Betfred Challenge Cup Fifth Round – BBC iPlayer date for Panthers and Bulls
The mouth-watering Betfred Challenge Cup Fifth Round tie between Halifax Panthers and Bradford Bulls will be streamed live on BBC iPlayer at 7pm on Saturday 22 April.
In 2019 Halifax became the first Championship side in 13 years to reach the last four of the Challenge Cup when they defeated Bradford 20-16 in the quarter-finals. Halifax twice came from behind during a titanic battle at Odsal and another hard-fought encounter is expected on 22 April.
Before then, the two go head-to-head at the Shay on Easter Monday in a Betfred Championship match that will be broadcast live on Viaplay from 7.45pm. The Panthers and the Bulls currently lie fifth and sixth respectively in the league table, with almost identical records.
Dates and kick off times for all Betfred Challenge Cup Fifth Round ties can be confirmed as follows.
York Knights v Newcastle Thunder – Friday 21 April, 7.30pm
Halifax Panthers v Bradford Bulls – Saturday 22 April, 7pm
Batley Bulldogs v Keighley Cougars – Sunday 23 April, 3pm
London Broncos v Dewsbury Rams – Sunday 23 April, 3pm
Seven Betfred Championship are in the draw, with Dewsbury Rams flying the flag for League One when they take on London Broncos in the capital on Sunday.
Streaming arrangements for The Sportsman will be announced next week.
Betfred Super League sides enter the competition at Round Six (19-21 May). The draw will be broadcast live on the BBC News Channel’s Sportsday programme on Monday 24 April, 6.30pm.
Tickets for the 2023 Men’s and Women’s Challenge Cup finals at Wembley Stadium are on sale now via the RFL website. Fans can take advantage of an Early Bird offer of 25% OFF all tickets, with prices starting from only £15 Adults and £7.50 for Under 16s.