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Kells face Toronto in Ladbrokes Challenge Cup

The Ladbrokes Challenge Cup third round draw took place this evening at Media City, streamed live on BBC Sport (Tuesday, February 27).

Conducting the draw was Challenge Cup winner Rob Parker, who selected the home balls. Away teams were drawn by Warrington Wolves’ assistant coach Andrew Henderson.

Pilkington Recs, the lowest ranked community club remaining in the competition, were drawn away against Betfred League 1 side Coventry Bears. 

Cumbrian community side Kells were rewarded with a home tie against Toronto Wolfpack and Normanton Knights were drawn against Rochdale Hornets. 

Championship leaders London Broncos will travel to face Workington Town and Hunslet welcome Bradford Bulls. 

All ties will be played over the weekend of March 17-18.

A fourth 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 v Bradford Bulls
  • Barrow Raiders v Sheffield Eagles
  • Workington Town v London Broncos
  • Halifax v Oldham
  • Kells v Toronto Wolfpack
  • North Wales Crusaders v Featherstone Rovers
  • Coventry Bears v Pilkington Recs
  • Whitehaven v Dewsbury Rams
  • Normanton Knights v Rochdale Hornets
  • Batley Bulldogs v Leigh Centurions 
  • Doncaster v Newcastle Thunder
  • York City Knights v Swinton Lions  

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 www.rugby-league.com/tickets

Fans booking in groups of 15 or more can save 40% until May 29, with tickets starting from only £12 for adults and £5 for Juniors. Please call our group sales team on 0844 856 1115

National Express are also offering great value coach travel from nine routes in the North of England direct to Wembley Stadium. Book yours now by clicking HERE.

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AS you all know from your own experiences these are tough times for everybody, but we believe you will agree that OLDHAM RLFC is taking massive inspiration from the fabulous NHS and other key workers in tackling Covid head-on, while looking forward positively to the 2021 season and better times ahead thanks to the outstanding work now being done to get people vaccinated as quickly as possible.

Nevertheless, we have to face facts and be realistic enough to accept that the club urgently needs every pound that is currently coming in from whatever source. One of those sources is our Club Cash lottery and we would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who support us on this. A lot of you who used to pay our collectors on the doorstep have responded to our suggestions on how to pay by different methods and we are extremely grateful for that. Thanks again. You will never know how much difference your contributions make.

Alas, our income from the lottery has dropped by more than 50 per cent over the course of the pandemic and that would be a huge blow financially at any time let alone a time of unprecedented hardship because of the pandemic. It really is a situation we seriously need to address.

With that in mind the prize fund for the duration of the latest national lockdown will be temporarily reduced from February 10.

You will still be able to win a £1,000 first prize, plus £100, £50, £25 and ten £10 prizes every week, while continuing to provide vital support for the club and it will only cost you £1 a week. You can’t get a decent coffee for that, but the difference it makes to the club when multiplied a few times over and then multiplied again by 52 – the number of weeks in the financial year – is of major significance.

If you can help us at all — for £1 a week — it would be hugely appreciated by everyone with Oldham RL Club at heart. The prize structure still represents good value for money for an outlay of £1.

To those who are already members and help us accordingly, we very much hope to retain your support at this extremely difficult time.

Should you wish to play but don’t, due to the pausing of cash collection rounds, we have other options available, which you can discuss with our lottery administrator, John McAndrew on 07980129541 or from the club on 07904 898177.

Alternatively, you can send an email to: mcandrewj@aol.com or to: enquiries@roughyeds.co.uk

The prize fund will be increased back to previous levels as soon as latest lockdowns are released. Please watch our website and social media platforms for further announcements.

Finally, if you want more information about the lottery or you wish to discuss your membership please contact one of the numbers given above.

A huge thank-you to you all.

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