Challenge Cup

31 Jan 2020

BBC and Our League confirm Coral Challenge Cup Third Round coverage

BBC and Our League confirm Coral Challenge Cup Third Round coverage

North Wales Crusaders will feature on the BBC's Coral Challenge Cup coverage for the second consecutive year on Saturday week - determined to avoid a repeat of the shock defeat they suffered in front of the cameras at Thatto Heath last season.

The BBC have selected the Crusaders' tricky trip to Rochdale Mayfield, renowned cup battlers from the National Conference League, as the Third Round tie to be streamed on Saturday  February 8, with a lunchtime kick-off.

And that will be the first of a double-header of televised matches, as it will be immediately followed by the British Army's attempt to reach the Fourth Round for the first time in their history, with their home tie against the Wigan community club Ince Rose Bridge in Aldershot to be covered by the Our League cameras.

The Mayfield-North Wales game will kick off at 12.30pm, with the Army-Ince tie following at 2.15pm.

The other nine ties will be split between Saturday and Sunday, with the Fourth Round draw, when 13 Betfred Championship clubs join the Road to Wembley, being hosted by the surprise 2019 semi finalists Halifax at the Shay on Monday February 10 - and also shown live by BBC Sport.

Coral Challenge Cup Third Round

Saturday February 8

British Army v Ince Rose Bridge (2.15pm, live on Our League)

Leigh Miners Rangers v Bentley (2.30pm)

Rochdale Mayfield v North Wales Crusaders (1230pm, live on BBC Sport)

Siddal v West Hull (2pm)

Thornhill Trojans v Doncaster (2pm)

Sunday February 9

Barrow v London Skolars (3pm)

Hunslet v Coventry Bears (3pm)

Keighley Cougars v Newcastle Thunder (3pm)

Rochdale Hornets v York Acorn (3pm)

West Wales Raiders v Underbank Rangers (2pm)

Workington Town v West Bowling (2pm)