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14th March 2019, 15:47 | ChallengeCup

Coral Women's Challenge Cup Preliminary Round draw

Coral Women's Challenge Cup Preliminary Round draw

With more teams entering the Coral Women's Challenge Cup than ever before in 2019, the draw for the preliminary round has today (March 14) taken place.

The nine Women's League 1 sides were joined by the Army and Royal Air Force in the draw to produce three preliminary round ties.

The fixtures, which will be played on April 21, are as follows:

  • Cutsyke v Royal Air Force
  • West Leeds Eagles v Hull Kingston Rovers
  • Whitley Bay Barbarians v Rochdale Hornets

The following League 1 sides; East LeedsHalifaxKeighley AlbionWigan St Patricks and the Army were not drawn and will automatically qualify for Round 1 of the Coral Women's Challenge Cup.

Round 1 will take place on Sunday, May 5 and will feature 16 teams as all eight Women's Championship clubs join those who progress from the Preliminary Round.

The eight Women's Super League teams will then enter in Round 2, which takes place on Sunday, May 26.

The quarter-finals will be played on Sunday, June 23 and semi-finals on Sunday, July 7.

The Coral Women's Challenge Cup Final will then take place as part of a triple-header event alongside the Coral Challenge Cup men's semi-finals at the University of Bolton Stadium on Saturday, July 27.

Round Dates

  • 21 April - Preliminary Round
  • 5 May - Round 1
  • 26 May - Round 2
  • 23 June - Quarter Final
  • 7 July - Semi Final
  • 28 July - Final

Full Details

  • Championship teams enter in Round 1 with Super League teams entering at Round 2.
  • Teams that lose in Round 2 will enter the Challenge Shield
  • Challenge Cup Final 27 July @ University of Bolton Stadium- Challenge Shield Final 28 July @ TBC