7th April 2017, 16:50 | womens_rugby_league

Castleford and Wakefield to go head-to-head in Women's Challenge Cup

Castleford and Wakefield to go head-to-head in Women's Challenge Cup

First round fixtures for the 2017 Women's Challenge Cup will take place this month.

Wakefield Trinity Ladies will host local rivals Castleford Tigers Ladies in the headline fixture of the Women's Challenge Cup first round.

The two Super League club-affiliated teams will clash on April 30 with a place in the second round of the Cup at stake.

Elsewhere, Leigh Miners Rangers, finalists last year, host Whitley Bay Barbarians, who made it to the Trophy final in 2016.

The Army also travel to face Bradford Bulls, while Oulton Raidettes face a long trip to Barrow Ladies.

Three preliminary round fixtures will take place before the first round gets underway, with East Leeds hosting Lindley Swifts and Brighouse Rangers travelling to face Hull Wyke.

Last year's winners, Thatto Heath Crusaders, will play the winners of the preliminary round fixture between West Leeds and York City Knights.

Thatto Heath won the Challenge Cup last year

Whitley Bay Barbarians contested their first final in 2016

 

Full Women's Challenge Cup preliminary/round one fixtures:

Preliminary round

Sunday, 9 April

East Leeds Ladies v Lindley Swifts Ladies

West Leeds Ladies v York City Knights Ladies

Sunday, 23 April

Hull Wyke Ladies v Brighouse Rangers Ladies

Round one

Sunday, 30 April

Barrow Ladies v Oulton Raidettes

Bradford Bulls Women v Army RL Ladies

Wakefield Trinity Ladies v Castleford Tigers Ladies

Leigh Miners Rangers Ladies v Whitley Bay Barbarians Ladies

Wigan St Patricks Ladies v Batley Bulldogs

Hull Wyke/Brighouse v Stanningley

Thatto Heath-St Helens v West Leeds/York City Knights

Featherstone Rovers v East Leeds/Lindley Swifts