Bradford Bulls took on Leigh Centurions in the Challenge Cup tonight in last game of the Fifth Round.
However, Bradford boss John Kear spoke to Premier Sports before the game and noted the illness that has gone through the Odsal camp this last week.
“We’ve been so protected through Covid,” Kear said.
“I think a virus has got us and it h swept right through the camp – we had eight players missing on Tuesday and there were four on Thursday and four on Saturday, so it’s been difficult with preparations.”
The winner will face Hull KR at Craven Park in the Sixth Round.
The holders are, of course, St Helens, and they will be looking to recapture their scintillating cup form with the ties set to be played on the weekend of March 25-27.
The Sixth Round draw in full:
Catalans Dragons vs Featherstone Rovers
Whitehaven vs St Helens
Warrington Wolves vs Wakefield Trinity
Hull KR vs Bradford Bulls/Leigh Centurions
Wigan Warriors vs Salford Red Devils
Leeds Rhinos vs Castleford Tigers
Sheffield Eagles vs Hull FC
Barrow Raiders vs Huddersfield Giants