Challenge Cup 5th round draw: Harrison content with Eagles trip

Karl Harrison
Karl Harrison

Halifax coach Karl Harrison has said his side’s fifth round Challenge Cup trip to Sheffield is “all he could ask for”.

Fax were paired with the Championship Grand Final winners in Monday afternoon’s draw after thrashing Barrow 52-6 in Sunday’s fourth round tie.

“It’s all we’ve ever asked for; a game against a team that we can compete with,” said Harrison, whose side beat the Eagles in their league opener in February.

“As a coach and a team, we want to go out there and win games.

“It’s going to be a tough, because Sheffield are a very good team, but there is a big incentive there for both sides with a place in the quarter finals up for grabs.

“Hopefully, there will be a big pay day for the club somewhere down the line.”

The game will be played on the weekend of May 11/12.

Full draw: Catalans v York, Hull v Wakefield, Workington v Widnes, Hull KR v Wigan, London v Bradford, Huddersfield v Leeds, Warrington v Salford