The draw for the sixth round of the Challenge Cup has taken place, with Hull FC set to play Sheffield Eagles.
It’s the round where the top eight clubs from the last year of Super League finally enter the prestigious competition, but with the coronavirus suspending the rugby league season until at least the 3rd of April, there’s a doubt to whether the tie will even take place.
Right now the sixth round clash stands as Hull FC’s next fixture following the cancellation of rounds eight and nine of Super League, but there’s a feeling this pandemic could last longer than another fortnight.
The final tie to be drawn out, Hull last played Sheffield at Brammall Lane back in 2015, winning the game 34-12. There’s no confirmation that this tie will take place at the Eagles’ current home of Olympic Legacy Park as of yet either. The ground holds around 2,500 people and stands on the former site of the Don Valley Stadium, the venue for Hull FC’s first ever Super League match back in 1998. Time flies.
Maybe we’re doing it an injustice but it looks like a tiny grass hill over a rugby pitch, and not like the ones at Lottoland and Leichhardt Oval. Then again it’s a ground tick and us ground hoppers love those.
The tie is currently set for Saturday 4th April.
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