Challenge Cup

20 Mar 2018

York City Knights to host Catalans Dragons in fifth round of Ladbrokes Challenge Cup

York City Knights to host Catalans Dragons in fifth round of Ladbrokes Challenge Cup


The Ladbrokes Challenge Cup fifth round draw took place this evening at Media City, streamed live on BBC Sport (Tuesday, March 20).

To celebrate the launch of the 2018 Women’s Super League, St Helens Ladies’ Faye Gaskin who selected the home balls, conducted the draw alongside Wigan Warriors Women’s Captain Gemma Walsh, who drew the away teams.

Betfred League 1 side York City Knights, who secured a victory over Championship side Swinton Lions in the fourth round, were rewarded with a home tie against Betfred Super League side Catalans Dragons.

Barrow Raiders will also host Toronto Wolfpack in the fifth round, the last time the two sides met at Craven Park earlier this year they drew 8-8.

2016 Ladbrokes Challenge Cup finalists Warrington Wolves were drawn at home against either Hunslet RLFC or Bradford Bulls. 

All ties will be played over the weekend of April 21-22.

Over 13,000 viewers tuned in last Saturday to watch NCL Premier Division side Normanton Knights take on Betfred Championship side Rochdale Hornets. A fifth round game will be streamed live on the BBC Sport website, the fixture chosen will be announced in due course.

2018 Ladbrokes Challenge Cup fifth round draw in full is as follows:

Warrington Wolves v Hunslet RLFC or Bradford Bulls

Toronto Wolfpack v Barrow Raiders*

Widnes Vikings v Coventry Bears or Pilkington Recs

Leigh Centurions v London Broncos 

Whitehaven RLFC v Rochdale Hornets

Halifax RLFC or Oldham RLFC v Hull Kingston Rovers

Doncaster RLFC v North Wales Crusaders or Featherstone Rovers

York City Knights v Catalans Dragons 

*Toronto Wolfpack v Barrow Raiders fixture will be reversed and will be played at Craven Park.

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