North Wales Crusaders have been drawn away to London Skolars in the third round of the Challenge Cup.

With 24 sides comprising the competition's early stages, the Wrexham club will face their League One rivals who finished three places below them in 12th last term.

A mix-up during the draw, which featured 12 amateur sides, saw ball six - Haydock - incorrectly announced as ball nine - Lock Lane - and vice-versa.

The Rugby Football League later confirmed the draw will remain according to how the balls were drawn out instead of as they were read out, with Lock Lane to face Wigan St Judes, and Haydock to visit Oldham.

Five-time cup winner Leon Pryce will hope his Workington side can avoid a slip-up to West Yorkshire minnows Siddal, while an all-third tier tie sees Doncaster host Coventry Bears.

The 12 third round ties will take place over the weekend of March 9-10, with 14 Championship sides to enter the competition in round four, four Super League clubs - Leeds Rhinos, Hull KR, Salford Red Devils and London Broncos - to join in the fifth and holders Catalans Dragons and the seven remaining top-flight sides to enter at the last-16 stage.

Challenge Cup third round fixtures in full: Keighley Cougars v Distington; Oldham v Haydock; Thatto Heath Crusaders v Rochdale Mayfield; Wigan St Judes v Lock Lane; Newcastle Thunder v West Wales Raiders; London Skolars v North Wales Crusaders; Hunslet v West Bowling; Workington v Siddal; York Acorn v Featherstone Lions; West Hull v Dewsbury Moor; Doncaster v Coventry Bears; Whitehaven v Wigan St Pats.