BBC to show big derby in Challenge Cup

BBC Sport have selected the meeting of old Cumbrian Rugby League rivals Barrow Raiders and Workington Town to continue their coverage of the 2022 Betfred Challenge Cup on Sunday March 13.

The Fifth Round tie, which is a repeat of the 1955 Final at Wembley, will kick off at 1pm.

Barrow beat Workington Town 21-12 in 1955 to win the Challenge Cup for the only time in their history, captained by the great Willie Horne.

Workington had become the first Cumbrian club to win the Challenge Cup three years earlier, beating Featherstone Rovers 18-10 under the inspirational leadership of their full-back and captain Gus Risman.

They made a third Wembley appearance in 1958, losing 13-9 to Wigan.

BBC Sport have again covered a tie from each round of the competition, starting with the First Round tie between Orrell St James and the British Army in January, and moving on to matches at Rochdale, Hunslet and Batley.

The Fifth Round is the last before the Betfred Super League clubs join the competition at the Sixth Round stage later this month.

Coverage of the Barrow-Workington tie will be live on BBC iPlayer, Red Button and the BBC Sport website and app.

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