Three all-Super League ties in fifth round draw
Leeds Rhinos and St Helens will do battle in the fifth round of the Tetley’s Challenge Cup after the Super League rivals were paired together in an intriguing draw earlier today.
Both Leeds and Saints defeated Super League opposition in the fourth round, albeit in very different manner with the Rhinos winning 60-6 at Wakefield Trinity Wildcats and St Helens coming away from Huddersfield Giants with a 17-16 victory.
The match is one of three all-Super League ties in the last 16 of Rugby League’s oldest and most prestigious knockout competition, which climaxes with the 2014 Tetley’s Challenge Cup final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday August 23.
Salford City Reds, who reached the fifth round with a thrilling 37-36 victory at Hull FC, have been rewarded with a home tie against Widnes Vikings, whilst Bradford Bulls host Catalan Dragons in the other all-top flight fixture.
After completing a 58-6 win at Dewsbury Rams, holders Wigan Warriors again face Championship opposition with the visit of Hunslet Hawks; Warrington Wolves are also at home to the Championship’s form team Doncaster; and fresh from their 48-10 win at 2013 Championship runners-up Batley Bulldogs, Castleford Tigers will host champions Sheffield Eagles.
At least two Championship clubs are assured a placed in the quarter-finals after Leigh Centurions were drawn at home to Featherstone Rovers and Swinton Lions were paired with Keighley Cougars.
The draw was conducted by Rugby League Hall of Fame members Alex Murphy OBE and Garry Schofield OBE.
The Tetley’s Challenge Cup fifth round ties will be played over the weekend of April 25-27 with one tie screened live on BBC1 on Saturday April 26 at 2.30pm. Details of the televised tie will be announced shortly.
The draw for the fifth round of the Tetley’s Challenge Cup in full is as follows:
Wigan Warriors v Hunslet Hawks
Leigh Centurions v Featherstone Rovers
Leeds Rhinos v St Helens
Warrington Wolves v Doncaster
Salford Red Devils v Widnes Vikings
Bradford Bulls v Catalan Dragons
Swinton Lions v Keighley Cougars
Castleford Tigers v Sheffield Eagles
Tickets for the 2014 Tetley’s Challenge Cup final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday August 23 cost from as little as £22 and can be purchased by calling the RFL Ticket Office on 0844 856 113 or by visiting www.rugbyleaguetickets.co.uk.
To take advantage of the limited-time seat upgrade offer for the Tetley’s Challenge Cup final, Wembley Stadium on Saturday August 23 please use the promotional code CCF01 to pay the price category below the seat selected (not available on £22 or £77 seats). This offer is currently available until Friday April 18.