Dewsbury Rams haven’t come up against their close neighbors Halifax in the Challenge Cup very often, in fact the last time they played them in the historic competition was in 1962.

The Rams will take on the Fax on Friday night at 8pm at the Tetley’s Stadium for a place in the quarter-finals of the Challenge Cup. If Dewsbury are victorious on the night it will be the furthest they have got in the competition since the year 2000. That season the club played Leeds Rhinos in the quarter-final, they ultimately lost 42-10, however the Rams will be hoping to get to that stage of the competition again if they can overcome a strong Halifax outfit.

Halifax have won their last four games in the league at the Tetley’s stadium, and won the last eight out of ten games over the Rams in total, with the other two being a draw and a victory. However the Rams will be confident of beating the Fax on Friday night to reach the quarter final.

Last ten meetings:

Halifax 26, Dewsbury 0 (ChR6, 10/3/19)

Halifax 22, Dewsbury 22 (ChR14, 20/5/18)

Dewsbury 18, Halifax 46 (ChR9, 22/4/18)

Dewsbury 18, Halifax 36 (ChR13, 7/5/17)

Halifax 34, Dewsbury 6 (ChR9, 9/4/17)

Halifax 22, Dewsbury 24 (CSR3, 21/8/16)

Dewsbury 8, Halifax 24 (ChR18, 19/6/16)

Halifax 23, Dewsbury 14 (ChR11, 24/4/16)

Dewsbury 16, Halifax 46 (ChR18, 21/6/15)

Halifax 26, Dewsbury 13 (ChR5, 15/3/15)

Previous Challenge Cup meetings:

1962 (Round 1) Dewsbury 5 Halifax 3

1954 (Round 1, First Leg) Halifax 19 Dewsbury 0

1954 (Round 1, Second Leg) Dewsbury 9 Halifax 15

1953 (Round 1, First Leg) Halifax 14 Dewsbury 7

1953 (Round 1, Second Leg) Dewsbury 2 Halifax 16

1945 (Quarter Final, First Leg) Dewsbury 5 Halifax 11

1945 (Quarter Final, Second Leg) Halifax 19 Dewsbury 5

1931 (Round 1) Dewsbury 2 Halifax 3

1926 (Round 1) Halifax 16 Dewsbury 0

1912 (Semi-Final) Dewsbury 8 Halifax 5

(at Fartown, Huddersfield)

1905 (Round 1) Halifax 2 Dewsbury 0