Challenge Cup: St Helens put Whitehaven level in Challenge Cup sixth round | Rugby League News

Whitehaven – one of five Championship clubs in the Challenge Cup last 16 – will have the home advantage against Kristian Woolf’s Super League champions St Helens; Castleford, the 2021 runners-up, will face a derby with Leeds at Headingley

Last update: 03/14/22 7:41 p.m.

St Helens travel to Championship side Whitehaven on the weekend of March 25-27

St Helens will begin their Betfred Challenge Cup defense with a sixth-round draw against Championship side Whitehaven.

The Cumbrians, one of five Championship clubs in the last 16, will have the home advantage against Super League champions Kristian Woolf, who currently sit top of the table after winning their opening five league games.

Whitehaven have lost three of their first five league games but picked up a notable win over York in Sunday’s fifth-round tie at the Recreation Ground.

Castleford, the 2021 runners-up, face a derby with Leeds at Headingley and there are two more Super League fixtures, with Wigan hosting Salford and Wakefield going to Wembley 2019 winners Warrington.

The Catalan Dragons, who lifted the trophy in 2018, were drawn at home by Championship leaders Featherstone, who are coached by former Leeds boss Brian McDermott.

Hull KR, Hull FC and Huddersfield also face Championship opposition.

Round Six – March 25-27

  • Catalans Dragons vs. Featherstone
  • Whitehaven v St Helens
  • Warrington v Wakefield
  • Hull KR v Bradford or Leigh
  • Wigan v Salford
  • Leeds v Castleford
  • Sheffield Eagles v Hull FC
  • Barrow v Huddersfield

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