Rovers and Army meet yet again

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FEATHERSTONE Rovers will host the Army in the Carnegie Challenge Cup third round for the second time in three seasons.

Rovers trounced the Army 94-2 at the same stage of the competition in 2009.

They will meet again at Bigfellas Stadium on the weekend of March 4-5.

Castleford Lock Lane, who qualified for the competition’s professional stage for the 15th time in their history, have landed a plum tie at Halifax.

Fryston will visit Batley Bulldogs if they beat Dudley Hill in this Saturday’s delayed second round tie.

French champions Lezignan will go to Whitehaven while Halifax amateurs Siddal, who knocked out Doncaster a year ago, have been handed a home game against one-time Cup kings Widnes.

Siddal’s 26-0 win over Doncaster at the Keepmoat Stadium last March represented the biggest-ever victory margin for an amateur club over professional opposition.

The 14 Super League clubs enter at the fourth-round stage on the weekend of May 7 and 8.

The third-round draw is Siddal v Widnes, Milford Marlins v Gateshead, London Skolars v Egremont, Oldham v Hunslet Warriors, Batley v Fryston or Bradford Dudley Hill, Sheffield Eagles v Leeds Met University, Whitehaven v Lezignan, Hunslet Hawks v Warrington Wizards, Rochdale v Workington, Featherstone Rovers v Army, Doncaster v Thatto Heath Crusaders, Northumbria University v York, South Wales v Dewsbury, Barrrow v Leigh Miners, Keighley v Toulouse, Leigh Centurions v Hull Dockers, Swinton v East Hull, Halifax v Castleford Lock Lane.