Challenge Cup: Leeds Rhinos take on Castleford Tigers but Bradford Bulls miss out on trip to Hull KR Yorkshire News

Leeds captain Luke Gale with head coach Richard Agar and Lance Todd Trophy winner Richie Myler after his team defeated Salford in the 2020 Challenge Cup Final. Image: Allan McKenzie/SWpix. com

Featherstone Rovers face a difficult journey to the 2021 league leaders and Grand Final runners-up Catalans Dragons and Championship rivals Sheffield Eagles play host to the 2016 and 2017 Cup winners , Hull F.C.

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The Huddersfield Giants were drawn by the second-tier Barrow Raiders.

But Bradford Bulls missed out on a sixth-round trip to Super League side Hull KR, after losing 20-16 at home to Leigh Centurions last night.

The teams were tied 8-8 after the first 40 minutes, but attempts from Adam Sidlow, Nene Macdonald and Ed Chamberlain five minutes from time saw Leigh, who was 16-8 behind at one point, battle to seize victory. .

The Bulls’ attempts came from Kieran Gill and Matty Dawson-Jones, Dec Patton kicked four goals.

Champion St Helens will travel to Cumbria to take on Whitehaven.

The full draw is: Catalans Dragons v Featherstone Rovers, Whitehaven v St Helens, Warrington Wolves v Wakefield Trinity, Hull KR v Leigh Centurions, Wigan Warriors v Salford Red Devils, Leeds Rhinos v Castleford Tigers, Sheffield Eagles v Hull FC, Barrow Raiders v Huddersfield Giants. Qualifiers to be played the weekend of March 26/27.

Leeds Rhinos will be without prop Matt Prior for Friday’s game at Salford Red Devils after he received a one-match penalty notice.

Prior was charged with a Grade B reckless high tackle after being sent off during last Thursday’s loss to Hull FC. Hull’s Kane Evans, who was also shown a yellow card, received a two-match ban for a similar offence.

No charges were issued following Castelford’s loss at Huddersfield when four players, the Tigers’ Jake Trueman and George Lawler, plus the Giants’ Danny Levi and Jermaine McGillvary, were eliminated.

Ellis Robson. from Toulouse, was charged with Grade B Dangerous Contact for a ‘crushing’ tackle against Wakefield Trinity and suspended for one match.

Sione Mata’utia of St Helens was handed a two match ban for a reckless high tackle.

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