After six hours of discussions at the John Smith's Stadium, both the Rugby Football League and Super League clubs looked to have agreed to postpone all levels of the game until April 3rd.
All Betfred Championship sides, barring Toulouse Olympique, entered the Coral Challenge Cup at the Fourth Round stage as the British Army and community side Underbank Rangers enter unknown territory.
Betfred League One sides entered the Coral Challenge Cup Third Round this evening alongside the 11 successful Community Clubs who survived the first two rounds with some exciting ties were pulled out of the hat by St Helens duo Jack Ashworth and Matty Lees.
44 community Rugby League teams now know what lies ahead of them on the weekend of January 11th/12th
The second round draw for the 1895 Cup took place this afternoon, and a few tasty ties were drawn out of the bag.
The draws for the fourth round of the 2019 Coral Challenge Cup and the first round of the 1895 Cup have been made with a number of standout matches featuring.
“So we are delighted that Sky Sports are committed to showing this year’s £1M Game, to determine who earns promotion to the Betfred Super League in 2020.”