Bulldogs host Catalans Dragons in Challenge Cup

The Ladbrokes Challenge Cup at Batley Bulldogs last Saturday.
The Ladbrokes Challenge Cup at Batley Bulldogs last Saturday.

Batley Bulldogs have been drawn at home to Super League side Catalans Dragons in the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup sixth round.

Catalans are level on 16 points at the top of Super League having won their last six matches.

John Kear’s side booked their place in the last 16 with an impressive win over Featherstone Rovers last Saturday and will relish the chance to come up against one of the top sides in Super League.

Holders Leeds Rhinos travel to Super League’s bottom side Huddersfield, while Dewsbury Rams have been paired at home to 19-time winners Wigan.

The draw took place on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme this morning (Thursday) when the top eight sides from last season’s Super League entered the competition.

The ties will be played on the weekend of May 6-8 with two matches to be televised by BBC Sport.

Sixth-round draw

Castleford v Salford

Oldham v Warrington

Dewsbury v Wigan

Batley v Catalans

Halifax v Widnes

St Helens v Hull FC

Huddersfield v Leeds

Wakefield v Toulouse