Edge Hill Uni withdraw from Challenge Cup

Edge Hill University have withdrawn from the Carnegie Challenge Cup ahead of their Preliminary Round tie against Pennine League champions Sharlston Rovers, who now have a bye to the First Round of the competition.

The Student Rugby League Super 8 side were due to play Sharlston on February 4 but have cited difficulties fielding a team and Sharlston will now face the winners of the tie between Elland and Castleford Lock Lane away on February 18.

Sharlston officials moved quickly to request a league fixture and have been given a home tie vs Queens. League From this week onwards league kick offs are now 2.30pm.