Centurions to face Red Devils while Miners draw York

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LEIGH’S two teams in tonight’s Ladbrokes Challenge Cup fifth round draw have been handed home games.

Former England forward Gareth Hock could face his old Salford team-mates after his new club Leigh were paired with the Red Devils in the draw for the fifth round of the 2015 Ladbrokes Challenge Cup.

Hock joined the Centurions last month after being released by Salford but is still waiting to make his debut after being handed a seven-match ban for illegal use of his knees.

The ex-Wigan second rower’s suspension is set to expire on Easter Monday, well before the cup-tie with Salford, which will be played at Leigh Sports Village on the weekend of April 17-19.

Salford were one of four Super League clubs to enter the famous knockout competition on Tuesday after finishing outside the top eight last season and all managed to avoid each other in the draw, which was made by the banks of the River Hull.

Bradford, whose last Cup final was in 2002, will be at home to Hull KR, while 2005 winners Hull FC were paired with Sheffield Eagles and Wakefield face a trip to Halifax.

Leigh Miners Rangers, the only amateur team left in the competition, landed a home tie against League One club York and there is an all-Championship clash between Hunslet and Dewsbury at the South Leeds Stadium.

The remaining eight Super League clubs will enter the competition at the sixth round stage in May.

The draw for the fifth round of the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup is:

Hunslet Hawks v Dewsbury Rams

Leigh Miners v York City Knights

Bradford Bulls v Hull KR

Sheffield Eagles v Hull FC

Batley Bulldogs v Swinton Lions

North Wales Crusaders v Featherstone Rovers

Wakefield Trinity Wilcats v Halifax

Leigh Centurions v Salford Red Devils

Ties to be played on the weekend of the weekend of April 17-19.