Challenge Cup second round: Results and round-up

Challenge Cup Dublin City Exiles SWpix Credit: Alamy
Challenge Cup Dublin City Exiles SWpix Credit: Alamy

The draw for the third round of the Challenge Cup will be held at Featherstone on Monday, February 27, live on BBC Sport and iPlayer (6pm).

There were a number entertaining matches in Round Two of the Challenge Cup, with amateur club Rochdale Mayfield knocking out League 1 opposition Cornwall 20-14 on Saturday.

It was a good weekend for Rochdale’s clubs, with the Hornets running out comfortable 42-4 victors over London Skolars at home.

There was an all-League 1 affair in Doncaster, with the hosts just edging past Oldham 28-26 to reach the third round.

Dublin City Exiles, who became the first-ever Irish club to win a Challenge Cup tie, bowed out of the competition after being humbled 68-14 at Orrell St James.

Ashton Bears were only only 14-8 behind at half-time against League 1 side Dewsbury. However, the Rams pulled away in the second half and won 38-8.

There are 12 community clubs in the Challenge Cup third round – Rochdale Mayfield, Wath Brow Hornets, Stanningley, West Bowling, Thatto Heath Crusaders, Leigh Miners Rangers, York Acorn, Wests Warriors, Hunslet ARLFC, Siddal, Orrell St James and Westgate Common.

And there are seven League 1 clubs in the draw for the third round – Dewsbury Rams, North Wales Crusaders, Rochdale Hornets, Workington Town, Midlands Hurricanes, Doncaster and Hunslet.

Challenge Cup results:


Cornwall 14-20 Rochdale Mayfield

Brentwood Eels 4-58 Wath Brow Hornets

Fryston Warriors 12-28 Stanningley

Lock Lane 22-30 West Bowling

Saddleworth Rangers 4-18 Thatto Heath Crusaders

Ashton Bears 8-38 Dewsbury Rams

Myton Warriors 22-34 Leigh Miners Rangers

North Wales Crusaders 70-0 Royal Navy

Royal Air Force 10-12 York Acorn

Wests Warriors 18-14 London Chargers

Hunslet ARLFC 66-0 Pilkington Recs

Siddal 14-8 West Hull

Orrell St James 68-14 Dublin City Exiles


Rochdale Hornets 42-4 London Skolars

GB Police 18-22 Westgate Common

Workington Town 68-6 Ince Rose Bridge

Hull Dockers 4-50 Midlands Hurricanes

Doncaster 28-26 Oldham

Hunslet 68-6 Heworth

The third round draw will be held live from Featherstone on Monday from 6pm, live on the BBC.

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