BBC to show Challenge Cup first round draw

Drew Darbyshire

The BBC will broadcast the Challenge Cup first round draw live this Thursday from 6:30pm.

The draw will be conducted by Rugby Football League vice president and Doncaster chief executive Carl Hall and England Wheelchair player Wayne Boardman.

It will be shown live by BBC Sport Online this Thursday from Bentley ARLFC (6:30pm). 44 community clubs will be in the hat, including host club Bentley.

Bentley won the Yorkshire Men’s League last season and the club recently benefited from a share of £10million-plus of funding made available to ensure a lasting legacy for the game from RLWC2021.

Community clubs in the 2020 Challenge Cup first round draw

1 Ashton Bears

2 Barrow Island

3 Bedford Tigers

4 Bentley

5 British Army

6 Dewsbury Moor

7 Distington

8 East Hull

9 Edinburgh Eagles

10 Featherstone Lions

11 Great Britain Police

12 Hammersmith Hills Hoists

13 Hunslet Club Parkside

14 Ince Rose Bridge

15 Jarrow Vikings

16 Leigh Miners Rangers

17 Lock Lane

18 London Chargers

19 Longhorns

20 Milford

21 Normanton Knights

22 Oulton Raiders

23 Pilkington Recs

24 RAF

25 Rhondda Outlaws

26 Rochdale Mayfield

27 Royal Navy

28 Saddleworth Rangers

29 Siddal

30 Sherwood Wolf Hunt

31 Skirlaugh

32 Stanningley

33 Thatto Heath Crusaders

34 Thornhill Trojans

35 Torfaen Tigers

36 Underbank Rangers

37 Upton

38 West Bank Bears

39 West Bowling

40 West Hull

41 Wests Warriors

42 Wigan St Judes

43 Wigan St Patricks

44 York Acorn

Ties will take place over the weekend of 11-12 January, when the BBC will begin another year of covering every round.

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