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Fans call for big changes to Challenge Cup structure – How social media reacted to sixth round draw

The Challenge Cup trophy at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium before the game.

The draw for the sixth round of the Challenge Cup took place tonight.

The draw is as follows:

Catalans Dragons vs Warrington Wolves
Castleford Tigers vs Hull FC
York RLFC vs London Broncos
Halifax Panthers vs St Helens
Hull KR vs Batley Bulldogs
Wakefield Trinity vs Leigh Leopards
Leeds Rhinos vs Wigan Warriors
Salford Red Devils vs Huddersfield Giants

There is a guaranteed Championship club in the quarter-finals with York and London meeting.

Meanwhile the biggest game of the round is undoubtedly the meeting between Leeds Rhinos and Wigan Warriors who have won 34 Challenge Cups between them.

Meanwhile, after a fiery clash over Easter, Catalans Dragons and Warrington Wolves meet again with a place in the quarter-finals up for grabs.

Championship clubs Batley and Halifax play Hull KR and St Helens respectively so it not easy ties for them against some of the top teams in Super League at present.

Salford Red Devils meet Huddersfield Giants, Castleford Tigers take on Hull FC and Wakefield Trinity host Leigh Leopards in the other all-Super League games.

How did social media react?

Well Hull FC fans are fairly confident.

Some are happy to go to their “favourite” ground in Super League.

Halifax fans meanwhile branded their meeting with the Champions St Helens as “easy.”

There was a lot of banter from the Panthers fans:

And one said the trophy should just be given to them straight away:

Leigh fans likewise are very confident of beating the as yet winless Wakefield Trinity.

Salford fans are looking ahead to a clash against Huddersfield and of course the last coach to take them to Wembley:

Overall plenty of fans were calling for big changes to the competition to produce more interesting ties against Championship clubs.

It is something IMG are looking at as part of their credentials:

Turning back to the ties, unsurprisingly Wakefield fans aren’t confident.

Interestingly, Warrington fans aren’t keen on the clash against Catalans.

Likewise most Leeds fans aren’t excited about hosting holders Wigan Warriors.

However, one fan warned Wigan fans about recent meeting between the two:

Elsewhere Castleford fans are plotting their route to the final:

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