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Cougars to take on Leicester in the Cup

8th January 2015, 13:27

Cougars to take on Leicester in the Cup

Welsh Rugby League side Valley Cougars have been drawn at home to fellow Conference League South side Leicester Storm in the first round of the 2015 Ladbrokes Challenge Cup.

Welsh Rugby League side Valley Cougars have been drawn at home to fellow Conference League South side Leicester Storm in the first round of the 2015 Ladbrokes Challenge Cup.

 

The draw was held by Rugby League legends Martin Offiah and Brian Noble at Wembley Stadium earlier today (Thursday).

 

The match will take place on the weekend of January 31 / February 1 at a location still to be confirmed.

 

The Cougars, a feeder side to South Wales Scorpions, were champions of the RFL Conference South in 2014 beating Leicester three times out of three on their way to the title, but head coach Paul Emanuelli knows that this will mean nothing when it comes to this encounter in rugby’s oldest knockout cup competition.

 

“We had three really tough games against them last year,” he remembers. “But we knew whoever we drew in the Challenge Cup would be a tough game. However no-one likes coming to South Wales to play rugby and we’re pleased we’re at home.”

 

Wales’ two professional sides, South Wales Scorpions and North Wales Crusaders enter the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup in the Third Round in March.

 

FULL DRAW

Loughborough University             v              Hunslet Warriors

Oulton Raiders  v              Scarborough Pirates

Normanton Knights        v              Myton Warriors

Royal Navy          v              Saddleworth Rangers

East Leeds           v              Kells

British Police      v              Rochdale Mayfield

The Army            v              Wath Brow Hornets

Egremont Rangers           v              Wigan St Judes

Nottingham Outlaws      v              Blackbrook Royals

Widnes West Bank          v              South West London Chargers

Shaw Cross Sharks           v              York Acorn

Royal Air Force  v              Siddal

Valley Cougars                  Leicester Storm

Hull Dockers       v              Leigh Miners Rangers

Elland    v              Leeds Beckett University

Featherstone Lions         v              Queens

Lock Lane            v              Sharlston Rovers

Walney Central v              Hunslet Parkside

Skirlaugh              v              Aberdeen Warriors

West Hull             v              Thatto Heath Crusaders