Wakefield Wildcats included in Monday night’s Carnegie Challenge Cup draw

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WAKEFIELD Trinity Wildcats will be included in Monday night’s Carnegie Challenge Cup fourth round draw.

The third round ties take place this weekend and Super League clubs enter the hat for the fourth round to join the remaining Co-operative Championship and amateur teams left in the prestigious competition.

One of those amateur clubs is Sharlston Rovers, who travel to the Keepmoat Stadium on Saturday (kick-off 3pm) to take on Doncaster and look to cause a cup shock and book their place in the next round.

The draw for the fourth round will be made by Andy Gregory and Lee Crooks on Monday night at 8.50pm, live on BBC Radio 5Live and 5Live Sports Extra.

The round will take place over the weekend of April 14 and 15 with two games being screened live on the BBC.

The RFL has also today announced a new deal to allow the BBC to continue their screening of live Challenge Cup action for the next five years.

The new deal will run until 2016 and will see the BBC broadcast matches from the fourth round onwards, including the Wembley final.

RFL Chairman Richard Lewis said: “It gives me great pleasure to confirm that the Challenge Cup will remain on the BBC for the next five years.

“The Challenge Cup has a rich heritage and I am delighted that the competition’s long association with the BBC is to continue.

“The visibility and profile afforded by the sport’s presence on the BBC and the BBC iPlayer is hugely important and we look forward to working with the BBC as they showcase all the excitement and drama from the Carnegie Challenge Cup and Stobart Super League.”

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