Sheffield legends to conduct Ladbrokes Challenge Cup draw


John Kear, who coached Sheffield Eagles to Challenge Cup glory in 1998, will be joined by his scrum-half that day, Lance Todd Trophy winner Mark Aston, for the draw for the second round of the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup.

The event will take place at RAF Coningsby on Tuesday 2 February from 7.00pm and will be streamed exclusively live on the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup website.


The draw can be watched by visiting

This weekend’s first round ties are:

London Chargers v Shaw Cross Sharks

Thatto Heath Crusaders v Hunslet Club Parkside

Aberdeen Warriors v Northumbria University

Stanningley v Pilkington Recs

Normanton Knights v Distington

The Army v Siddal

West Bowling v Lock Lane

Leigh Miners Rangers v Underbank Rangers

East Leeds v Oulton Raiders

Millom v University of Hull

Royal Navy v Featherstone Lions

Widnes West Bank v Rochdale Mayfield

Wath Brow Hornets v Royal Air Force

Hull Dockers v Thornhill Trojans

Egremont Rangers v Blue Bulls

West Hull v Great Britain Police

Kells v Nottingham Outlaws

York Acorn v Sharlston Rovers