Ready for the off…



THIRTY-ONE teams will battle for the 2016 Conference Challenge Trophy.

The tournament, which is contested by sides in the Kingstone Press Cider National Conference League, gets underway on Saturday 30 April. The final has, in recent years, been played as part of a triple-header including the RFL’s Championship and National League Grand Finals.

First round pairings are:

Stanley Rangers v Thatto Heath Crusaders

Rochdale Mayfield v Bradford Dudley Hill

Leigh Miners Rangers v Hunslet Club Parkside

Leigh East v West Hull

Normanton Knights v Oldham St Anne’s

Waterhead Warriors v East Leeds

Thornhill Trojans v Stanningley

Wigan St Patrick’s v Rylands Sharks

Saddleworth Rangers v Crosfields

Drighlington v Gateshead Storm

Millom v Featherstone Lions

Hunslet Warriors v Elland

Underbank Rangers v Skirlaugh

Dewsbury Celtic v Wigan St Jude’s

Ince Rose Bridge v Dewsbury Moor Maroons.    Milford Marlins have a bye.