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Betfred Challenge Cup Draws To Take Place Tonight!

The draw for the third and fourth rounds of the Betfred Challenge Cup will be streamed live on BBC Sport online and Our League from the Rochdale Hornets club this evening (Tuesday 1 February) at 6pm.

Hornets, who on Sunday overcame Midlands Hurricanes to earn their place in the double draw, are this year celebrating the centenary of their only Challenge Cup success in 1922.

Rochdale fans should look out for ball number seven in a draw which also includes giant-killers Lock Lane who defeated League 1 Oldham 22-12 in Round 2. The numbers in full are as follows.

  1. Doncaster

  2. Hunslet

  3. Hunslet Club Parkside

  4. Lock Lane

  5. London Skolars

  6. North Wales Crusaders

  7. Rochdale Hornets

  8. Rochdale Mayfield

  9. Royal Navy

  10. Siddal

  11. Swinton Lions

  12. York Acorn

The six Round Three ties will take place on the weekend of 12 and 13 February, with the Round Four matches scheduled for 26 and 27 February.

Joining the above in the Round Four draw will be the following Betfred Championship clubs (with ball numbers). For the 10-match Round Four draw, the six Round Three ties will be numbered 15-20.

  1. Barrow Raiders

  2. Batley Bulldogs

  3. Bradford Bulls

  4. Dewsbury Rams

  5. Featherstone Rovers

  6. Halifax Panthers

  7. Leigh Centurions

  8. London Broncos

  9. Newcastle Thunder

  10. Sheffield Eagles

  11. Whitehaven

  12. Widnes Vikings

  13. Workington Town

  14. York City Knights

  15. Round Three tie

  16. Round Three tie

  17. Round Three tie

  18. Round Three tie

  19. Round Three tie

  20. Round Three tie

The draws will be conducted by Paul Sculthorpe MBE and Vicky Molyneux, and shown live on BBC Sport from 6pm. Sculthorpe is a four-time cup winner with St Helens and a member of England coach Shaun Wane’s backroom team. Wigan Warriors’ Rochdale-born Molyneux is hoping to represent England at this year’s World Cup – 15 years since her debut in 2007.

Rochdale Hornets chief executive Steve Kerr says: “We’re thrilled to host the Betfred Challenge Cup draw to mark our centenary since our 1922 Cup win. It was a special moment in the club’s history which we are determined to mark this year. It would be great if we could progress and maybe even draw Hull FC in the later rounds of the competition.

“I’m delighted to share it with the Rochdale business community and welcome our special guests Paul Sculthorpe MBE and our very own Rochdale star Vicky Molyneux, who features in the England squad. She has been busy coaching and inspiring girls in Rochdale to take up rugby league.”

Rochdale will have double representation in the Third Round draw, following Rochdale Mayfield’s impressive win at West Hull on Saturday.

But it was renowned Castleford community club Lock Lane who produced the result of the Second Round by shocking the professionals of Oldham in a stormy Sunday night tie last weekend.  The game was in the balance at 16-12 before player of the match Nathan Fozzard converted a late try to secure a famous 22-12 victory.

Lock Lane are one of six community teams in the draw, joining Hunslet Club Parkside, Rochdale Mayfield, Siddal, York Acorn and the Royal Navy.

Betfred Challenge Cup 2022

Third Round (6 ties) – February 12-13

Fourth Round (10 ties) – February 26-27

Fifth Round (5 ties) – March 12-13

Sixth Round (8 ties) – March 26-27 -

Quarter Finals – April 9-10

Semi Finals – Saturday May 7 at Elland Road, Leeds

Betfred Challenge Cup Final 2022 - Saturday May 28 at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium#WeAreYork⚔️


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