After a great weekend of Betfred Challenge Cup ties with plenty of excitement and the odd upset, the draw for the fourth and fifth rounds took place at Millom ARLFC who are celebrating their 150th year in 2023.
There are sixteen survivors from Round Three which was played over the weekend including community sides Hunslet ARLFC and Rochdale Mayfield, and of course Halifax Panthers who eliminated top of the Championship side, Featherstone Rovers on Sunday afternoon.
Round Four will be played over the weekend of the 30th March to 2nd April while the Fifth Round will take place over the 20th to 23rd April. The four sides which remain at the end of the fifth round will be joined by the twelve Super League clubs for the sixth round draw.
The draw was conducted by Mark Roskell and Peter Date of Millom ARLFC, and Amanda Wilkinson of Barrow Ladies, was made as follows,
London Broncos v. Doncaster
Keighley Cougars v. North Wales Crusaders
Hunslet ARLFC v. Batley Bulldogs
Midlands Hurricanes v. Bradford Bulls
Dewsbury Rams v. Widnes Vikings
Rochdale Mayfield v. Newcastle Thunder
York Knights v. Sheffield Eagles
Halifax Panthers v. Barrow Raiders
York Knights/Sheffield Eagles v. Rochdale Mayfield/Newcastle Thunder
London Broncos/Doncaster v. Dewsbury Rams/Widnes Vikings
Hunslet ARLFC/Batley Bulldogs v. Keighley Cougars/North Wales Crusaders
Halifax Panthers/Barrow Raiders v. Midlands Hurricanes/Bradford Bulls
One game from each round will be selected by the BBC for live streaming while The Sportsman will select another.