The Ladbrokes Challenge Cup sixth round draw took place this morning live on BBC Radio 2’s Chris Evans Breakfast show in London (Wednesday, April 25).
Conducting the draw was host of the show and Rugby League supporter Chris Evans, who selected the home balls. Away teams were drawn by sports presenter Vassos Alexander.
Two times Challenge Cup winner and Warrington Wolves winger Josh Charnley and Leeds Rhinos’ veteran forward Jamie Jones-Buchanan, who lifted the trophy in 2014, were guests in the studio providing reaction to the draw.
Current Ladbrokes Challenge Cup holders Hull FC were drawn away against Betfred Championship side Featherstone Rovers, while Warrington Wolves will face Toronto Wolfpack at the Halliwell Jones Stadium.
The only Betfred League 1 side remaining in the competition will travel to France to face Catalans Dragons.
All ties will be played over the weekend of May 12-13.
Over 25,000 viewers tuned in last Sunday to watch Betfred League 1 side York City Knights battle against Betfred Super League’s Catalans Dragons. Two sixth round games will be shown live on BBC One and BBC Two, Sky Sports will also select two fixtures, these will be announced in due course.
2018 Ladbrokes Challenge Cup sixth round draw in full is as follows:
- Hull Kingston Rovers v Wigan Warriors
- Castleford Tigers v St Helens
- Toronto Wolfpack v Warrington Wolves*
- Leigh Centurions v Salford Red Devils
- Featherstone Rovers v Hull FC
- Catalans Dragons v Whitehaven RLFC
- Widnes Vikings v Leeds Rhinos
- Huddersfield Giants v Wakefield Trinity
*Toronto Wolfpack’s fixture will be reversed in this year’s competition. They will play at Warrington Wolves’ home ground the Halliwell Jones Stadium