THE Betfred Challenge Cup Round 5 was made yesterday.

This is the final round before Saints and the other 11 Super League teams enter the competition to go into the hat with the four winners.

In the last two seasons Saints have drawn Championship sides at the Round 6 stage, Halifax last year and Whitehaven the year before.

Both of those away days were popular among the travelling fans.

The tie of the round is the local derby that sees Featherstone Rovers entertain fellow Championship heavyweights Wakefield Trinity.

The community game will be represented in Round 5 by York Acorn, who defeated fellow National Conference League (NCL) Premier Division outfit Wath Brow Hornets 32-28 to reach the fifth round of the competition for the first time.

Their reward is a trip to The Shay to play Halifax Panthers, who despatched reigning Southern Conference League champions Hammersmith Hills Hoists 50-4.

Two games vied for the Round 4 ‘tie of the round tag’ – and both went the way of the away teams, Widnes Vikings winning 26-12 at Bradford Bulls to earn a home tie with Rochdale Hornets’ conquerors Batley Bulldogs and Sheffield Eagles winning just as impressively at York Knights 32-16.

Sheffield Eagles will travel to Swinton Lions, who defeated local rivals, Oldham in an entertaining clash. 

The ties were drawn by the former Saints and Great Britain prop Paul Anderson, a Challenge Cup winner with both Bradford Bulls and St Helens.

Anderson said: “Rovers versus Trinity is mouthwatering. There’s lots of hype around Wakefield at the moment – and deservedly so – and Daryl will be very excited about taking his team to Featherstone. It’s the beauty of the cup.”

Betfred Challenge Cup Round 5 draw.

(Ties to take place over the weekend of 9/10 March).

Halifax Panthers v York Acorn.

Widnes Vikings v Batley Bulldogs.

Featherstone Rovers v Wakefield Trinity.

Swinton Lions v Sheffield Eagles.

BBC Sport will select one tie to be streamed live on BBC iPlayer, the BBC Sport website and app; The Sportsman will select another.

Streaming details will be announced as soon as possible.

12 Betfred Super League sides enter the competition at Round 6, with the draw for that round scheduled for Monday 11 March and the ties themselves for the weekend of 23/24 March.

The Men's 2024 Betfred Challenge Cup Final (KO 3pm) is part of a Finals Day triple-header at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 8 June, alongside the finals of the Betfred Women's Challenge Cup (KO 11.45am) and the AB Sundecks 1895 Cup (KO 5.45pm). Plus, there will be the traditional Year 7 Boys’ Champion Schools Final at 10am.

Tickets are available online now from only £15 Adults and £7.50 Under 16s, with family packages also available starting from just £18.75 for one Adult and two Under 16s.