KEIGHLEY Cougars welcome Newcastle Thunder while West Bowling have been drawn away to Workington Town in the third round of the Challenge Cup.

The visit of Newcastle to Keighley is one of the toughest tests Cougars could have faced at this stage of the competition.

Thunder missed out on promotion in the League One play-offs last season and are among the favourites again this campaign.

However, Rhys Lovegrove's Keighley side promise to be a tougher proposition themselves this year following some exciting recruits.

Meanwhile, Bradford amateur side Bowling overcame Sherwood Wolf Hunt 38-6 at the weekend to reach this stage for the second consecutive season.

The game at the Nottinghamshire club - which saw Richard Lumb and Daniel Gregory each score two tries for Wests - was live-streamed by the RFL.

The trip to Cumbria to face Workington, who finished sixth in League One last season, will be tricky for Ryan Hunkin's men.

But they have experience of taking on opposition from that division, having lost 56-10 to Hunslet at South Leeds Stadium last year.

Matches will be played on the weekend of February 8-9.

Third round draw: Workington v West Bowling, British Army v Ince Rose Bridge, Leigh Miners Rangers v Bentley, Rochdale Mayfield v North Wales Crusaders, Thornhill Trojans v Doncaster, Siddal v West Hull, Barrow v London Skolars, Hunslet v Coventry, Keighley Cougars v Newcastle Thunder, Rochdale Hornets v York Acorn, West Wales Raiders v Underbank Rangers.