The Third Round draw for this season’s Tetley’s Challenge Cup took place this evening in Cheltenham at the University of Gloucestershire.
The Keighley Cougars were drawn to take on Wath Brow Hornets at Cougar Park on Sunday 16th March with Kick Off time and prices to be confirmed at a later date.
The late withdrawal of French participants Pia Donkeys and Toulouse Olympique from the competition, meant prior to the main draw two miniature draws took place. The first was to determine the seeding and unseeding of the Championship outfits, the second was to determine which two Championship clubs would recieve byes to the Fourth Round as a result of the French withdrawal.
Pot A Sides: Barrow Raiders, Batley Bulldogs, Dewsbury Rams, Doncaster RL, Halifax RL, Hemel Stags, Hunslet Hawks, Keighley Cougars, Leigh Centurions, North Wales Crusaders, Oldham Roughyeds, Rochdale Hornets, Sheffield Eagles, Swinton Lions, Whitehaven, Workington Town
Pot B Sides: British Army, East Leeds, Egremont Rangers, Gateshead Thunder, Gloucestershire All Golds, Hull Dockers, Kells, Milford Marlins, Normanton Knights, Oxford RL, Pilkington Recs, South Wales Scorpions, Wath Brow Hornets, West Hull, Wigan St Patricks, York City Knights
The two Championship outfits that drawn at random to recieve byes through to the Fourth Round were Featherstone Rovers & London Skolars.
The main draw followed and the draw produced a number of mouthwatering ties for amateur outfits, which were as follows:
Batley Bulldogs v Kells
British Army v Doncaster RL
Dewsbury Rams v West Hull
Egremont Rangers v Oldham Roughyeds
Hull Dockers v Halifax RL
Hunslet Hawks v Oxford RL
Keighley Cougars v Wath Brow Hornets
Milford Marlins v Barrow Raiders
Normanton Knights v Workington Town
North Wales Crusaders v Pilkington Recs
Rochdale Hornets v Gloucestershire All Golds
Sheffield Eagles v East Leeds
South Wales Scorpions v Hemel Stags
Swinton Lions v Gateshead Thunder
Wigan St Patricks v Leigh Centurions
York City Knights v Whitehaven