The fourth round of the Coral Challenge Cup saw the entry of twelve of the Championship sides to join those teams who made it through the third round last weekend.
The draw was made at Odsal Stadium, the home of the Bradford Bulls and the Challenge Cup final record attendance, and threw up some interesting clashes which will take place over the weekend of the 30th and 31st March 2019.
Two games will be chosen to be broadcast, one on BBC online and the other on the OurLeague App.
Toulouse Olympique and the Toronto Wolfpack both declined their invitation to enter the competition after being asked to submit financial bonds to the RFL in case either made it to the final.
Four sides from outside the top three divisions definitely made it into the fourth round, and the draw, with Castleford Lock Lane, West Hull, Featherstone Lions and Thatto Heath all hoping for ties against the big boys. A fifth side, Siddal, also have the opportunity to join them when they play their re-arranged away game at Workington next Sunday, after it was originally cancelled due to an unfit pitch.
The draw was made by Simon Foster, son of Northern legend Trevor Foster MBE, and former Bulls skipper Robbie Hunter-Paul. In full it was;
Keighley Cougars v. Bradford Bulls
Whitehaven v. Rochdale
Featherstone Lions v. Doncaster
Barrow v. York City Knights
Hunslet v. Halifax
Featherstone Rovers v. Swinton Lions
Sheffield Eagles v. Leigh Centurions
Dewsbury Rams v. West Hull
Workington or Siddal v. Newcastle Thunder
Thatto Heath Crusaders v. North Wales Crusaders
Batley Bulldogs v. Castleford Lock Lane
Oldham v. Widnes Vikings