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Challenge Cup 3rd Round Draw

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#21 Wilber

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Posted 27 February 2014 - 03:08 PM

A few factors Shrek the notable two are


1/ St Pats are hiring the LSV and their is a wedding on the Saturday so no games can take place

2/ Swinton also use the LSV and got a home draw so they had first dibs on the Sunday


Price are £10 Adults, £3 concessions and all under 16's £1


Hopefully we can get a good few Leigh supporters turning out for the game and hope a mass of kids get out to watch, for a £1 its a bargain

Edited by Wilber, 27 February 2014 - 03:08 PM.

#22 PhilCarrington

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 11:28 PM

Notice all the lowest ranked championship 1 sides haven't drawn any of the top ncl sides, Gateshead Gloucester, Oxford and Hemel. I think this probably prevents any upsets but agree that egremont probably have the best chance as their at home, ie in Cumbria not on their own pitch.

Is the draw deliberately set out so that these low teams avoid the strongest ncl sides? Looking at it I'd think so!

Is it by chance that the strongest ncl sides all draw the strongest championship sides, Batley v Kells, dewsbury v west hull, dockers v Halifax, keighley v wath brow, Sheffield v east Leeds, st pats v Leigh?

Wouldn't want half a dozen upsets by 'amateur' opposition now would we?

It's also a bad draw for many Championship 1 sides. A draw against an NCL side might lead to a win and an appearance in the 4th round with the potential of a money spinner against SL opposition, just as big for many of those sides as for NCL teams. The way the draw has "fallen" means they've little chance of progressing. 

A completely open draw would be far better.

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