National Cup pairings confirmed



The draw has been made for the first round of the Xamax BARLA National Cup.


Twenty-seven teams have entered the competition, which gets underway on Saturday 23 January.


Holders Egremont Rangers have a bye while Fryston Warriors, who will feature in the Yorkshire Cup Final seven days later, visit Boothtown Terriers.


Sharlston Rovers host Upton in a Wakefield derby.


North Herts Crusaders are at West Bowling, while Eastern Rhinos travel to Myton Warriors.


The full draw is: Queens v Selby Warriors; Sharlston Rovers v Upton; Boothtown Terriers v Fryston Warriors; West Bowling v North Herts Crusaders; Thatto Heath Crusaders v Widnes West Bank; Thornhill Trojan

v Morley Borough; Myton Warriors v Eastern Rhinos; Great Clifton Tigers

v Wath Brow Hornets; Mirfield Stags v Hunslet Club Parkside; Doncaster Toll Bar v Hull Isberg; West Leeds v Oldham St Anne’s.

Byes: Egremont Rangers, Birkenshaw, Batley Boys, East Hull, Ossett Trinity.