Castleford and Featherstone face Championship opposition in cup

Tetley's Challenge Cup

Tetley's Challenge Cup

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Castleford Tigers and Featherstone Rovers will both face Championship opposition in the fourth round of the Tetley’s Challenge Cup.

Today’s draw has given the Tigers an away draw at Batley Bulldogs while Rovers are at home to North Wales Crusaders with the ties to be played over the weekend of April 5 and 6.

After defeats to Featherstone and Barrow in recent years Castleford will not take their tie lightly against a side coached by notorious cup fighter John Kear, but with so many all Super League clashes drawn out, including Wakefield against Leeds, they can fancy a cup run if they can get through.

Featherstone, meanwhile, will be pleased with a home draw against a Crusaders side they beat 36-6 on March 2.