Cup opponents Lezignan will be a challenge – Powell

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FEATHERSTONE Rovers host French domestic champions Lezignan and Castleford Tigers visit Rochdale Hornets in the Carnegie Challenge Cup fourth round.

Castleford should be far too strong for Co-operative Championship One strugglers Rochdale who have made a poor start this season, losing four Northern Rail Cup group matches and their first two league games.

Featherstone coach Daryl Powell (pictured) is looking forward to facing Lezignan.

He said: “It’s a very interesting tie. We need to have a look them because obviously we haven’t watched them play.

“They have some smart players like Nathan Wynn who played for Toulouse so it will be a challenge for us.”

Leeds have been paired with Crusaders in the only all-Super League tie.

Holders Warrington, who have not lost a Challenge Cup tie since May 2008 when they went down 40-34 in the fifth round at St Helens, will begin their defence of the trophy against Championship One club Keighley.

The full draw is:

St Helens v Sheffield Eagles, York v Hull KR, Featherstone v Lezignan, London Skolars v Widnes, Leigh v Catalan Dragons, Wigan v Barrow, Leeds v Crusaders, Batley v Huddersfield, Dewsbury v Swinton, Halifax v Bradford, Hunslet v Salford, Rochdale v Castleford, Gateshead v Harlequins, Warrington v Keighley, Hull v Oldham. Doncaster v Wakefield. Ties to be played on the weekend of May 7 and 8.