The draws for Rounds 3 and 4 of the Betfred Challenge Cup will be streamed on BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website and app live from the DCBL Stadium, home of Widnes Vikings, on Monday 29 January, 6.30pm.
40 years on from Widnes’s 19-6 victory over Wigan at Wembley Stadium in 1984, host Tanya Arnold will be joined by three veterans of that triumph: David Hulme; Mike O’Neill; and Lance Todd Trophy winner Joe Lydon. The Vikings are also holding a Q&A with two-try hero Lydon following the conclusion of the draws, with tickets available via the club website.
Widnes Vikings are one of 22 semi-professional clubs from the Betfred Championship and League One entering the competition at Round 3. Those clubs will join the 10 winners of this weekend’s Round 2 ties in the hat for Round 3, with the 16 ties taking place over the weekend of 10/11 February.