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Cup derby for Keighley Cougars at Siddal
The Cougars have been drawn at Halifax amateur side Siddal in the third round of the Tetley’s Challenge Cup.
Paul March’s side have endured a dismal start to their Kingstone Press Championship campaign, losing their opening six games.
They will hope for some much-needed respite in the cup as they seek to avoid an embarrassing exit in what promises to be a mouth-watering derby.
Former winners Halifax were handed a home draw against cup new boys Oxford.
Former Leigh and Oldham boss Tony Benson is coach of Oxford, who are one of three additions to Kingstone Press Championship One this year.
The other newcomers – Hemel Stags and University of Gloucestershire – have both been paired with amateur opposition in Ince Road Bridge and Skirlaugh respectively.
Full draw: Featherstone Rovers v Thatto Heath, Blackbrook v York City Knights, West Hull v Crusaders, Dewsbury v Myton Warriors, Sheffield Eagles v Leigh East, South Wales Scorpions v Doncaster, Workington v Carcassonne, Halifax v Oxford, Batley v Gateshead Thunder, Skirlaugh v University of Gloucestershire All Golds, Ince Road Bridge v Hemel Stags, Swinton v Toulouse, Siddal v Keighley, Rochdale v Hunslet Old Boys, Leigh Centurions v East Leed,s Whitehaven v London Skolars, Hunslet Hawks v Oldham, Barrow v Leigh Miners.
All third-round ties will be played on the weekend of April 6-7, with the fourth-round draw provisionally scheduled for the week beginning April 8.