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Lee Briers to hold the Cup draw in Wrexham

11th February 2016, 18:22

Lee Briers to hold the Cup draw in Wrexham

Former Wales international Lee Briers will be one of two Cup legends conducting the draw for the Third Round of the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup, at the scene of his last ever international cap.

Former Wales international Lee Briers will be one of two Cup legends conducting the draw for the Third Round of the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup, at the scene of his last ever international cap.

 

The draw will take place at The Glyndwr University Racecourse Stadium, Wrexham, home of North Wales Crusaders on Tuesday February 16 from 7.00pm.

 

Wrexham was the setting for Briers' final Welsh cap as he scored his 100th international point when Wales took on Australia in the Four Nations in 2011.

 

The Crusaders will be in the hat for the draw, as will Wales' only other professional club, fellow League 1 side, South Wales Scorpions.

 

Former Leigh Centurions coach Paul Rowley will assist Briers with the draw.

 

Briers, a Warrington Wolves favourite, has won the Challenge Cup on three occasions with the Wolves and was named man-of-the-match in the 2010 final after creating four of the six tries scored that day.

 

Scoring over 2000 points and amassing more than 400 appearances for Warrington, Briers, who is Assistant First Team Coach and Under-19s Head Coach at the Wolves, represented Wales 23 times and featured in the 2000 Rugby League World Cup and 2010 European Cup in addition to the 2011 Four Nations.

 

Rowley’s Centurions side came close to pulling off the shock of the 2014 competition by matching Leeds Rhinos right up to the 73rd minute in the quarter-final. They narrowly lost 25-12 that day but gained plenty of praise for the way they performed.

 

Leigh’s Cup run last year grabbed more headlines as Rowley’s Championship team beat Super League sides Salford Red Devils and Wakefield Trinity Wildcats. The Centurions met Warrington in the quarter-final and were defeated 34-24 in one of the most entertaining games of the tournament.

 

The Ladbrokes Challenge Cup third round features 12 ties involving the nine winners from the second round and 15 clubs from the Kingstone Press League 1. Ties will be played over the weekend of February 27-28.