Peacock and Pryce to make Cup draw

FORMER England internationals Jamie Peacock MBE and Leon Pryce will conduct the draw for the fourth round of the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup at Provident Stadium, Bradford on Tuesday night between 6.30pm and 6.45pm.

Peacock, a member of the victorious Leeds Rhinos team that lifted the trophy at Wembley Stadium last August, and Hull FC halfback Pryce both have strong links with Odsal, having spent their formative years with Bradford Bulls.

The draw sees the entry into the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup of Bradford and the eleven other Kingstone Press Championship clubs, who will join the 12 winners of the weekend’s third round ties.

Those teams include three amateur clubs – Featherstone Lions, Normanton Knights and Leigh Miners – while they will also be joined by nine League 1 clubs, although that won’t include Coventry Bears, who played their first Challenge Cup game as a semi-professional club, when they travelled to Oldham on Sunday, but were unable to prevent the Roughyeds from registering a 46-6 victory.

The draw will be streamed live on the official Ladbrokes Challenge Cup website, and selected BBC local radio stations, and will form part of a public event celebrating the competition and the entry of the Championship clubs in front of an audience of Bulls supporters.

Ladbrokes Challenge Cup third round results

Sunday matches
Barrow Raiders 38 Keighley Cougars 32
South Wales Scorpions 4 York City Knights 20
Hemel Stags 10 Oxford 22
North Wales Crusaders 60 Widnes West Bank 12
Gloucestershire All Golds 66 Skirlaugh 4
Oldham 46 Coventry Bears 6

Saturday matches
Elland 14 Featherstone Lions 26
Kells 12 Rochdale Hornets 29
Leigh Miners 32 West Hull 28
London Skolars 4 Swinton Lions 86
Oulton Raiders 8 Normanton Knights 34
Wath Brow Hornets 4 Newcastle Thunder 26

Full match reports will feature in the new edition of League Express, in the shops tomorrow and online tonight from 10.00pm.