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5th March 2020, 14:50 | ChallengeCup

BBC Radio Leeds to host Coral Women's Challenge Cup Second Round draw

BBC Radio Leeds to host Coral Women's Challenge Cup Second Round draw

The draw for the Second Round of the 2020 Coral Women's Challenge Cup will be made on International Women's Day, Sunday, March 8, live on BBC Radio Leeds at 5.15pm.

And appropriately for International Women's Day, joining host presenter James Deighton will be two of the leading lights of the women’s game: Jackie Sheldon and Lois Forsell. Sheldon is a former Great Britain coach who pioneered the development of women's Rugby League in this country; Forsell has just been named joint coach of the first-ever England Women's Knights Performance Squad following a stellar career with England, Leeds Rhinos and Bradford Bulls.

The following teams, together with their ball numbers, will be in the hat.

1. Barrow Raiders
2. British Army
3. Cutsyke
4. East Leeds
5. Halifax
6. Huddersfield Giants
7. Hull FC
8. Hull Kingston Rovers
9. Keighley Cougars
10. Leigh Miners Rangers
11. Oulton Raidettes
12. Rochdale Hornets
13. Stanningley
14. Warrington Wolves
15. Widnes Vikings
16. Wigan St Patricks or Whitley Bay Barbarians (First Round tie being played Sunday)

Second Round ties will be played on Sunday 22 March. The eight winners will be joined at the Third Round stage (5 April) by the remaining eight Betfred Super League sides: Bradford Bulls; Castleford Tigers; Featherstone Rovers; Leeds Rhinos; St Helens; Wakefield Trinity; Wigan Warriors and York City Knights.

The Coral Women's Challenge Cup Final takes place at the University of Bolton Stadium on Saturday 6 June, kicking off a massive day of Rugby League action which also includes the two men's semi-finals.

RFL Chief Executive, Ralph Rimmer said: "As we saw in our first Coral Challenge Cup triple header last summer, the combination of the Women's Challenge Cup Final with the two men's semi finals produces a wonderful package of Rugby League.

"In 2019, Coral extended their partnership to include the women's competition and we have worked hard with partners across the sport to continue to elevate its standing.

"We were thrilled by the level of national media coverage generated for the Coral Women's Challenge Cup Final last year. It's the perfect opportunity for fans of Rugby League and sport more generally to show their support for the unstoppable rise of women's sport. Women's and girls' Rugby League goes from strength to strength and our 21by21 campaign is on track to achieve 21,000 women and girls playing our great sport by 2021."

BBC Radio Leeds is available online at bbc.co.uk/radioleeds, on DAB radio, and on FM at 92.4 and 103.9.

Tickets are now on sale for this unique triple header, priced from £25 for adults and £12.50 for under 16s. Buy here.