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Tetley's Challenge Cup 1st round draw live on BBC radio

7th of January 2014
Tetley's Challenge Cup 1st round draw live on BBC radio

The draw for the 1st round of the 2014 Tetley’s Challenge Cup will be live on BBC Radio Humberside on Wed Jan 8 between 6:30pm- 7:30pm


The draw for the first round of the 2014 Tetley’s Challenge Cup will be broadcast live on BBC Radio Humberside on Wednesday January 8 between 6.30pm and 7.30pm.

The draw sees 44 teams set out on the road that ultimately leads to Wembley Stadium and the 2014 final of Rugby League’s oldest and most prestigious knockout competition on Saturday August 23.

Rugby League fans around the country can listen to the draw as it happens live on the BBC iPlayer by visiting

The third tier of the Rugby League pyramid has the most participants in the first round draw, with 31 clubs representing the National Conference League and Bristol Sonics representing the Conference League South.

Scotland and Wales both have participating champion teams, as Aberdeen Warriors prepare for their tournament debut alongside Torfaen Tigers, the Welsh champions, whilst Student Rugby League teams Leeds Metropolitan University and Loughborough University represent the education sector.

All three Armed Forces teams are represented – the Royal Air Force, British Army and Royal Navy – whilst Great Britain Police also enter, hoping to build on their positive performances during this summer’s Police Rugby League World Cup.

From the game’s fourth tier, Cumbria Men’s League champions Walney Central are entered whilst, at the other end of the country, Harry Jepson Trophy Winners, South West London Chargers, are looking forward to their participation.

The North West Men’s League champions Halton Simms Cross and the North West Men’s League’s Widnes St Marie’s complete the list.

Full list of participating community clubs:



East Hull

Dewsbury Celtic

East Leeds

Egremont Rangers


Hull Dockers

Hunslet Warriors


Leigh Miners Rangers

Lock Lane

Milford Marlins


Myton Warriors

Normanton Knights

Oulton Raiders

Pilkington Recs

Rochdale Mayfield

Saddleworth Rangers

Shaw Cross Sharks



Thatto Heath Crusaders

Underbank Rangers

Wath Brow Hornets

West Hull

Wigan St Jude’s

Wigan St Patrick’s

Woolston Rovers

York Acorn

Bristol Sonics

British Army

Royal Navy

Royal Air Force

Leeds Metropolitan University

Loughborough University

Aberdeen Warriors

Great Britain Police

Torfaen Tigers

Halton Simms Cross

South West London Chargers

Walney Central

Widnes St Marie’s

The first round ties will be played over the weekend of February 1 and 2.

Tickets for the 2014 Tetley’s Challenge Cup final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday August 23 cost from as little as £22 and can be purchased by calling the RFL Ticket Office on 0844 856 1113 or by visiting

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