THE Challenge Cup Third Round has been done and dusted and what a weekend for the competition!
The action began on Saturday with one tie in particular sticking out as Orrell St James took League One side Midlands Hurricanes all the way in a feisty affair. Orrell actually led 12-4 at half-time, but Midlands ran out 19-12 winners with both sides being down to 10 men at one stage.
Thatto Heath Crusaders also took League One side North Wales Crusaders to the wire today, going down 18-10 in the battle of the ‘Crusaders.’
Elsewhere today, Featherstone Rovers were beaten for the first time in 2023 as Halifax Panthers overcame their West Yorkshire rivals in a hard-fought 22-18 victory.
Saturday 11 March
Westgate Common ARLFC 12-15 Hunslet ARLFC
Leigh Miners Rangers 10-38 Rochdale Mayfield
Orrell St. James 12-19 Midlands Hurricanes
London Broncos 32-10 Whitehaven
Wests Warriors 4-80 Widnes Vikings
Sunday 12 March
Thatto Heath Crusaders 10-18 North Wales Crusaders
Stanningley 16-58 Newcastle Thunder
Batley Bulldogs 60-0 Wath Brow Hornets
Dewsbury Rams 38-18 Rochdale Hornets
Featherstone Rovers 18-22 Halifax Panthers
Siddal ARLFC 12-34 Sheffield Eagles
Barrow Raiders 32-14 Swinton Lions
Bradford Bulls 62-6 York Acorn RLC
Doncaster 24-20 Workington Town
Hunslet 14-16 Keighley Cougars
York Knights 52-12 West Bowling ARLFC