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Challenge Cup

22 Feb 2024

Betfred Challenge Cup: BBC radio to host Round 5 draw this Sunday

Betfred Challenge Cup: BBC radio to host Round 5 draw this Sunday

The draw for Round 5 of the Betfred Challenge Cup will be made shortly after 5pm this Sunday (25 February), live on BBC Radio Leeds - West Yorkshire Sport following the conclusion of all but one of the weekend’s eight Round 4 ties.  

Joining regular host James Deighton to make the draw will be the former England and Great Britain prop Paul Anderson, currently Head of England Rugby League Pathways and a Challenge Cup winner with both Bradford Bulls and St Helens.  

Listeners can choose one of the following options to hear the draw.   

In the hat will be the winners of the following ties taking place over the weekend of Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 February.  

Batley Bulldogs v Rochdale Hornets – Sunday, 2pm  

Bradford Bulls v Widnes Vikings – Sunday, 12.30pm (live on BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport Online) 

Halifax Panthers v Hammersmith Hills Hoists – Saturday, 5pm 

Keighley Cougars v Featherstone Rovers – Sunday, 3pm 

Swinton Lions v Oldham – Sunday, 6pm (live on The Sportsman)  

Wakefield Trinity v Hunslet ARLFC – Sunday, 2pm  

York Acorn v Wath Brow Hornets – Saturday, 2pm  

York Knights v Sheffield Eagles – Sunday, 3pm 


Ball numbers  

1 - Batley Bulldogs or Rochdale Hornets  

2 - Bradford Bulls or Widnes Vikings  

3 - Halifax Panthers or Hammersmith Hills Hoists 

4 - Keighley Cougars or Featherstone Rovers  

5 - Swinton Lions or Oldham 

6 - Wakefield Trinity or Hunslet ARLFC 

7 - York Acorn or Wath Brow Hornets  

8 - York Knights or Sheffield Eagles  


Round 5 ties will take place over the weekend of 9/10 March. Super League sides enter the competition at Round 6, with the draw for that round scheduled for Monday 11 March.  

The Men's 2024 Betfred Challenge Cup Final (KO 3pm) is part of a Finals Day triple-header at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 8 June, alongside the finals of the Betfred Women's Challenge Cup (KO 11.45am) and the AB Sundecks 1895 Cup (KO 5.45pm). Plus, there will be the traditional Year 7 Boys’ Champion Schools Final at 10am. Tickets are available online now from only £15 Adults and £7.50 Under 16s, with family packages also available starting from just £18.75 for one Adult and two Under 16s.