12th March 2019, 18:56 | ChallengeCup
Bradford Bulls were handed a West Yorkshire derby draw against League 1 side Keighley Cougars when the Coral Challenge Cup Fourth Round draw took place this evening at Odsal Stadium, Bradford.
Former Bradford Bulls Captain and Lance Todd Trophy winner Robbie Hunter-Paul was joined by Simon Foster, son of Bradford Northern Rugby League legend Trevor Foster to conduct the draw.
NCL Division 1 side Featherstone Lions, the lowest ranked side remaining in the competition, were rewarded for their efforts so far with a home tie against League 1’s Doncaster RLFC.
In a battle of the Crusaders, Thatto Heath – who produced a valiant display against Rochdale Mayfield live on BBC Sport last Saturday – will host North Wales Crusaders.
Sheffield Eagles v Leigh Centurions is one of three all-Championship ties in Round Four which also sees Cumbrian side Barrow Raiders welcome York City Knights and Featherstone Rovers face Swinton Lions.
The winners of the third round tie between Workington Town and Siddal, which was postponed on Sunday and has been rearranged for next Sunday, March 17, will be at home to Newcastle Thunder.
The Coral Challenge Cup fourth round ties will be played over the weekend of March 30-31. One fixture will be selected for live streaming on the BBC Sport website and one fixture will be shown live on the Our League app and website. The selected fixtures will be announced this week.
Some really exciting looking ties coming up in Round 4 🏆😍— The Challenge Cup (@TheChallengeCup) March 12, 2019
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Following the Challenge Cup draw, the first-round draw of the 1895 Cup took place. The newly introduced competition provides non-Betfred Super League clubs an extra opportunity to play on the hallowed Wembley turf.
Eight League 1 sides entered the competition at this stage, with the 12 English Betfred Championship teams joining the four winners in the second round in June.
Keighley have a tricky trip to Newcastle Thunder, while two clubs who have won the Challenge Cup at Wembley in the distant past, Hunslet and Workington Town, will face eah other in Leeds.
Workington’s West Cumbrian rivals Whitehaven also have an away tie, against Oldham, while West Wales Raiders face an even longer trip to face Doncaster at the Keepmoat Stadium.
The ties will be played on the weekend of May 4-5, with one of them to be streamed live on Our League.
Following the Coral Challenge Cup draw, the First Round draw for the 1895 Cup, which involved eight of eleven League 1 teams took place.
Tickets for the 2019 Coral Challenge Cup Final and 1895 Cup Final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday, August 24 can be purchased by calling the Rugby League Ticket Office on 0844 856 1113 or by visiting www.rugby-league.com/tickets