UPDATED: Doncaster RLFC drawn against Hemel Stags in Challenge Cup

Lee Waterman was heavily involved in Doncaster's cup win
Lee Waterman was heavily involved in Doncaster's cup win
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The Dons will play Championship One side Hemel Stags in the fourth round of the Challenge Cup.

Paul Cooke’s men were drawn at home against the Hertfordshire outfit, with the tie to take place on April 6.

The Stags sealed their place in the fourth round with a 38-12 win over South Wales Scorpions.

It was their first win of the campaign having drawn and lost their two league games so far this season.

The draw was not the money-spinning tie head coach Cooke was hoping for.

He admitted earlier that he would not be too concerned about a swift exit for his side as the Challenge Cup was well down on the priority list for the Dons.

“A money-spinner would be the ideal for us,” Cooke told the Star.

“We’d love a game that would really benefit the club as a whole and give us a chance to show what we’re all about against a top side.

“But if I’m honest, we could do with a few free weekends this year.

“Our squad isn’t the biggest so any time for recovery is welcomed.

“If we can’t get a big money-spinner, a lower ranked team would be best for us.

“The Challenge Cup just isn’t a priority for us.

“Our sole aim is a top eight finish and all our efforts are focused on achieving that.”

The Dons booked their place in the fourth round with a 62-12 win at the British Army on Sunday.

Fourth round draw in full: Huddersfield Giants v St Helens; Dewsbury Rams v Wigan Warriors; Wakefield Trinity Wildcats v Leeds Rhinos; Rochdale Hornets v Leigh Centurions; Batley Bulldogs v Castleford Tigers; Doncaster v Hemel Stags; Keighley Cougars v Barrow Raiders; Featherstone Rovers v North Wales Crusaders; Hull KR v Warrington Wolves; Hull FC v Salford Red Devils; Bradford Bulls v Oldham; Hunslet Hawks v Workington Town; Catalan Dragons v London Broncos; Halifax v Widnes Vikings; Sheffield Eagles v London Skolars; Swinton Lions v York City Knights.