Leigh Centurions will travel to Hull KR in the next stage of the Coral Challenge Cup for a second successive season.
Last year, John Duffy’s men pushed the Super League side all the way before losing in the closing stages at New Craven Park, eventually losing 14-10.
It means a quick return to Hull for Leigh Centurions duo Danny Addy and Ryan Shaw who played for the Robins last season. Leigh centre Iain Thornley also spent a season at Hull KR in 2016. There are plenty of Leigh connections in the Hull KR line-up too; Ryan Brierley, Ben Crooks, Will Dagger, Nick Rawsthorne and Jamie Ellis have all played for the Centurions.
The ties will be played on the weekend of March 12-15, one of them to be streamed live by BBC Sport, and another by the RFL’s Our League app.
The eight winners will join the top eight from last season’s Super League – including Warrington Wolves, the holders – in the Sixth Round in early April, with the quarter finals following in May, the semi-finals again being played as a triple header also featuring the Coral Women’s Challenge Cup Final (on June 6), and this year’s Wembley Final on a new date of Saturday July 18.
Toronto Wolfpack will face Huddersfield Giants, the only team with a 100% winning record even at this early stage of the Super League season after claiming away victories against Catalans Dragons, Salford Red Devils and Hull KR.
The other Super League clubs to enter the competition at this stage – Wakefield Trinity will host their old West Yorkshire rivals Bradford Bulls.
Of the four Betfred League 1 teams remaining in the competition, Newcastle Thunder will host the winners of the Whitehaven-Dewsbury Fourth Round tie which was postponed on Sunday.
Workington Town will travel to Sheffield Eagles, the famous 1998 Challenge Cup winners who returned to Wembley last summer to claim the inaugural AB Sundecks 1895 Cup; Hunslet have a shorter trip to Featherstone Rovers; and Rochdale Hornets’ reward for their weekend win against the British Army is an away tie against York City Knights, who claimed an impressive Fourth Round win against London Broncos in the capital.
Widnes Vikings will host Swinton Lions in the only all-Championship tie of the round.
Coral Challenge Cup Fifth Round: Wakefield Trinity v Bradford Bulls, Widnes Vikings v Swinton Lions, Sheffield Eagles v Workington Town, Newcastle Thunder v Whitehaven or Dewsbury, Featherstone Rovers v Hunslet, Toronto Wolfpack v Huddersfield Giants, Hull KR v Leigh Centurions, York City Knights v Rochdale Hornets.
Fifth Round ties will be played on the weekend of 12/15 March. As in the previous two rounds, one tie will be selected for live streaming by BBC Sport, and another by the RFL’s Our League app.
2020 Coral Challenge Cup schedule
14/15 March: Fifth Round
4/5 April: Sixth Round (8 Fifth Round winners, plus the top eight from last season’s Betfred Super League)
9/10 May: Quarter Finals
6 June: Semi Finals
Saturday July 18: Final – Wembley Stadium