posted on 13 April 2016

The Ladbrokes Challenge Cup sixth round draw will take place live on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme on Thursday April 21, from 8.30am.

Radio 4’s most popular programme, Today, reaches more than three million daily listeners. Focusing on news and current affairs, the programme’s team comprises of John Humphrys, Jim Naughtie, Sarah Montague, Mishal Husain and Justin Webb.

Humphrys, who has been a presenter of Radio 4's Today programme since 1987, will conduct the draw with four-time Challenge Cup winner Martin Offiah.

Between 1992 and 1995 Offiah was a regular at Wembley Stadium for the Cup final with Wigan. It was the 1994 final against Leeds where Offiah scored a memorable length-of-the-field try helping Wigan win 26-16 that day along with lifting the Lance Todd Trophy for his outstanding performance.

Eight winners from this weekend’s fifth round ties will join the top eight First Utility Super League teams from 2015 in the draw to produce eight ties that will be played over the weekend of May 6-8.

All fifth round ties will be played over the weekend of April 15-17 - Batley Bulldogs v Featherstone Rovers is televised live on Sky Sports 3, Saturday April 16 (5.00pm).

Tickets for the 2016 Ladbrokes Challenge Cup final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday August 27 start from £20 and can be purchased by visiting or by calling the RFL Ticket Hotline on 0844 856 1113.

The full schedule for the fifth round of the 2016 Ladbrokes Challenge Cup is as follows:

Friday April 15

Wakefield Trinity Wildcats v Sheffield Eagles (8.00pm)

Dewsbury Rams v York City Knights (8.00pm)

Saturday April 16

Hull Kingston Rovers v Oldham (2.00pm)

Toulouse Olympique XIII v Leigh Centurions (5.00pm)

Batley Bulldogs v Featherstone Rovers (5.00pm)

Sunday April 17

Halifax v Lock Lane (3.00pm)

Rochdale Hornets v Widnes Vikings (3.00pm)

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