Toronto confirmed in Challenge Cup 2020

The Rugby Football League have confirmed that Toronto Wolfpack will take part of the 2020 Challenge Cup.

In a press release, the RFL have confirmed that the first round draw will be streamed live on the BBC Sport website, red button and the BBC Sport connected TV app, as well as through RFL channels staged at Bentley ARLFC in Doncaster on Thursday December 5.

In the same release, they confirm that both Catalans Dragons and Toronto Wolfpack are the only overseas clubs taking part in the 2020 Coral Challenge Cup – with the Wolfpack to play all their games away.

Both Toulouse Olympique and Red Star Belgrade have declined invitations to be involved in 2020.

The Longhorns will again represent the Republic of Ireland, with Edinburgh Eagles from Scotland and two Welsh teams in Torfaen Tigers and Rhondda Outlaws.

Ralph Rimmer, the chief executive of the Rugby Football League, said: “Hosting three World Cups in 2021 – the Men’s, Women’s and Wheelchair competitions – is an unprecedented opportunity for Rugby League in this country, and the CreatedBy RLWC2021 Capital Grants Programme is a great example of the benefits it will bring to all sections of the game.

“Bentley are one of dozens of community clubs and teams who have responded to the opportunities offered by RLWC2021 to secure significant financial support. With Doncaster also confirmed as a host venue to stage three group games in the Men’s competition, it’s a great place for us to launch the Coral Challenge Cup for 2020 – which will be a special year for the sport of Rugby League, as we celebrate our 125th anniversary.”

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