Super League clubs eyeing Challenge Cup glory
The draw for the fourth round of the Tetley’s Challenge Cup will take place at 3.45pm on Tuesday March 18 from Quay House, MediaCityUK, and will be broadcast live on BBC 5 Live Extra, BBC Radio Manchester, BBC Radio Leeds and BBC Radio Humberside.
The fourth round sees the entry of the 14 First Utility Super League clubs, who join the 18 winners of last weekend’s third round ties in a competition that will climax with the 2014 Tetley’s Challenge Cup final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday August 23.
Wigan Warriors are the current holders of Rugby League’s oldest and most prestigious knockout competition, which was first contested in 1897.
The home teams will be drawn by the Mayor of Wigan, Councillor Billy Rotherham; the away teams will be drawn by David Barker, representing sponsors Tetley’s.
The fourth round of the Tetley’s Challenge Cup will be played over the weekend of April 5-6. One tie will be broadcast live on BBC TV on Sunday April 6 with a 2.15pm kick-off.
The full 2014 Tetley’s Challenge Cup schedule is as follows:
Round 3 – weekend of March 15-16
Round 4 – weekend of April 5-6
Round 5 – Weekend of April 26-27
Quarter-finals – Weekend of June 7-8
Semi-finals – Weekend of August 9-10
Final – Saturday August 23