Eagles and Dons cup draw

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Sheffield Eagles will face amateurs East Leeds in the third round of the Tetley’s Challenge Cup following the draw last night.

It will see a return of Cup rugby to the Eagles’ new home Owlerton Stadium for the first time since the 1998-99 season.

Doncaster have been drawn away to the British Army with the games to be played on March 15-16.

Eagles coach Mark Aston said: “We’re at home which is the main thing. We don’t know a lot about East Leeds but we’ll treat them with respect, be disciplined and get through to the next round.”

National Conference Premier Division East Leeds team beat Leeds Met Students 28-16 in the last round.

Eagles former hooker Craig Cook has signed to play for Championship One Gloucestershire All Golds.

Third round draw: Milford Marlins v Barrow; Rochdale Hornets v All Golds; Keighley v Wath Brow; Dewsbury v West Hull; Sheffield Eagles v East Leeds; British Army v Doncaster; Hull Dockers v Halifax; Batley Bulldogs v Kells; South Wales Scorpions v Hemel Stags; Normanton Knights v Workington Town; York v Whitehaven; Swinton Lions v Gateshead Thunder; Egremont Rangers v Oldham; Hunslet v Oxford; North Wales v Pilkington Recs; Wigan St Patrick’s v Leigh.

Championships clubs, Featherstone Rovers and London Skolars were given a bye into the fourth round.