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Hunslet Warriors from the Yorkshire League are coached by Dean Sampson and have our former player Caldon Bravo in their ranks.

Ovenden's run is amazing.

It's about time we had a home tie against an amateur team. Although I was at Thornhill the other week and they were celebrating the 10th anniversary of beating the Eagles. The video of the game was on the big screen in the clubhouse - I was shocked at how slow and ponderous the game seemed compared to what we see now at DVS. However the pitch was in a similar condition to how it was after the recent U2 concert.

"I am the avenging angel; I come with wings unfurled, I come with claws extended from halfway round the world. I am the God Almighty, I am the howling wind. I care not for your family; I care not for your kin. I come in search of terror, though terror is my own; I come in search of vengeance for crimes and crimes unknown. I care not for your children, I care not for your wives, I care not for your country, I care not for your lives." - (c) Jim Boyes - "The Avenging Angel"

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This isn't 100% confirmed btw, just what it says on forums, no official list of fixtures yet, sounds like the draw has been a farce again, rumour has it it had to be re-done because they left Wath Brow Hornets out!

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Widnes Vikings v Wigan St Judes

Oldham v Blackwood Bulldogs

Gateshead Thunder v York City Knights

London Skolars v Limoux

Doncaster v Siddal

Rochdale Hornets v Lezignan

Drighlington v Dewsbury Rams

Batley Bulldogs v Leeds Metropolitan University

Royal Navy v Blackpool Panthers

Featherstone Rovers v Workington Town

Warrington Wizards v Swinton Lions

Leigh Miners Rangers v Whitehaven

Sheffield Eagles v Thatto Heath

Ovenden v Halifax

Barrow Raiders v Hunslet Warriors

Keighley Cougars v Toulouse Olympique

Leigh East v Hunslet Hawks

Leigh Centurions v Wath Brow Hornets

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Saw Thatto Heath beat Castleford Panthers 32-0 at Castleford on Saturday in the previous round, although to be fair, the Panthers did have on off day. Thatto are one of the better teams from the NCL, and although now in Division 1, they shouldn't be taken lightly, as indeed shouldn't any amateur teams. This is their cup final. :lol::lol:

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Just a little information about or opponents for those who don't know....Thatto Heath Crusaders ARLFC - Clubhouse

Venue for all home fixtures and most training:

Close Street

Thatto Heath

St Helens

Merseyside

WA9 5JA

They do not lose many games....

Sat 13-Feb-2010 Castleford Panthers Away W 0 - 32

Sat 06-Feb-2010 Skirlaugh Home W 36 - 18

Sat 23-Jan-2010 York Acorn Away W 32 - 36

Sat 12-Dec-2009 Stanningley Away W 6 - 50

Sat 05-Dec-2009 Bradford Dudley Hill Home W 22 - 16

Sat 28-Nov-2009 Heworth Away W 12 - 84

Sat 21-Nov-2009 Castleford Panthers Home W 24 - 8

Sat 14-Nov-2009 Normanton Knights Away W 14 - 16

Sat 31-Oct-2009 Rochdale Mayfield Away D 24 - 24

Sat 24-Oct-2009 West Bowling Home W 58 - 16

Sat 10-Oct-2009 Myton Warriors Home W 52 - 8

Sat 03-Oct-2009 Thornhill Trojans Away L 37 - 36

Sat 26-Sep-2009 Saddleworth Rangers Away L 16 - 12

Sat 19-Sep-2009 Stanningley Home W 46 - 24

Sat 12-Sep-2009 Bradford Dudley Hill Away W 16 - 22

Sat 05-Sep-2009 Heworth Home W 52 - 12

Sat 22-Aug-2009 Millom Away W 6 - 32

Sat 08-Aug-2009 Pilkington Recs Home W 38 - 14

Sat 01-Aug-2009 Crosfields Away W 18 - 52

Rugby League should be the opiate of the people (Marks not in Las Palmas)

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