Skolars At Home To Leigh Centurions in Challenge Cup

14th March 2012

The draw for the third round of the Carnegie Challenge Cup has been completed at Whitehaven’s Recreation Ground in Cumbria and will see Skolars host Championship side Leigh Centurions at New River.Skolars and Leigh have agreed that the match will be played on Saturday the 24th March, Kick-off 3.oopm.

1952 Cup winners Workington Town host Batley Bulldogs in what will be regarded as the stand-out clash of the round.

In the only other all-Championships tie in the round, defending Northern Rail Cup winners Leigh Centurions face a tough trip to take on a London Skolars side who have impressed so far this season.

Last season’s NCL Premier champions Thatto Heath Crusaders will travel to take on Championship opponents Dewsbury Rams while the only remaining armed forces team in the competition, The Royal Navy, face a tough away trip to Hunslet Hawks.

French sides Toulouse Olympique and FC Lezignan will travel to face North Wales Crusaders and Barrow Raiders, respectively.

The ties will be played over the weekend of March 24/25.


The Carnegie Challenge Cup third round draw is as follows (home teams listed first):

Oulton Raiders v Sheffield Eagles

North Wales Crusaders v Toulouse Olympique XIII

London Skolars v Leigh Centurions

Myton Warriors v Halifax

York City Knights v Hull Dockers

Gateshead Thunder v York Acorn

Hunslet Old Boys v Featherstone Rovers

Swinton Lions v Siddal

Workington Town v Batley Bulldogs

Doncaster v Sharlston Rovers

Egremont Rangers v Oldham

Whitehaven v Hunslet Warriors

Wath Brow Hornets v South Wales Scorpions

Barrow Raiders v FC XIII Lezignan

East Hull v Rochdale Hornets

Hunslet Hawks v Royal Navy

Bradford Dudley Hill v Keighley Cougars

Dewsbury Rams v Thatto Heath Crusaders

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