Challenge Cup First Round Draw

The first round draw of the 2019 Challenge Cup was drawn this evening with newcomers Red Star Belgrade, North Herts Crusaders and Clock Face Miners looking for a nice tie to mark their debut in the competition.

Torfaen Tigers, Edinburgh Eagles and Longhorns RL were also looking for tasty clashes as the Challenge Cup once again ventures further afield.

The RAF, Army, Navy and Great British Police were once again on the lookout for a good start to the competition.

The biggest tie of the draw was always going to be who Red Star Belgrade would face and that honour fell to Millom, who welcome the Serbian side to Cumbria.

West Hull will have to travel 270 miles to face their opponents the Royal Navy down in Portsmouth.

Challenge Cup debutants North Herts Crusaders will face another member of the services as the Royal Air Force go to Hitchin.

Longhorns RL, Edinburgh Eagles and Torfaen Tigers face Lock Lane, Normanton Knights and Distington Rl in their respective fixtures.

Wigan St Judes return to the competition for the first time since 2015 and they welcome Crosfields.

Current Harry Jepson Trophy Champions All Golds travel to Drighlington.

The Full Draw is as follow:

  • Kells vs Rochdale Mayfield
  • Orrell St James vs Underbank Rangers
  • West Bowling vs Hammersmith Hills Hoists
  • Dewsbury Moor vs Skirlaugh
  • East Leeds vs Batley Boys
  • Wigan St Judes vs Crosfields
  • Bentley vs Army
  • Royal Navy vs West Hull
  • Leigh Miners Rangers vs Oulton Raiders
  • Wallsend Eagles vs GB Police
  • Drighlington vs All Golds
  • Leigh East vs Wigan St Patricks
  • Distington vs Torfaen Tigers
  • Lock Lane vs Longhorns
  • Shaw Cross Sharks vs Haydock
  • Ovenden vs Woolston Rovers
  • Hunslet Warriors vs Featherstone Lions
  • York Acorn vs Beverley
  • Normanton Knights vs Edinburgh Eagles
  • Bradford Dudley Hill vs Milford Marlins
  • North Herts Crusaders vs Royal Air Force
  • Millom vs Red Star Belgrade
  • Clock Face Miners vs Siddal
  • Hunslet Club Parkside vs Thornhill Trojans
  • Thatto Heath Crusaders vs Stanningley
  • London Chargers vs Wath Brow Hornets

All ties will take place on the weekend of the 26th and 27th of January.

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