Featherstone rewarded for Challenge Cup triumph with mouth-watering Wigan Warriors tie

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FEATHERSTONE Rovers have been rewarded for their shock Carnegie Challenge Cup derby win over Castleford Tigers with a home game against cup holders Wigan Warriors in the fifth round.

Darly Powell’s men beat their Super League neighbours 23-16 on Saturday and were a surprise entry into today’s fifth round draw.

Their game is one of the picks of the round, with Super League giants Wigan set to visit the Co-operative Championship club later this month.

Leeds Rhinos, who defeated Wakefield Trinity Wildcats at Headingley Carnegie on Friday night, will travel to Salford City Reds, but the only other all-Super League clash is between Warrington Wolves and Bradford Bulls at the Halliwell Jones Stadium.

Sheffield Eagles will make the trip to France to take on Catalans Dragons, while Leigh will host Halifax in an all-Co-operative Championship clash, Oldham will host St Helens, Swinton will visit Huddersfield Giants and Batley Bulldogs will welcome London Broncos.

The ties will take place on the weekend of April 27-29, with one game being screened live on Sky on Friday 27 and one being live on the BBC on Saturday 28.

See this week’s Wakefield Express for all the latest sports news from around the district.