London calling on Haydock’s cup journey

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Haydock will be heading for the capital! The Yickers have been drawn away to London-based Wests Warriors in the third round of the 2017 Ladbrokes Challenge Cup - a fascinating north v south battle.

If they overcome a tough second round match at West Hull, which was postponed last weekend, neighbours Thatto Heath Crusaders will entertain Kingstone Press League 1 outfit Whitehaven.

Full draw: West Hull/Thatto Heath Crusaders v Whitehaven, Hemel Stags v London Skolars, Fryston Warriors v Keighley Cougars, University of Gloucestershire All Golds v North Wales Crusaders, Newcastle Thunder v Workington Town, Doncaster v Myton Warriors, Siddal v Toronto Wolfpack, Barrow Raiders v Rochdale Mayfield,York City Knights v Egremont Rangers, South Wales Ironmen v Oxford, Hunslet v Coventry Bears, Wests Warriors v Haydock.

Ties will be played on the weekend of February 25-26 and one will be broadcast live on the BBC website.

Tickets for the 2017 Ladbrokes Challenge Cup final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday, August 26 can be purchased by calling the Rugby League Ticket Office on 0844 856 1113 or by visiting