BROTHERLY love will go out the window when Barrow's Singleton brothers clash in the fifth round of this year's Coral Challenge Cup on Friday, April 12.

Leeds Rhinos prop Brad and Workington Town loose forward Perry will go head-to-head at Headingley after the West Cumbrian side were handed a trip to the Super League giants and 13-time Cup winners in Monday night's draw.

The pair played at youth level together for Barrow Island, but their playing careers have taken different paths since then.

Brad pursued a career in the full-time game after being scouted by the Rhinos and has so far won two Super League titles plus the Challenge Cup in 2015, along with playing for Ireland at the 2017 World Cup.

Younger brother Perry stayed with Barrow Island and earned caps for Cumbria, England Community Lions under-18s and BARLA Great Britain under-23s before being snapped up by Workington two years ago, and the elder sibling is looking forward to them locking horns as opponents for the first time.

"He is only a year younger than me so we always played in the same team growing up," said Singleton. "The last time I played with him was in 2009 for Barrow Island in the Barrow & District final against Askam.

"Perry was always one of the better players as a kid, he just didn’t go down the professional route when he was younger.

"He decided to get a trade first and got an apprenticeship at BAE. He did tour the world with BARLA and then Workington approached him when he was 23.

"He is a tough lad on the pitch and, in my opinion, he has the potential to go all the way."

His brother is not the only familiar face Singleton will find himself up against when Leeds host the Betfred League One side, with Ulverstonian Ollie Wilkes being one of those he played alongside during his loan spell with Wakefield in 2013.

The tie comes two years after Singleton got to play hometown club Barrow Raiders in the sixth round of the competition, with Leeds winning 72-10 that day.

The 26-year-old is now relishing the chance to feature in a tie with another connection to the area and has already had plenty of people getting in touch asking for tickets.

"I have been fortunate with the Cup draws recently," said Singleton. "We played Barrow the other year, my hometown club, and now get I get the chance to play against my brother.

"My phone has been red-hot from the moment the draw was made. It will be a special occasion for the whole family."