Skolars begin Tetley’s Challenge Cup campaign with trip to Sheffield Eagles

19th March 2014

Having been given a 3rd round bye in the Tetley’s Challenge Cup all eyes were on MediaCityUK yesterday when the 4th round draw was made. Skolars fans were hoping for a pairing with a Super League giant but instead had to settle for a trip to face Championship side Sheffield Eagles.

Holders Wigan Warriors will begin their defence of the Tetley’s Challenge Cup with a trip to Dewsbury Rams after being paired with the Championship club in the fourth round draw.

Wigan, who won Rugby League’s most coveted trophy with a 16-0 victory over Hull FC at Wembley Stadium in front of 78,137 fans last August.

Hull will look to put that disappointment behind them with a home tie against Salford Red Devils, one of six all-Super League fixtures thrown up by a draw staged at the home of BBC Sport, MediaCityUK .

The other plum ties are Huddersfield Giants v St Helens in what is a repeat of the 2006 Challenge Cup final; the West Yorkshire derby between Wakefield Trinity Wildcats and Leeds Rhinos; Hull Kingston Rovers v Warrington Wolves; and Catalan Dragons v London Broncos.

The home teams were drawn by the Mayor of Wigan, Councillor Billy Rotherham, and the away teams by David Barker, the Sales Director of sponsors Tetley’s, and was hosted by George Riley of BBC Radio 5 Live.

The draw was broadcast live on 5 Live Extra, Radio Manchester, Radio Leeds and Radio Humberside. Pictured above are the Mayor of Wigan, Councillor Billy Rotherham, and David Barker of Carlsberg UK with the Tetley’s Challenge Cup

The draw in full is as follows:

Huddersfield Giants v St Helens

Dewsbury Rams v Wigan Warriors

Wakefield Wildcats v Leeds Rhinos

Rochdale Hornets v Leigh Centurions

Batley Bulldogs v Castleford Tigers

Doncaster v Hemel Stags

Keighley Cougars v Barrow Raiders

Featherstone Rovers v North Wales Crusaders

Hull KR v Warrington Wolves

Hull FC v Salford Red Devils

Bradford Bulls v Oldham

Hunslet Hawks v Workington Town

Catalan Dragons v London Broncos

Halifax v Widnes Vikings

Sheffield Eagles v London Skolars

Swinton Lions v York City Knights

All ties will be played over the weekend of April 4-6. One tie will be screened live on BBC TV on Sunday April 6 at 2.15pm – an announcement on which tie has been selected for broadcast will be made on Wednesday (March 19) morning.

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 1130844 856 113 or by visiting

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