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Round Five Draw

Hull Kingston Rovers and the Rugby Football League will mark the 40th anniversary of one of the most famous Wembley finals when the Fifth Round draw of the Coral Challenge Cup is held at Hull College Craven Park tonight (Monday 24 February).

Rovers won the Challenge Cup for the first and only time in their history in 1980, beating their fierce local rivals Hull FC 10-5 in a final now etched in the city’s folklore, with the majority of the 95,000 crowd having travelled from East Yorkshire to take over Wembley Way.

Mike Smith, the Hull KR Chief Executive who was elected late last year to serve as the RFL’s Vice President from July, said: “It’s a special year for the club as we mark the 40th anniversary of that famous 1980 Wembley final, and we’re delighted to kick that off by hosting the Fifth Round draw at Hull College Craven Park.

“Our 2020 home shirt is a nod to the strip worn by the club’s Wembley heroes, and we’ve got a number of celebrations planned around our televised home Super League game against Warrington on April 30, with a commemorative dinner and a range of merchandise.

“It’s a pleasure and a privilege for us to host the Fifth Round draw as we enter the 2020 competition, and we look forward to welcoming the BBC team and a number of other special guests to Hull College Craven Park this evening.”

Rovers are one four Super League clubs joining the competition at this stage, along with Huddersfield Giants, Toronto Wolfpack and Wakefield Trinity. They join the winners of the 11 Fourth Round ties played at the weekend, plus Whitehaven and Dewsbury Rams, whose tie was postponed with a rearranged date to be confirmed as soon as possible. Hull FC will enter at the Sixth Round stage, along with cup holders Warrington Wolves and the rest of 2019’s top eight Super League sides.

Tonight’s draw will be streamed live on BBC Sport and Our League at 6.30pm. Joining the BBC’s Dave Woods to draw the teams out of the hat will be one of the members of Hull KR’s famous 1980 cup-winning side, the former Great Britain hooker and pack enforcer David Watkinson. Alongside David will be exiled Torontonian and Rugby League ‘superfan’ Sandy Shipley, as Toronto Wolfpack enter the competition for the first time since 2017.

Tonight’s ball numbers

  1. Bradford Bulls
  2. Featherstone Rovers
  3. Huddersfield Giants
  4. Hull Kingston Rovers
  5. Hunslet 6. Leigh Centurions
  6. Newcastle Thunder
  7. Rochdale Hornets
  8. Sheffield Eagles
  9. Swinton Lions
  10. Toronto Wolfpack
  11. Wakefield Trinity
  12. Whitehaven or Dewsbury Rams
  13. Widnes Vikings
  14. Workington Town
  15. York City Knights

Fifth Round ties will be played on the weekend of 14/15 March. As in the previous two rounds, one tie will be selected for live streaming by BBC Sport, and another by the RFL’s Our League app.

2020 Coral Challenge Cup schedule

14/15 March: Fifth Round (12 Fourth Round winners, plus four Betfred Super League clubs – Huddersfield Giants, Hull KR, Toronto Wolfpack, Wakefield Trinity)

4/5 April: Sixth Round (8 Fifth Round winners, plus the remaining 8 Betfred Super League clubs)
9/10 May: Quarter Finals

6 June: Semi Finals

Saturday July 18: Final – Wembley Stadium


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AS lockdown restrictions start to ease, now is the time for everyone connected with Oldham RLFC to do all they can to help with getting income from our Club Cash lottery back to where it was before the pandemic started to bite.

This is vital for the club and its finances which, as you all know, have taken a massive hit in the past 12 months.

Collectors will be returning to door-to-door visits in the next few weeks and we hope people who suspended payments will pick up where they left off as we strive and work hard to get back to where we were before the pandemic caused us to lose 50 per cent of our lottery income.

Many of our regular punters, who would normally pay a collector, have answered our calls for help by finding other ways to pay and to retain their chances of winning prizes.

To those people we are very grateful and we would like to take this opportunity to thank them once again for their loyal and continued support.

The lottery, of course, is potentially one of our biggest fund-raisers and for as little as £1 a week — more if you wish — you can help the club immensely and at the same time have chances to win £1,000, £100, £50, £25 or one of ten consolation prizes of £10.

That’s the present prize structure. There’s every chance it will be increased once we are out of lockdown, door-to-door collections start again and we get back to some sort of normality.

In the meantime you can join, or start up again, by contacting the club on 07904 898177 or by email to: enquiries@roughyeds.co.uk

For more information about the lottery, and for the “great opportunities” provided by our partnership with the National Youth and Community Development Association (NYCDA) go our Club Cash page.

There, you will find all the results and a detailed statement about getting back to normal with the help of our not-for-profit partners.

All proceeds from the partnership will continue to support the club and help us to meet the aims of our Club Cash activities, particularly in its aims and objectives to be an active stakeholder in the local community.

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