie live on the Thursday night.
The Northern Rail Cup Final takes place at Bloomfield Road, Blackpool on Sunday July 18 kicking off at 4pm live on Sky Sports.