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    Default Challenge Cup draw

    Leeds for us in the 3rd round.

    Full draw:
    York v Wigan
    Swinton v Warrington
    Hull KR v Cas
    Catalans v Wakefield
    Featherstone v Hull FC
    Saints v Leeds
    Leigh v Huddersfield
    Salford v Widnes

    Ties to be played 10th and 11th April.
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    Super League champions against the Challenge Cup holders. Not a bad tie for the BBC!

    Will definitely be on BBC, probably the 2.30 KO on BBC one I'd imagine.

    Shame there's no fans but nice to have a big game so early, something to look forward to!

    Could be a tough game but they'll be a lot more disappointed with this draw than us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blobbynator View Post
    Leeds for us in the 3rd round.

    Full draw:
    York v Wigan
    Swinton v Warrington
    Hull KR v Cas
    Catalans v Wakefield
    Featherstone v Hull FC
    Saints v Leeds
    Leigh v Huddersfield
    Salford v Widnes

    Ties to be played 10th and 11th April.

    Another CC win is well overdue; we should have more than enough to see off Leeds, but we do have a bit of a habit of cocking up. Presume our tie will be on the BBC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blobbynator View Post
    Leeds for us in the 3rd round.

    Full draw:
    York v Wigan
    Swinton v Warrington
    Hull KR v Cas
    Catalans v Wakefield
    Featherstone v Hull FC
    Saints v Leeds
    Leigh v Huddersfield
    Salford v Widnes

    Ties to be played 10th and 11th April.
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    Not too bothered who we play to be honest, I,m pretty sure the players will have the Challenge Cup on their mind in way its long overdue.

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    Interestingly Saints haven't confirmed the venue yet.

    I was told yesterday the TV games will be a double header at a neutral venue so our home draw could well be neutral yet.
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    I’d rather a third straight Grand Final given the choice but I do really want a cup win, too. That final in 2019 was so disappointing.

    Good tie though, there’s no one I really fear but one off games are tough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blobbynator View Post
    Interestingly Saints haven't confirmed the venue yet.

    I was told yesterday the TV games will be a double header at a neutral venue so our home draw could well be neutral yet.
    I wonder if theyíll play it at York? New ground, York v Wigan etc, Donít know if itís Covid secure though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saintgeorge View Post
    I wonder if theyíll play it at York? New ground, York v Wigan etc, Donít know if itís Covid secure though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by saintgeorge View Post
    I wonder if they’ll play it at York? New ground, York v Wigan etc, Don’t know if it’s Covid secure though.
    The usual Covid grounds are Hull, Leeds, Saints and Warrington. There is only Saints that have a home draw so you would think the games are at our stadium. But this is the RFL so the games will probably played at Leeds to give Leeds an adsvantage.

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    What about Salford? We played Warrington there last season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by STIDDY View Post
    The usual Covid grounds are Hull, Leeds, Saints and Warrington. There is only Saints that have a home draw so you would think the games are at our stadium. But this is the RFL so the games will probably played at Leeds to give Leeds an adsvantage.
    Widnes played at home yesterday, as did Featherstone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blobbynator View Post
    Interestingly Saints haven't confirmed the venue yet.

    I was told yesterday the TV games will be a double header at a neutral venue so our home draw could well be neutral yet.
    It's almost guaranteed to be at Headingly, along with the York v Wigan game.

    If it's when fans are allowed, I'd have preferred York, gives them some exposure and lets them show off their new pad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saddened! View Post
    It's almost guaranteed to be at Headingly, along with the York v Wigan game.

    I don't think even the RFL would force a team drawn at home to play the tie at the away team's ground.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CHANNEL22 View Post
    Widnes played at home yesterday, as did Featherstone.
    Didn't realise that, so on that basis all teams drawn with at home tie will play at their own grounds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by STIDDY View Post
    Didn't realise that, so on that basis all teams drawn with at home tie will play at their own grounds.
    I think itís do with running costs. I think the agreement with the BBC is that both games should be on the same ground. The non-televised games will be at the normal venues. A bit like the Sky agreement after the next round.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saintgeorge View Post
    I think it’s do with running costs. I think the agreement with the BBC is that both games should be on the same ground. The non-televised games will be at the normal venues. A bit like the Sky agreement after the next round.

    With our stadium being a Covid vaccination centre, can games still be played there as the vaccinations are taking place?
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    Well they are this weekend.

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    If it’s to be at a neutral venue, it can’t be at our place or Headingley. I can see a double header at York along with the Wigan game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos Cervezas View Post
    If it’s to be at a neutral venue, it can’t be at our place or Headingley. I can see a double header at York along with the Wigan game.
    Not that it make as much difference with no crowds, but why should getting picked for TV mean you lose the home advantage the draw gave you? I can understand if the home team couldn't stage a double-header and/or isn't Covid-secure, but why couldn't the double-header be staged at Saints?
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    Quote Originally Posted by saintgeorge View Post
    Well they are this weekend.
    Yeah, good point. Hadn't checked that
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    Quote Originally Posted by Houghwood Saint View Post
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    I'd quite like it to be like their last cup tie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Webbo Again View Post
    Not that it make as much difference with no crowds, but why should getting picked for TV mean you lose the home advantage the draw gave you? I can understand if the home team couldn't stage a double-header and/or isn't Covid-secure, but why couldn't the double-header be staged at Saints?
    I’m thinking more of the other game, if I’m honest. I can’t imagine say York or Featherstone would be too keen to lose home advantage to suit the TV, while the home team in the other game gets its. Not that fairness ever seems to be a consideration.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Angry Dave View Post
    I'd quite like it to be like their last cup tie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos Cervezas View Post
    Iím thinking more of the other game, if Iím honest. I canít imagine say York or Featherstone would be too keen to lose home advantage to suit the TV, while the home team in the other game gets its. Not that fairness ever seems to be a consideration.
    At the end of the day, we can't complain about home advantage too much. We are at home for an away game next week and we managed to play half of our lockdown games at home whereas the likes of Wigan weren't allowed a single further home game in the weekly rounds.

    In reality, though, it counts for little at the moment. It doesn't bother me where we play it, although it would grate somewhat if Headingley was chosen when our own stadium has been one of the designated venues since August.

    I have to say, the Cup is my priority this year. We've won two Grand Finals on the spin and my personal need for a third has now been eclipsed by the need to win the Cup after 13 long years. It's far too long for a club of our stature and a monkey that we need to get off our backs.
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