2013 Challenge Cup first round draw
The draw for the first round of the 2013 Challenge Cup was held at the RFL’s Red Hall headquarters in Leeds today.
The home teams were drawn by Paul Kilbride, a former Rugby League player who has been supported by the RL Benevolent Fund since suffering a serious injury playing Rugby League, and the away teams were drawn by Rugby League Cares General Manager Chris Rostron.
Challenge Cup first round draw:
Pilkington Recs or Featherstone Lions v Northumbria University or Milford Marlins or Ovenden
Bradford Dudley Hill or Eastmoor Dragons v Underbank Rangers or Leeds Metropolitan University
Millom or Eccles v British Police or Blackbrook
Rochdale Mayfield or Bank Quay Bulls v East Leeds or Hunslet Warriors
Normanton Knights or York Acorn or Hunslet Old Boys v Widnes West Bank or Kells or Egremont Rangers
Ties to be played weekends of November 10-11 and 17-18.
A total of 57 community teams were initially involved in the early stages of the 2013 Challenge Cup, which culminates at Wembley next August; the three Armed Services teams and 14 Conference League Premier teams will enter the competition at the second round stage.
To learn more about Rugby League Cares visit http://www.rugbyleaguecares.org/