• February 8, 2023

Challenge Cup: Holders Leeds to take on Super League champions St Helens

The challengers of the Challenge Cup, Leeds Rhinos, compete in the third round of this year’s competition against the reigning Super League champions St. Helens.

The rhinos will begin their defense with a trip to Totally Wicked Stadium on the weekend of April 10-11.

York City Knights, one of four remaining non-Super League teams, welcomes 19-time winner Wigan Warriors.

The championship teams Swinton, Widnes and Featherstone face Warrington, Salford and Hull FC.

Two of the eight third round games will be broadcast live on the BBC on Saturday 10 April as the competition prepares for the final on July 17 at Wembley.

Monday’s third round draw was broadcast live on the BBC Sports website as Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden joined BBC Rugby League correspondent Dave Woods to find out the tie.

Huddersfield faces Super League newcomer Leigh and Giants boss Ian Watson, who is looking to reach a second consecutive Challenge Cup final after leading his former side Salford to their first Wembley final since 1969 last season .

Meanwhile, Hull KR will face Castleford Tigers and Catalans in the final two games of the round at Wakefield.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, only 13 championship teams and three League One clubs played the first two rounds of the competition.

The French team Toulouse decided not to participate. The 12 Super League clubs – including compatriots from Toulouse, Catalans – competed in the third round.

Tie in the third round of the Betfred Challenge Cup

Played on the weekend of April 10th and 11th

York City Knights versus Wigan Warriors

Swinton Lions versus Warrington Wolves

Hull Kingston Rovers versus Castleford Tigers

Catalans Dragons versus Wakefield Trinity

Featherstone Rovers versus Hull FC

St Helens versus Leeds Rhinos

Leigh Centurions versus Huddersfield Giants

Salford Red Devils versus Widnes Vikings

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