Siddal get toughest of Challenge Cup tests against Toronto

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Halifax amateurs Siddal have been dealt the trickiest card in the third round of the Challenge Cup after being paired with League 1 newcomers Toronto Wolfpack.

The big spending Canadians, who are widely expected to blitz League 1 on their way to a place in the Championship in 2018, will become the first transatlantic side to take part in the competition when they play Gareth Greenwood’s side on the weekend of February 25 and 26.

The Wolfpack have a side packed with star names and have strong Halifax connections in their backroom set up; their coach, Paul Rowley, played for Fax, while football manager Brian Noble fulfilled a similar role at the Shay.

Full draw: West Hull/Thatto Heath v Whitehaven, Hemel Stags v London Skolars, Fryston Warriors v Keighley Cougars, University of Gloucestershire All Golds v North Wales Crusaders, Newcastle Thunder v Workington Town, Doncaster v Myton Warriors, Siddal v Toronto Wolfpack, Barrow Raiders v Rochdale Mayfield, York City Knights v Egremont Rangers, South Wales Ironmen v Oxford, Hunslet v Coventry Bears, Wests Warriors v Haydock.