Horner and Schofield to conduct Challenge Cup second round draw

The draw for the second round of the Coral Challenge Cup will be broadcast live by BBC Radio Leeds next Tuesday (14 January, 6.30pm) during the station’s ‘West Yorkshire Sport Daily’.

Regular presenter Paul Ogden will be joined in the studio by Leeds Rhinos Foundation’s Community Clubs Development Officers Sam Horner and Helen Schofield, both of whom play a significant role in the growth and development of the community game in the city.

Going into the hat will be the 22 community clubs who emerge victorious from this weekend’s first round ties. The ties are as follows.

Saturday 11 January
Barrow Island v Rhondda Outlaws; British Army v Oulton Raiders; Distington v Bedford Tigers; Edinburgh Eagles v Ashton Bears; Featherstone Lions v West Bowling; Ince Rose Bridge v East Hull; Leigh Miners Rangers v Stanningley; Milford v Wigan St Jude’s; Pilkington Recs v West Hull; Rochdale Mayfield v London Chargers; Siddal v Saddleworth Rangers; Skirlaugh v Hunslet Club Parkside; Thornhill Trojans v Thatto Heath Crusaders; Underbank Rangers v Lock Lane; Upton v Jarrow Vikings; West Bank Bears v Royal Navy; Wigan St Patrick’s v Dewsbury Moor; York Acorn v Hammersmith Hills Hoists.

Sunday 12 January
GB Police v Torfaen Tigers; Normanton Knights v Longhorns; Royal Air Force v Bentley; Sherwood Wolf Hunt v Wests Warriors.

Saturday’s all-Yorkshire tie between Skirlaugh and Hunslet Club Parkside will be shown live on BBC iPlayer, BBC Sport Online iPlayer and via Red Button at 12.30pm. Our League members will be able to watch Sunday’s clash between the RAF and Bentley live at 1.30pm from RAF Cranwell in Lincolnshire.

Subscription to Our League is free, and the app is widely available through app stores and at rugby-league.com/ourleague.

BBC Radio Leeds is available online at bbc.co.uk/radioleeds , on DAB radio, and on FM at 92.4 and 103.9.

Second round ties will be played on the weekend of 25/26 January, with the semi-professional League 1 clubs entering the competition at round three (8/9 February). Championship clubs enter the fray two weeks later in round four, while four Super League clubs – Huddersfield Giants, Hull KR, Wakefield Trinity and Toronto Wolfpack – will enter at round five on the weekend of 14/15 March.

BBC Sport and the Rugby Football League will each live stream one game from each of the first five rounds. Matches shown by the BBC will also be available on demand on iPlayer for 30 days.

The remaining Super League clubs enter the competition at round six on the weekend of 4/5 April, which is when matches will begin to be screened on BBC1 and BBC2 over the weekend. The BBC will televise two quarter-finals on the weekend of 9/10 May, the two semi-finals on either 6 or 7 June and the Wembley Final on Saturday 18 July.

Tickets for the Coral Challenge Cup Final are available now at eticketing.co.uk/rugbyleague.

2020 Coral Challenge Cup schedule at a glance:

Round one: 11/12 January
Round two: 25/26 January
Round three: 8/9 February
Round four: 22/23 February
Round five: 14/15 March
Round six: 4/5 April
Quarter-finals: 9-10 May
Semi-finals: 6 or 7 June (Details tbc)
Final: Saturday 18 July