Thirty-six sides will go into the famous velvet bag to participate in one of the country’s oldest tournaments and will form the first two rounds of the 2016 Ladbrokes Challenge Cup, which will be played on January 30 – 31 and February 13 – 14.

Nine winning teams progressing from the second round will face teams from Kingstone Press League 1 in the third round (February 27-28). Kingstone Press Championship sides enter at the fourth round stage (March 19-20). The bottom four clubs in the 2015 First Utility Super League season enter in the fifth (April 16-17) with the top eight Super League teams in 2015 joining the competition in the sixth round (May 7-8).

 

  1. Aberdeen Warriors
  2. Blue Bulls
  3. Distington
  4. East Leeds
  5. Egremont Rangers
  6. Featherstone Lions
  7. Great Britain Police Rugby League
  8. Hull Dockers
  9. Hull University
  10. Hunslet Club Parkside
  11. Kells
  12. Leigh Miners Rangers
  13. Lock Lane
  14. London Chargers RL
  15. Millom
  16. Normanton Knights
  17. Northumbria University
  18. Nottingham Outlaws
  19. Oulton Raiders
  20. Pilkington Recs
  21. Rochdale Mayfield
  22. Royal Air Force
  23. Royal Navy
  24. Sharlston Rovers
  25. Shaw Cross Sharks
  26. Siddal
  27. Stanningley
  28. Thatto Heath Crusaders
  29. The Army
  30. Thornhill Trojans
  31. Underbank Rangers
  32. Wath Brow Hornets
  33. West Bowling
  34. West Hull
  35. Widnes West Bank
  36. York Acorn

First round ties will be played over the weekend of January 30 – 31.

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