Halifax at home to Batley Bulldogs in first round of Betfred Challenge Cup

Halifax will host Championship rivals Batley Bulldogs in the first round of the Betfred Challenge Cup.
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Should Halifax progress from the clash to be played during the weekend of March 20-21, they will travel to either Featherstone Rovers or Bradford Bulls in the second round on March 27-28.

The 12 Betfred Super League clubs enter at the third round stage on the weekend of April 11.

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The quarter-finals are scheduled for the weekend of May 8-9, and the semi-finals on June 5, leading to the final at Wembley on Saturday July 17.

First round draw: London Broncos v Keighley Cougars; Whitehaven v Dewsbury Rams; Oldham v Barrow Raiders; West Wales Raiders v Widnes Vikings; Swinton Lions v Newcastle Thunder; Halifax Panthers v Batley Bulldogs; Sheffield Eagles v York City Knights; Featherstone Rovers v Bradford Bulls.

Second round draw: Swinton Lions or Newcastle Thunder v Oldham or Barrow Raiders; Featherstone Rovers or Bradford Bulls v Halifax Panthers or Batley Bulldogs; London Broncos or Keighley Cougars v Sheffield Eagles or York City Knights; West Wales Raiders or Widnes Vikings v Whitehaven or Dewsbury Rams.