BBC gets major Challenge Cup gig with Elland Road as host

The Betfred Challenge Cup Sixth Round draw will be held on Monday 14 March at 6.45pm, and broadcast live from Elland Road, Leeds, on BBC Look North and BBC Sport Online.

Joining the BBC’s Tanya Arnold for the draw will be Great Britain legend Lee Crooks and the Royal Navy’s Ben Taylor – known to many Rugby League fans as ‘Yorkshire Prose’ for his distinctive style of poetry on social media.

Crooks helped Hull FC defeat Widnes 18-9 in the famous Challenge Cup Final replay at Elland Road in 1982, while Taylor was part of the Royal Navy team which this year reached the Fourth Round of the competition for the first time in their history.

Huddersfield will be one of 11 Betfred Super League teams that will go into the hat for the first time in this year’s competition, alongside this weekend’s four Round Five winners, and Bradford Bulls and Leigh Centurions, whose Round Five match kicks-off one hour after Monday evening’s draw.

Sixth Round fixtures will be played on the weekend of March 25-27, followed by Quarter Finals on 9 and 10 April, and the Semi Finals at Elland Road itself on Saturday 7 May – part of a Rugby League triple-header alongside the Betfred Women’s Challenge Cup Final.

Betfred Challenge Cup Fifth Round

Saturday March 12

North Wales Crusaders v Sheffield Eagles, 1.30pm

Live on OurLeague

Sunday March 13

Barrow Raiders v Workington Town, 1.00pm

Live on BBC Red Button and BBC Sport Website

Whitehaven RLFC v York City Knights, 3.00pm

Batley Bulldogs v Featherstone Rovers, 3.00pm

Live on The Sportsman

Monday March 14

Bradford Bulls v Leigh Centurions, 7.45pm

Live on Premier Sports

The Betfred Challenge Cup Final will be held on Saturday 28 May at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London.

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