Challenge Cup 2017: Fifth-round draw details

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21 March 2017 6:39PM

BARROW Raiders fans will need to keep an eye out for ball number one when the draw for the fifth round of the Challenge Cup is made tomrrow morning.

The 20-0 win over Keighley Cougars last Saturday means the Raiders are one of the 12 Kingstone Press Championship and League One teams to make it through to this stage, with four Super League sides also coming in.

Barrow head coach Paul Crarey has made no secret of the fact he would like one of the big boys at home in round five, so will be hoping to be paired with one of ball numbers seven, nine, 10 or 14, which are Huddersfield Giants, Leeds Rhinos, Leigh Centurions and Salford Red Devils respectively.

Championship big guns Hull Kingston Rovers – relegated from Super League last year – are ball number eight, while Toronto Wolfpack, who upset London Broncos in round four, are number 14.

The draw will be made after 7.45am on BBC Radio Five Live's Breakfast Show on Tuesday morning, with Jason Robinson MBE and show presenter Rachel Burden conducting the draw.

The fifth round of the Challenge Cup is due to take place over the weekend of April 22 and 23.

Challenge Cup fifth-round draw ball numbers: 1. Barrow Raiders; 2. Batley Bulldogs; 3. Dewsbury Rams; 4. Doncaster; 5. Featherstone Rovers; 6. Halifax; 7. Huddersfield Giants; 8. Hull Kingston Rovers; 9. Leeds Rhinos; 10. Leigh Centurions; 11. Oldham; 12. Salford Red Devils; 13. Swinton Lions; 14. Toronto Wolfpack; 15. Whitehaven/Oxford; 16. York City Knights.

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