Crusaders face Wigan in the cup
Dave Hadfield was a schoolboy convert to rugby league, the game which, one way or another, has dominated his life ever since. After working for newspapers in Shropshire and Blackpool (where he covered the fortunes of Blackpool Borough) he travelled the world, working mainly in Hong Kong and Sydney. He became The Independent's rugby league man in 1990 and has written five books on the game and broadcast extensively for Sky and the BBC. Dave played his last game at the age of 53 and would have set up a try if anyone could have been bothered supporting his break. When not writing about the sport, he now limits himself to a bit of tick and pass with his local club, the Bolton Mets. Family includes supporters - of varying degrees of dedication - of Salford, Wigan, Sheffield Eagles and St George Illawarra.
Tuesday 27 March 2012
The Carnegie Challenge Cup holders Wigan will play the youngest club in the League, North Wales Crusaders, in the fourth round of this year's competition following the draw at the DW Stadium last night.
Last year's beaten finalists, Leeds, are at home to Wakefield. "It's a tough draw against a team well used to getting to finals," said the Trinity coach, Richard Agar.
Other all-Super League contests feature Widnes against neighbours St Helens, Hull against Huddersfield and Hull KR against Catalan Dragons. There is also an intriguing derby between Castleford, bottom of Super League, and Featherstone, top of the Championship. The ties will be played on the weekend of 14-15 April.
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