Ladbrokes Challenge Cup second round draw

The Ladbrokes Challenge Cup second round draw was streamed live on BBC Sport this evening (Wednesday, January 31).

Taking place at Warrington’s Halliwell Jones Stadium, former prop forward and coach of Warrington’s Under-16 scholarship side Gary Chambers picked the home balls and Wolves’ new signing Sitaleki Akauol

Twenty-four clubs representing the Armed Forces, University Rugby League and community game were drawn against each other and will play their ties over the weekend of February 10-11.

NCL Premier Champions Thatto Heath Crusaders were drawn against Featherstone Lions away and the University of Hull, the only remaining University side in the competition, were drawn at home against Cumbrian side Myton Warriors.

The British Army were drawn against London Chargers and the Royal Air Force will travel to face Batley Boys.

Over 23,000 viewers tuned in last Saturday to watch Rochdale Mayfield take on Crosfields. A second round game will be streamed live on the BBC Sport website, the fixture chosen will be announced in due course.

2018 Ladbrokes Challenge Cup second round draw in full is as follows:

  • Pilkington Recs v Thornhill Trojans
  • Oulton Raiders v Shaw Cross Sharks or Beverley
  • British Army v London Chargers
  • Featherstone Lions v Thatto Heath Crusaders
  • Batley Boys v Royal Air Force
  • Askam v West Hull
  • University of Hull v Myton Warriors
  • Millom v Bradford Dudley Hill
  • Kells v Orrell St James
  • Distington v Lock Lane
  • Rochdale Mayfield v Normanton Knights
  • Hunslet Club Parkside v Wath Brow Hornets

Tickets for the 2018 Ladbrokes Challenge Cup final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday, August 25 can be purchased by calling the Rugby League Ticket Office on 0844 856 1113 or by visiting

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