The draw for the third round of the 2014 Tetley’s Challenge Cup took place at the University of Gloucestershire’s Park Campus in Cheltenham last night when the 23 Kingstone Press Championships clubs entered the competition for the first time.

The Championships clubs joined the 11 winners from the second round ties in draw conducted by Maxine Melling, the Pro Vice Chancellor at the University of Gloucestershire, and Kevan Blackadder, the Editor of the Gloucestershire Echo.State of Mind 363

The draw in full was as follows:

Milford Marlins v Barrow Raiders

Rochdale Hornets v University of Gloucestershire All Golds

Keighley Cougars v Wath Brow Hornets

Dewsbury Rams v West Hull

Sheffield Eagles v East Leeds

British Army v Doncaster

Hull Dockers v Halifax

Batley Bulldogs v Kells

South Wales Scorpions v Hemel Stags

Normanton Knights v Workington Town

York City Knights v Whitehaven

Swinton Lions v Gateshead Thunder

Egremont Rangers v Oldham

Hunslet Hawks v Oxford

North Wales Crusaders v Pilkington Recs

Wigan St Patrick’s v Leigh Centurions

The third round ties will be played over the weekend of March 15 and 16.

Two Championships clubs, Featherstone Rovers and London Skolars were given a bye into the fourth round in a random draw held earlier in the day.