Thatto Heath v Dewsbury Rams selected for BBC Sport

The BBC Sport cameras will focus on the only amateur team remaining in the Coral Challenge Cup Fifth Round when Thatto Heath Crusaders take on Dewsbury Rams on Sunday, April 14 (KO 3.00pm).

The National Conference League Premier Division side have played in all Rounds of this year’s competition, defeating Stanningley, Leigh Miners Rangers and Rochdale Mayfield – a game which was also featured on BBC Sport.

Capturing the magic of the Coral Challenge Cup, in the last round Thatto Heath produced the shock victory of the competition so far as they defeated League 1’s North Wales Crusaders to reach the Fifth Round, a feat not achieved by an amateur club since 2016 when Lock Lane progressed to the same position.

Dewsbury Rams, their opponents in Round Five, are no strangers to Challenge Cup victories lifting the famous trophy twice in 1912 and 1943. In Round Four they secured a 32-6 win against NCL side West Hull to progress.

From Round One to Round Three over 70,000 viewers have tuned in to BBC Sport’s live streams so far in 2019. From Round Six onwards BBC will screen matches on BBC1 and BBC2.

Coral Challenge Cup Fifth Round fixtures in full:

Thursday, April 11

Hull Kingston Rovers v Leigh Centurions (KO 7.30pm)
Halifax RLFC v London Broncos (KO 7.30pm)

Friday, April 12

Leeds Rhinos v Workington Town (7.45pm)
Salford Red Devils v Rochdale Hornets (7.45pm)

Saturday, April 13

Widnes Vikings v York City Knights (7.30pm)

Sunday, April 14

Bradford Bulls v Featherstone Rovers (3.00pm)
Doncaster RLFC v Batley Bulldogs (3.00pm)
Thatto Heath Crusaders v Dewsbury Rams (3.00pm)

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