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Tetley’s Challenge Cup draw produces compelling ties

8th of January 2014
Tetley’s Challenge Cup draw produces compelling ties

First round draw fixtures announced...


The enduring appeal of Rugby League’s oldest and most prestigious competition, the Tetley’s Challenge Cup was highlighted tonight (Wednesday January 8) when the first round draw was conducted live on BBC radio.

Forty four clubs will begin the journey that concludes with the final at Wembley on Saturday August 23 when they contest an compelling first round over the weekend of February 1-2.

The tie that demonstrates the sport’s national growth is the pairing between South West London Chargers, the 2013 London Premier League winners, and Torfaen Tigers, the Welsh champions who will travel to the English capital in confident mood.

Scottish champions Aberdeen Warriors face a tough tie at St Helens-based Pilkington Recs whilst Bristol Sonics also have a long trip with a match at Hull Dockers.

Two of the Armed Forces teams have home ties with the RAF hosting Dewsbury Celtic and the Royal Navy playing host to Cumbrians Walney Central.

The British Army have an away tie at Cumbrian club Askam whilst Great Britain Police travel to the Midlands to play student side Loughborough University.

National Conference League champions West Hull have a trip to Oulton Raiders in a draw which produced some intriguing derbies, including Myton Warriors v East Hull and Castleford Lock Lane v Normanton Knights.

The draw was made live on BBC Radio Humberside by Hull FC prop Chris Green and Shaun Briscoe, the former Hull FC and Hull KR full-back who is now fulfilling a development role at Craven Park.

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

The 2014 Tetley's Challenge Cup first round draw in full is as follows:

Underbank Rangers v East Leeds

Leeds Metropolitan University v Millom

Blackbrook v Egremont Rangers

Shaw Cross v Thatto Heath

Leigh Miners v Hunslet Warriors

Oulton Raiders v West Hull

Saddleworth Rangers v Milford Marlins

Kells v Wigan St Judes

Skirlaugh v Rochdale Mayfield

RAF v Dewsbury Celtic

Askam v British Army

Royal Navy v Walney Central

Myton Warriors v East Hull

Loughborough University v Great Britain Police

South West London Chargers v Torfaen Tigers

Widnes St Maries v Wigan St Pats

Pilkington Recs v Aberdeen Warriors

York Acorn v Siddal

Wath Brow Hornets v Halton Simms Cross

Woolston Rovers v Elland

Lock Lane v Normanton Knights

Hull Dockers v Bristol Sonics

Ties to be played over the weekend of February 1 and 2, 2014

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