YORK City Knights will end their year-long absence with a Betfred Challenge Cup tie away to Sheffield Eagles on March 20-21.

The Cup draw handed the Knights with a round one trip to Doncaster's Keepmoat Stadium, which was confirmed as Sheffield's home ground for the 2021 season earlier this as the Olympic Legacy Park does not meet Covid-19 safety requirements.

The draw for round two has also been made and, should York overcome the Eagles, then they will be faced with a visit to the winner of London Broncos vs Keighley Cougars.

Ties in round two take place the week after round one on the weekend of March 27-28.

Challenge Cup round one fixtures: London Broncos vs Keighley Cougars, Whitehaven vs Dewsbury Rams, Oldham vs Barrow Raiders, West Wales Raiders vs Widnes Vikings, Swinton Lions vs Newcastle Thunder, Halifax Panthers vs Batley Bulldogs, Sheffield Eagles vs York City Knights, Featherstone Rovers vs Bradford Bulls.

Challenge Cup round two fixtures: Swinton Lions/Newcastle Thunder vs Oldham/Barrow Raiders, Featherstone Rovers/Bradford Bulls vs Halifax/Batley Bulldogs, London Broncos/Keighley Cougars vs Sheffield Eagles/York City Knights.