BBC Sport confirms live Challenge Cup 5th Round tie


The Ladbrokes Challenge Cup fifth round fixture between York City Knights and Catalans Dragons at Bootham Crescent has been selected to be streamed live on the BBC Sport website on Sunday, 22 April.

League 1 side York City Knights caused an upset in the fourth round when they defeated Swinton Lions from the Championship.

The Knights welcome Super League side Catalans Dragons, who enter the competition at this stage.

The Dragons last reached the Challenge Cup final in 2007, when they fell to a 30-8 defeat against St Helens.

BBC rugby league correspondent Dave Woods will lead the commentary for the match, which will be streamed live via – kick-off at 3.00pm.

The corporation has streamed one match per round on the BBC Sport website since the competition began in January, as part of its commitment to broadcast an extra 1,000 hours of live sport online.

The fourth round tie between Normanton Knights and Rochdale Hornets attracted a viewing audience of over 13,000.

Full televised coverage begins from round six onwards, when the BBC and Sky Sports will share live coverage of two matches each from the last 16 and quarter-finals.

Both semi-finals and the final at Wembley in August will be broadcast exclusively live on BBC TV.


York City Knights v Catalans Dragons
Ladbrokes Challenge Cup 5th Round


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