The draw for the fifth round of the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup took place at Media City in Salford on Tuesday evening and threw up a number of intriguing ties to spark the interest of the rugby league public.
It was Ladies night as the draw was made by St Helens Ladies Faye Gaskin and Wigan Warriors women’s skipper Gemma Walsh.
York City Knights, who defeated Championship side Swinton Lions in the fourth round, were rewarded with a home tie against Super League’s Catalans Dragons. The winners of the re-arranged game between Hunslet and Bradford will see the sides battling for an away tie against the Warrington Wolves.
The draw in full was (a number of fourth round ties are still to be settled after postponements over the weekend);
Warrington Wolves v Hunslet RLFC or Bradford Bulls
Toronto Wolfpack v Barrow Raiders*
Widnes Vikings v Coventry Bears or Pilkington Recs
Leigh Centurions v London Broncos
Whitehaven RLFC v Rochdale Hornets
Halifax RLFC or Oldham RLFC v Hull Kingston Rovers
Doncaster RLFC v North Wales Crusaders or Featherstone Rovers
York City Knights v Catalans Dragons
All ties will be played over the weekend of the 21st and 22nd April with one, as yet undecided, game streamed live on the BBC website.
*Toronto Wolfpack v Barrow Raiders fixture will be switched and will be played at Craven Park.