1895 Cup Second Round – dates and Our League coverage

The Our League cameras will head for Cumbria for the first time this season when Barrow’s 1895 Cup Second-Round tie against Bradford Bulls is shown live through the RFL’s mobile web and app on Wednesday June 5.

Five of the eight Second-Round ties will be played on Sunday June 2, as there are no Betfred Championship or League One fixtures scheduled for the weekend because of the Coral Challenge Cup quarter finals.

But that option was not open to Bradford or Halifax, as a result of their success in reaching the Challenge Cup quarter finals – in which they will face each other at Odsal in a tie that has been selected for live coverage by the BBC.

As a result, they will both play their 1895 Cup Second Round ties the following Wednesday – with Halifax drawn at home to Sheffield Eagles, and the Bulls away to the Raiders.

It will be Bradford’s first trip to Barrow since a 1994 Challenge Cup tie, when they were known as Bradford Northern and won 54-30 – going on to the quarter finals before losing to Leeds.

In addition, Widnes Vikings will play their home tie against Featherstone Rovers on Wednesday June 5.

The 16 clubs still in the RFL’s new competition are only three wins from Wembley, with the first 1895 Cup Final to be played after the Coral Challenge Cup Final on Saturday August 24.

The draw for the quarter finals will be held on the BBC Radio Leeds breakfast show at 8.20am on Friday June 7. 1895 Cup.

Second Round Sunday June 2 (all matches 3pm kick-off): Batley Bulldogs v Rochdale Hornets, Dewsbury Rams v Swinton Lions, Leigh Centurions v Workington Town, Oldham v Doncaster, York City Knights v Newcastle Thunder.

Wednesday June 5 (kick-off times tbc): Barrow Raiders v Bradford Bulls (Our League), Halifax v Sheffield Eagles, Widnes Vikings v Featherstone Rovers.



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