Women’s Challenge Cup draw

The draws for the early rounds of both the Betfred Men’s and Women’s Challenge Cups were broadcast live from Wembley Stadium on Thursday evening, with Wigan Warriors Women set to face Featherstone Rovers, Salford Red Devils and Cardiff Demons in Group 1. 

This year the finals of both competitions will be staged at Wembley – an historic double header on Saturday 12 August. The Men’s competition follows a straight knock-out format, with ties for rounds one and two now drawn, while the 16-team Women’s competition begins with a group stage to determine the quarter-finalists. 

36 teams from the community game will entered the Men’s competition at Round One (11/12 February), including each of the three Armed Forces sides, six teams from the Southern Conference League, and one each from Wales, Scotland and Ireland. The teams competing in the 18 Round One ties will then go forward into the Round Two draw, alongside 10 teams from Betfred League One and 10 more from the Impact Performance National Conference League Premier Division. Round Two ties will take place on 25/26 February.      

The Betfred Women’s Challenge Cup features 12 teams from the Betfred Women’s Super League, plus Championship sides Oulton Raidettes and Hull KR, and Cardiff Demons and London Broncos from the Betfred Women’s Super League South. Those 16 teams were drawn into four groups of four, with matches beginning on Sunday 23rd April.

Group One:

  • Wigan Warriors
  • Featherstone Rovers
  • Salford Red Devils
  • Cardiff Demons

Group Two:

  • Huddersfield Giants
  • Bradford Bulls
  • Oulton Raidettes
  • Leeds Rhinos

Group Three:

  • Warrington Wolves
  • Castleford Tigers
  • London Broncos
  • St Helens

Group Four:

  • Barrow Raiders
  • Leigh Leopards
  • Hull KR
  • York Valkyrie

Tickets for the 2023 cup finals at Wembley Stadium, including the AB Sundecks 1895 Cup Final, are on sale now via the RFL website. Fans can take advantage of an Early Bird offer of 25% OFF all tickets, with prices starting from only £15 Adults and £7.50 for Under 16s.

Thursday 12 January 2023