The Sportsman will bring you live and exclusive coverage of a huge Betfred Challenge Cup clash between Batley Bulldogs and Featherstone Rovers. This West Yorkshire derby takes place on Sunday 13th March, kicking off at 3pm.
Rovers narrowly missed out on promotion to the Betfred Super League last season and currently sit top of the Betfred Championship. Coach Brian McDermott has serious Challenge Cup pedigree, having lifted the trophy twice as a player and twice as a manager. Featherstone have won four from four in the league this year, and reached the fifth round of the Challenge Cup by beating Halifax Panthers.
While you’d have to consider them the underdogs, Batley Bulldogs have enjoyed a solid start to the season under Craig Lingard. The Gallant Youths have won two of their three Betfred Championship games this season, and enjoyed a comprehensive 66-6 victory over the Royal Navy in the fourth round of the Challenge Cup. There’s no doubt they’ll be bringing their A-game to The Sportsman with progress to the sixth round, and local bragging rights, on the line.
This is the last round before teams from the Betfred Super League will enter the fray, so there really is all to play for. Join us on Sunday 13th Match at 3pm to see every bit of the action, live and exclusive, on The Sportsman.