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.