All four Second Round ties in the Betfred Challenge Cup will be streamed live and free next weekend. 

The BBC will show two ties for the second round running, both on Sunday (March 28) – the local derby between Swinton Lions and Oldham at 1230pm, followed by London Broncos versus York City Knights at 230pm. 

That follows their coverage of the First Round ties between West Wales Raiders and Widnes Vikings, and Featherstone Rovers versus Bradford Bulls. The matches will again be broadcast live on BBC iPlayer, Red Button and BBC Sport digital platforms.

Josh Walters of London during the Betfred Challenge Cup Round One match between London Broncos and Keighley Cougars at The Rock, Rosslyn Park. Photo by David Horn.

The eight teams in the Second Draw will be battling for a double prize, as the four winners not only secure a place in the Third Round of the Betfred Challenge Cup – when they will be joined by the 12 Betfred Super League clubs. 

They will also qualify for the Semi Finals of the AB Sundecks 1895 Cup, the competition for non-Super League clubs with a Final at Wembley on Betfred Challenge Cup Final day, Saturday July 17 – meaning the eight teams in the Second Round of the Betfred Challenge Cup next weekend are two wins from playing at Wembley. 

Betfred Challenge Cup, Second Round 

Saturday 27 March 

Featherstone Rovers v Batley Bulldogs, 1245pm – on TheSportsman.com website, YouTube & Facebook  

Sunday 28 March 

Swinton Lions v Oldham, 1230pm – BBC Sport Online, iPlayer & Red Button 

London Broncos v York City Knights, 230pm – BBC Sport Online, iPlayer & Red Button 

Widnes Vikings v Whitehaven, 5pm – The Sportsman website, YouTube & Facebook 

Third Round: April 9-11 

Quarter Finals: May 8-9 

Semi Finals: June 5 

Final (Wembley Stadium connected by EE): Saturday July 17 

AB Sundecks 1895 Cup 

Semi Finals: June 5-6 

Final (Wembley Stadium connected by EE): Saturday July 17