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.
With the fixtures for the upcoming Championship season having been released this afternoon, we look at the opening weekend and other big games throughout the season.
The second round draw for the 1895 Cup took place this afternoon, and a few tasty ties were drawn out of the bag.
The fifth round features Championship and League 1 clubs, alongside the bottom four ranked clubs from last year’s Super League.
Matt Diskin's Batley Bulldogs faced the Toronto Wolfpack at Hull KR's KCOM Craven Park and the Canadian side were not in the mood for losing after last weeks battering against Toulouse Olympique.
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.
With such limited numbers, if they suffer any injuries the Bulldogs could find themselves falling down the pecking order.
“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.”