Televised Challenge Cup third-round draw revealed

BBC Sport will continue their coverage of the 2022 Betfred Challenge Cup on Sunday, February 13, by showing the all-West Yorkshire Third Round tie between the semi-professionals Hunslet and the National Conference League amateurs of Siddal.

The tie will kick off at 1pm at the South Leeds Stadium, and will be live on BBC iPlayer, BBC Sport website and app.

Hunslet, who currently play in Betfred League One, have made four Challenge Cup Final appearances, winning the competition in 1908 and at Wembley against Widnes in 1934, and losing 20-16 to Wigan in their last Wembley appearance in 1965.

They beat their League One rivals Keighley Cougars 22-6 in the Second Round.

Siddal are an established powerhouse of the NCL, and have twice surprised professional opposition in the Third Round of the Challenge Cup – at Doncaster in 2010, and against Newcastle Thunder in 2016.

They have reached the Third Round this year through victories over Great Britain Police at their Chevinedge base, and then at Pilkington Recs in the Second Round last Saturday.

The Fourth Round draw was also made this week, meaning Hunslet and Siddal know that the winners of their tie will go to the winners of another of the Third Round ties, the all-League One meeting of Swinton Lions and North Wales Crusaders, on the last weekend in February.

There are six Third Round ties, with the winners joining the 14 Betfred Championship clubs in the Fourth Round.

Full details of the Third Round ties will be confirmed shortly.

The Betfred Super League heavyweights join the competition at the Sixth Round stage in March, with the Semi Finals at Elland Road on May 7, and the 2022 Betfred Challenge Cup Final breaking new ground at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday May 28.

Betfred Challenge Cup Third Round (ties to be played February 12-13):

Hunslet v Siddal (Sunday February 13, 1pm, live on BBC Sport)
Lock Lane v Rochdale Hornets
Royal Navy v York Acorn
London Skolars v Hunslet Club Parkside
Swinton Lions v North Wales Crusaders
Rochdale Mayfield v Doncaster

Fourth Round (ties to be played February 26-28)
York City Knights v Newcastle Thunder
Halifax Panthers v Featherstone Rovers
Leigh Centurions v Widnes Vikings
Lock Lane or Rochdale Hornets v Barrow Raiders
Batley Bulldogs v Royal Navy or York Acorn
London Broncos v Bradford Bulls
London Skolars or Hunslet Club Parkside v Sheffield Eagles
Swinton Lions or North Wales Crusaders v Hunslet or Siddal
Workington Town v Dewsbury Rams
Rochdale Mayfield or Doncaster v Whitehaven

Fifth Round (5 ties) – March 12-13
Sixth Round (8 ties) – March 26-27 – Betfred Super League clubs enter
Quarter Finals – April 9-10
Semi Finals – Saturday May 7 at Elland Road, Leeds
Betfred Challenge Cup Final 2022 – Saturday May 28 at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

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