Challenge Cup First and Second Round Draws

The draw for the first and second rounds of the Challenge Cup have taken place tonight.

It had a slightly different feel to it, as no community clubs were entering the competition, as their compeitions are still suspended.

Just three League One clubs entered the fray. All have been drawn against Championship opposition.

Rangi Chase could come up against one of his former clubs as West Wales Raiders were drawn against Widnes Vikings, while Keighley Cougars and Barrow Raiders were drawn away to London Broncos and Oldham respectively.

First Round Ties (21st/22nd March)

London Broncos v Keighley Cougars

Whitehaven v Dewsbury Rams

Oldham v Barrow Raiders

West Wales Raiders v Widnes Vikings

Swinton Lions v Newcastle Thunder

Halifax Panthers v Batley Bulldogs

Sheffield Eagles v York City Knights

Featherstone Rovers v Bradford Bulls

Meanwhile, the second round draw was also made. A West Yorkshire derby is in prospect as Bradford or Featherstone will face Halifax or Batley.

There could also be a battle of the expansionists as London could host Sheffield or York.

Second Round Draw (27th/28th March)

Bradford/Featherstone v Halifax/Batley

West Wales/Widnes v Whitehaven/Dewsbury

Swinton/Newcastle v Oldham/Barrow

London/Keighley v Sheffield/York

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