Rams and Bulldogs face home Challenge Cup ties

The Ladbrokes Challenge Cup.
The Ladbrokes Challenge Cup.

Dewsbury Rams were drawn at home to Bradford Bulls, while Batley Bulldogs will entertain Whitehaven in the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup fourth round.

The draw, made on Tuesday night, saw the entry of all 12 Kingstone Press Championship sides as they joined seven League One teams and five National Conference League clubs in the pot.

The Rams were drawn in the tie of the round when they were paired with early Championship pace setters Bradford.

A Tetley’s Stadium record crowd of 4,068 watched the sides clash in the league last April and another healthy gate is expected for the cup tie.

At least one National Conference side are guaranteed to be in the hat for the next round after Featherstone Lions were drawn at home to Castleford rivals Lock Lane.

Ladbrokes Challenge Cup fourth round draw: Batley Bulldogs v Whitehaven, Hunslet Hawks v Doncaster, Sheffield Eagles v Swinton Lions, Featherstone Lions v Lock Lane, Oldham v Kells, Rochdale Hornets v Siddal, Pilkington Recs v Halifax, Dewsbury Rams v Bradford Bulls, Leigh Centurions v Workington Town, York City Knights v Keighley Cougars, London Broncos v Featherstone Rovers, Toulouse Olympique XIII v University of Gloucestershire All Golds.

Ties will be played over the weekend of March 19 and 20.