15th March 2018, 16:27 | ChallengeCup

Three games to watch: Ladbrokes Challenge Cup Round 4

Three games to watch: Ladbrokes Challenge Cup Round 4

Kells v Toronto Wolfpack - Friday 6:15pm

Toronto take on amateur opposition for the first time since the club's competitive debut this weekend.

Their trip to Siddal in round three of last year's Ladbrokes Challenge Cup, where they edged out the NCL Premier Division side 14-6 at Reactiv Park, will live long in the memory.

While Kells boss Peter Smith has played down his side's chances of causing an upset, Friday's game has all the makings of another tricky tie for Toronto.

While the Wolfpack went on to earn promotion from Betfred League 1 in 2017, Kells enjoyed another competitive year in the NCL Premier Division last year and will be hardened and ready to welcome their professional opponents as they enter their third season at the top tier of the community game.

Normanton Knights v Rochdale Hornets - Saturday 2:00pm

Upwardly-mobile Normanton will be out to shock their Championship opponents in front of the BBC Sport cameras this weekend after a fruitful 2017.

The Knights were promoted to NCL Division 1 in 2013 and consistently challenged the play-off places every year until 2017 when they finally gained promotion to the top tier, edging out Milford Marlins 22-20 in the 2017 Division 1 Play Off Final.

Though seen as outsiders by many ahead of the Premier Division campaign, they have made a big impression in early 2018, beating Premier Division high-fliers Rochdale Mayfield 8-4 in round two of the Cup, before beating big guns Wath Brow Hornets 18-10 in their first league match.

The semi-professional Hornets inevitably come into the match as strong favourites, currently sitting 18 places above their amateur opponents on the league ladder, but Head Coach Paul Seal says his side will be doing all they can to claim a famous win

He said: "We’re taking the game seriously and hoping to put up a good account of ourselves, not just turning up to make a day of it.

"We're actually going there with a serious attitude to try and cause an upset."

Batley Bulldogs v Leigh Centurions - Sunday 3pm

An all-Betfred Championship tie as Leigh look to kick start their season away from a troubled league campaign.

The Centurions find themselves ninth in the Championship, having picked up just one win from their six league games this year.

They will be looking to snap a four-game losing streak on Sunday when they travel to Batley's Fox's Biscuits Stadium.

Batley, who were rocked 68-12 by London Broncos last week, stand in their way and will have revenge on their minds after slipping to a 34-6 loss at Leigh back in round two.