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Challenge Cup draw to broadcast live as Super League clubs enter

The draw for the Sixth Round of the Betfred Challenge Cup (Men’s) will be broadcast live on the BBC News Channel’s Sportsday programme on Monday 24 April, 6:30pm.

All 12 Betfred Super League sides enter the competition at this stage, joining the four Championship clubs who with home advantage made it through the weekend’s Round Five ties – Batley Bulldogs, Halifax Panthers, London Broncos and York Knights  

Sportsday is available on Freeview (Channel 231), BBC iPlayer, BBC News Channel online, Sky TV (Channel 503) and Virgin Media TV (Channel 601). England Women’s Captain Jodie Cunningham will do the draw.  

Cup holders Wigan Warriors will be ball number 15 while Batley, who defeated St Helens in the very first Challenge Cup Final 126 years ago to the day (24 April 1897), will be number one.  

Sixth Round draw ball numbers in full:

1. Batley Bulldogs

2. Castleford Tigers

3. Catalans Dragons

4. Halifax Panthers

5. Huddersfield Giants

6. Hull FC

7. Hull KR

8. Leeds Rhinos

9. Leigh Leopards

10. London Broncos

11. St Helens

12. Salford Red Devils

13. Wakefield Trinity

14. Warrington Wolves

15. Wigan Warriors

16. York Knights

Round Six ties will take place over the weekend of 19-21 May. Broadcasting arrangements will be confirmed in due course 

Quarter-finals will be held on 17/18 June, semi-finals on 22/23 July and the Betfred Challenge Cup Final itself on Saturday 12 August – alongside the final of the Women’s Challenge Cup and the AB Sundecks 1895 Cup Final.  

Batley Bulldogs, Halifax Panthers, London Broncos and York Knights will also go into the hat for the draw for the Semi-finals of the AB Sundecks 1895 Cup. The draw will be made on the weekend of 17/18 June and ties played on the weekend of 23/24 July 

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