Skolars face trip to Whitehaven in Ladbrokes Challenge Cup draw

13th February 2018

Ladbrokes Challenge Cup third round draw made

The Ladbrokes Challenge Cup third round draw took place this evening at MediaCity, streamed live on BBC Sport.

Conducting the draw was England international and St Helens prop forward Alex Walmsley, who selected the home balls. Away teams were drawn by Salford Red Devils’ hooker Kriss Brining.

London Skolars were drawn against Whitehaven with the men from New River facing a tough test in Cumbria.

Fourteen Betfred League 1 sides and twelve sides representing the Armed Forces and community game were drawn against each other and will play their ties over the weekend of February 24-25.

In one of four all League 1 fixtures, West Wales Raiders will travel to face Bradford Bulls, while Cumbrian side Kells were drawn against the only remaining forces side, the British Army.

Featherstone Lions were rewarded for their victory against Thatto Heath Crusaders in Round 2 with an away tie against Oldham.

Over 18,000 viewers tuned in last Saturday to watch Featherstone Lions take on Thatto Heath Crusaders. A third round game will be streamed live on the BBC Sport website, the fixture chosen will be announced in due course.

2018 Ladbrokes Challenge Cup third round draw in full is as follows:

Hunslet Club Parkside v Workington Town
Bradford Bulls v West Wales Raiders
North Wales Crusaders v Keighley Cougars
Coventry Bears v Distington
Hemel Stags v Newcastle Thunder
Doncaster v Myton Warriors
Pilkington Recs v Millom
Kells v British Army
Normanton Knights v Batley Boys
Whitehaven v London Skolars
Askam v York City Knights
Oldham v Featherstone Lions
Hunslet v Oulton Raiders

Save 15% off tickets for the 2018 Ladbrokes Challenge Cup final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday, August 25 by purchasing before April 8. Tickets start from £20 for adults and can be purchased by calling the Rugby League Ticket Office on 0844 856 1113 or by visiting

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