Women’s Challenge Cup round two draw confirmed

Drew Darbyshire

Leeds will launch their defence of the Women’s Challenge Cup with an way tie at York in round two.

The current Women’s Super League champions, Wigan, have been draw away with an intriguing tie against the British Army.

The second round draw for the Women’s Challenge Cup, which included the eight Women’s Super League clubs plus the eight winners of this weekend’s first round ties, was held at the clubhouse of the Featherstone Lions and Lionesses on Sunday evening.

Love Rugby League’s very own Dave Parkinson hosted the draw, with Rugby Football League vice-president Pat Crawshaw and former RFL president Kath Hetherington conducting the draw.

The biggest cheers came when Featherstone were drawn away at Castleford in a local derby, while Wakefield will take on Widnes.

The Royal Air Force will come up against Women’s Super League opposition in Bradford.

And the Women’s Challenge Cup final will be part of a triple header on Saturday, July 27, when the game will be played alongside the men’s Challenge Cup semi-finals at the University of Bolton Stadium.

The second round ties will be played on the weekend of May 25-26.

Women’s Challenge Cup second round draw:

Keighley Albion v Halifax

Barrow v Warrington Wolves

RAF v Bradford Bulls

British Army v Wigan Warriors

Castleford Tigers v Featherstone Rovers

Stanningley v St Helens

York City Knights v Leeds Rhinos

Wakefield Trinity v Widnes Vikings