The Challenge Cup Round Three draw was made tonight on BBC iPlayer and it’s knocked up some brilliant ties.
Round three sees the Championship sides enter the draw meaning we have some huge teams enter into the pot but there’s still plenty of amateur sides there too.
This weekend saw round two conclude and there was some major teams get knocked out, with perhaps the highlight of the round being Rochdale Mayfield knocking out League One Cornwall.
It was the first ever televised professional game from Cornwall and kept the theme of the Challenge Cup making history, the first round tie being the first time Edinburgh received television coverage.
There were 12 community sides remaining in the pot and two faced off as Leigh Miners Rangers of the NCL Premier hosted the Rochdale Mayfield, who had knocked out Cornwall.
The draw took place at Featherstone Rovers’ stadium and Sean Long’s men were the first team out of the hat and drawing fellow Championship side Halifax Panthers.
Amateur side York Acorn have the difficult task of heading to Odsal to face Bradford Bulls, who will be looking to lift the trophy for the first time since 2003.
Third round ties will take place on the weekend of March 11th and 12th with details of each respective game being announced in the coming days.
The draw in full is here.
Featherstone Rovers v Halifax Panthers
Wests Warriors v Widnes Vikings
Leigh Miners Rangers v Rochdale Mayfield
Doncaster v Workington Town
Westgate Common v Hunslet ARLFC
Dewsbury Rams v Rochdale Hornets
Siddal v Sheffield Eagles
Orrell St James v Midlands Hurricanes
Batley Bulldogs v Wath Brow Hornets
Thatto Heath Crusaders v North Wales Crusaders
Hunslet RLFC v Keighley Cougars
York Knights v West Bowling
Stanningley v Newcastle Thunder
London Broncos v Whitehaven