The draw for the third round of the 2013 Tetley’s Challenge Cup has been completed at Iffley Road Stadium, Oxford.
TV actor Kevin Whately, who is better known to many as Inspector Lewis from the popular ITV series, drew the clubs from Pool A while Bruce Ray, the Communications Director of tournament sponsors Carlsberg UK, drew clubs from Pool B.
Host club Oxford will make their debut in the Tetley’s Challenge Cup away to 2012 Northern Rail Cup winners Halifax in one of the stand-out fixtures in the round, which will also see 2012 Championship One winners Doncaster travel to take on South Wales Scorpions.
Three other all-Championships ties will be contested during the third round, which will be played on the weekend of April 6 and 7 and sees Batley Bulldogs host Gateshead Thunder, Whitehaven take on London Skolars and Oldham travel to Hunslet Hawks.
The two other new Championship One clubs were also drawn away from home: Hemel Stags will travel to Ince Rose Bridge whilst Skirlaugh of Hull will host University of Gloucestershire All Golds.
Tetley’s Challenge Cup third round draw in full:
Featherstone Rovers v Thatto Heath Crusaders
Blackbrook v York City Knights
West Hull v North Wales Crusaders
Dewsbury Rams v Myton Warriors
Sheffield Eagles v Leigh East
South Wales Scorpions v Doncaster
Workington Town v AS Carcassonne
Halifax v Oxford
Batley Bulldogs v Gateshead Thunder
Skirlaugh v University of Gloucestershire All Golds
Ince Rose Bridge v Hemel Stags
Swinton Lions v Toulouse Olympique
Siddal v Keighley Cougars
Rochdale Hornets v Hunslet Old Boys
Leigh Centurions v East Leeds
Whitehaven v London Skolars
Hunslet Hawks v Oldham
Barrow Raiders v Leigh Miners Rangers