York City Knights will play Wigan in the Challenge Cup next month.
The club earned a place in the third round with a strong 14-2 away victory against London Broncos at the weekend.
Today’s cup draw was made by Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden during a visit to Warrington to mark the return of recreational sport.
Ties will take place between 9-11 April.
Sadly, the Knights cannot fully cash in on the glamour tie at the 8,000-seater LNER Community Stadium – since all the matches will continue to be played behind closed doors until late May at the earliest.
The full list of ties are: York v Wigan, Swinton v Warrington, Hull KR v Castleford, Catalans v Wakefield, Featherstone v Hull FC, St Helens v Leeds, Leigh v Huddersfield, Salford v Widnes.
Fans were delighted by the tie.
Wow , that’s a draw and a half , shame we won’t get to see it live 🙄— NIGEL M 💛🖤 (@YorkKnightsFan) March 29, 2021
Great draw for Wigan against a progressive club like York. Wiganers would have loved an away trip to the city and new stadium. What’s say the clubs arrange a friendly for next year and make a thing of it 👌🏼— Alex Tyrer Graham (@AlexG6) March 29, 2021
What a pity we can’t fill the stadium to cheer on the boys as the 14th man. Up the Kneets.— Dusty M (@Anthony07003122) March 29, 2021