Barrow handed scant reward for cup shock

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Championship side Barrow's reward for their 34-28 elimination of Super League opposition at Castleford is a home tie against Hunslet, from one level below them, in the fifth round.

Huddersfield will stage a repeat of last season's final, which they lost to Warrington. Other all-Super League ties pit Harlequins against St Helens and Crusaders against Catalan Dragons. The fifth round will take play on the weekend of 7-9 May.

There will be at least one lower division side in the quarter-finals, as a result of the Halifax-Batley tie. Leigh go to Bradford and Blackpool to Leeds in two challenging ties for the minnows. One fourth-round tie remains to be resolved, with Widnes and Lezignan failing to find their way around the volcanic ash. The eventual winners will be at home to Wigan, who beat Sheffield Eagles 50-34 on Saturday.

Dragons were in the draw after taking advantage of Salford's difficult journey to the south of France with a 30-8 victory yesterday.

The Reds were forced to travel to Perpignan by coach and ferry after their flight plans were thrown into disarray by the volcanic ash that closed airports across northern Europe. They made a poor start to their fourth-round tie at Gilbert Brutus Stadium and never recovered as winger Frédéric Vaccari marked his cup debut with two tries.

Meanwhile Castleford let slip a 18-12 half-time lead at The Jungle as they were humbled by Barrow, Jamie Rooney – against his old club – and Jermaine McGillvary both getting two tries for the visitors.

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