Home draws for Sheffield and Doncaster

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Sheffield Eagles have a home draw against Championship One club London Skolars in the fourth round of the Challenge Cup.

Doncaster have a home tie against Hemel Stags another team from the third tier of the professional game. Eagles hope for a repeat of last season when they reached the quarter-finals.

“I’m happy with that” said coach Mark Aston. “We can’t count our chickens but it gives us confidence and more time to settle in at Owlerton.” Dewsbury who the Eagles host in the league on Sunday, face the Cup holders Wigan Warriors. “We have to focus on this weekend against Dewsbury, keep improving then we will go into the Cup with a bit of form.”

The draw sees five all Super League clashes including Huddersfield at home to St Helens. The games will be played on the weekend of 5-6 April.

Aston added: “Some big teams will be going out. I can see the RFL seeding the fourth round next season.”

Tetley’s Challenge Cup fourth round: Huddersfield v St Helens; Dewsbury v Wigan; Wakefield v Leeds; Rochdale v Leigh; Batley v Castleford; Doncaster v Hemel Stags; Keighley v Barrow; Featherstone v N. Wales Crusaders; Hull KR v Warrington; Hull FC v Salford; Bradford v Oldham; Hunslet v Workington; Catalan v London Broncos; Halifax v Widnes; Sheffield Eagles v London Skolars; Swinton v York. (To be played on the weekend of 5-6 April)