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 (Tuesday, February 13).

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.

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 

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