6th December 2019, 11:20 | ChallengeCup

Coral Challenge Cup First Round Draw Reaction

Coral Challenge Cup First Round Draw Reaction

How did the clubs react to their draw?

The First Round draw for the 2020 Coral Challenge Cup has handed some exciting ties between the 44 community clubs involved and they took to social media to react…

The 2020 competition is the first time that two Welsh sides have featured in the tournament in 11 years and both Rhondda Outlaws and Torfaen Tigers are looking forward to their ties. 

Torfaen have an interesting tie on the road against Great Britain Police while the Outlaws will make their Coral Challenge Cup bow against Barrow Island.


Ashton Bears are set to make their debut in the Coral Challenge Cup in 2020 and they have an exciting visit to Scotland now scheduled for January as they’ll battle Edinburgh Eagles… 

This year’s First Round will see a repeat of the 2019 Harry Jepson Trophy Final as Mansfield-based Sherwood Wolf Hunt host London club Wests Warriors. The Warriors came out on top in last year’s final, but the Midlands Rugby League champions will be looking for revenge in a different competition in 2020. 


Bentley ARLFC – based in Doncaster – held the First Round draw and they are set for military opposition as they face a trip to the RAF. Fellow Armed Forces sides, the British Army and the Royal Navy, drew Oulton Raiders and West Bank Bears. 

And, some of the teams set to enter at the later stages of the competition showed their support for their local community clubs including the Hornets wishing Rochdale Mayfield well in their upcoming tie against London Chargers.

The full draw can be seen below: