Ladbrokes Challenge Cup third round draw

The draw for the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup Third Round has been completed with teams from the third tier of English rugby league entering the competition, alongside the remaining amateur outfits who survived the first two knockout rounds.

Two local derbies have been pulled out of the hat, with Rochdale Mayfield hosting their semi-professional neighbours Rochdale Hornets and York City Knights welcoming local amateur side York Acorn.

Wath Brow Hornets have been handed a home time against new comers Toulouse Olympique XIII, while West Hull will host League One outfit Doncaster and Kells will face Hemel Stags.

Of the all League One affairs the stand-out tie is Barrow Raiders’ visit to Hunslet Hawks, with Keighley Cougars facing Coventry Bears at Cougar Park.

The draw was conducted by former Leigh Centurions coach Paul Rowley and Warrington Wolves legend Lee Briers at The Glyndŵr University Racecourse Stadium in Wrexham, home of North Wales Crusaders.

The ties will be played over the weekend of 27th-28th February.

2016 Ladbrokes Challenge Cup Third Round draw in full:

Hunslet Hawks vs Barrow Raiders

Oxford vs Lock Lane

Rochdale Mayfield vs Rochdale Hornets

Pilkington Recs vs London Skolars

Kells vs Hemel Stags

West Hull vs Doncaster

York City Knights vs York Acorn

Siddal vs Newcastle Thunder

North Wales Crusaders vs Uni of Gloucestershire All Golds

Wath Brow Hornets vs Toulouse Olympique XIII

Keighley Cougars vs Coventry Bears

Featherstone Lions vs South Wales Scorpions


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