New York to host Challenge Cup draw

The draw for the sixth round of the Coral Challenge Cup will be staged in New York next Monday.

Tuesday, 10th March 2020, 11:49 am
The Coral Challenge Cup. Picture by Alex Whitehead,

The Rugby Football League (RFL) say negotiations are at an "advanced stage" for New York Rugby League to enter the Challenge Cup first round in 2021.

The trophy itself is booked on a flight to JFK airport this weekend, ahead of the draw on Monday evening UK time.

Leeds Rhinos and Castleford Tigers are among the teams entering the competition in round six.

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Wakefield Trinity and three other Betfred Super League teams begin their campaign in the fifth round this week.

Dewsbury Rams travel to Whiteheaven on Wednesday for a delayed fourth round tie, with the winners away to Newcastle Thunder on Sunday.

Trinity play host to Bradford Bulls on Friday, when Hunslet visit Featherstone Rovers.