Catalans Dragons face journey for ‘last 16’ tie in redrawn Challenge Cup

CATALANS were handed another trip to England as the Challenge Cup finally got back on the rugby league agenda.

The last 16 was plunged into chaos when six teams – including Toronto Wolfpack – withdrew from the tournament.

Toronto Wolfpack, who had defeated Huddersfield in the last round, withdrew from the rest of the 2020 season

That meant a redraw, with an effective preliminary round ahead of the quarter finals.

And Steve McNamara’s men, who won the trophy in 2018, must fly to face Wakefield in one of those matches.

Castleford will face Hull FC in the other tie, which will form a double header at Huddersfield on August 22.

In the last eight, holders Warrington were paired with Super League champions St Helens in the clash of the round.

2018 winners Catalans Dragons face Wakefield in what should have been the last 16 of the Challenge Cup
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Leeds face Hull KR in the other confirmed game while Wigan face the winners of Castleford v Hull FC.

Salford take on whoever triumphs in Catalans v Wakefield.

The quarter finals will take place on the weekend of September 18-20 with the semi-finals on September 3 and the final, provisionally booked for Wembley, on September 17.

 

CHALLENGE CUP DRAW

 

ROUND SIX: Castleford v Hull FC and Catalans Dragons v Wakefield

QUARTER FINALS: Warrington v St Helens, Leeds v Hull KR, Castleford/Hull FC v Wigan and Catalans/Wakefield v Salford

 

 

 

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