Challenge Cup 5th round draw live on BBC local radio

Date published: Monday, April 16, 2012

Rugby League fans can hear the draw for the fifth round of the 2012 Carnegie Challenge Cup live on BBC local radio today, Monday April 16.

BBCs Radios Leeds, Manchester and Humberside will broadcast the draw, which takes place from the world’s best tall building, Broadcasting Place in Leeds, following their 3.00pm news bulletins.

The draw will also be Tweeted as it happens through the RFL and Super League Twitter feeds and posted on the official Carnegie Challenge Cup Facebook page.

The draw will have an Olympic and Paralympic theme with the last 16 teams drawn by two athletes who are hoping for medal success at London 2012, Johanna Jackson and Louis Speight.

Race-walker and Commonwealth Gold medallist Jackson and Speight, a wheelchair sprinter and World Number 2 at 100m-800m, are students at Leeds Metropolitan University, title sponsors of the Carnegie Challenge Cup, and both train at the Carnegie Faculty.

The fifth round of the Carnegie Challenge Cup takes place in two weeks’ time, April 27-29, when the 16 winning teams from this weekend’s fourth round ties take the next step towards the 2012 final at Wembley on Saturday August 25.