Challenge Cup continues this weekend

Thirty eight Rugby League teams will belatedly step out on the road that leads to Wembley this weekend when 19 weather-delayed Carnegie Challenge Cup preliminary round ties are scheduled to be played.

Only Leeds Metropolitan University were able to beat the big freeze last week, when they defeated Ovenden 15-14, and 19 grassroots teams are hoping to join them in the first round proper over the weekend of February 18 and 19

Rugby League’s oldest and most prestigious knockout competition continues to be a major draw and the RFL is already experiencing strong demand for tickets for the 2012 Carnegie Challenge Cup final at Wembley Saturday August 25.

Community Rugby League clubs that do not manage to play their way on to the famous hallowed turf can still take advantage of some spectacular cashback offers instead by booking a group deal  through the RFL.

Purchase either a £26 ticket and receive £10 cashback per ticket sold or a £41 ticket with a free upgrade to a £51 ticket, also with £10 cashback.

Clubs that are interested in organising a trip to the event are encouraged to contact the RFL’s Business Development team – or for information about how they can get cashback for a group deal.

Carnegie Challenge Cup preliminary round fixtures:

Saturday, 11 February, 2012

Warrington Wizards v East Leeds (At Crosfields ARLFC) 13:30
Egremont Rangers v Bank Quay Bulls 13:30
Normanton Knights v Milford Marlins 14:00
Eastmoor Dragons v Wigan St Judes 14:00
Bradford Dudley Hill v Castleford Panthers 13:30
Loughborough University v Hunslet Warriors 13:30
Castleford Lock Lane v Elland 13:30
Kells v Widnes West Bank 14:00
Wigan St Cuthberts v Northumbria University 13:30
Blackbrook v Eccles & Salford Juniors 14:00
Seaton Rangers v Huddersfield Underbank Rangers 14:00
Oldham St Annes v Bentley Good Companions 13:30
Nottingham Outlaws v Hunslet Old Boys 14:00
York Acorn v Norland Sharks 13:30
Stanley Rangers v Edinburgh Eagles 13:30
Rochdale Mayfield v University of Gloucestershire All Golds 14:00


Sunday, 12 February, 2012

Featherstone Lions v Askam 14:00
Millom v British Police 14:00
Hull University v Waterhead 14:00

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