Trip to London for Irish

Action from the game, Brighouse Rangers v Halifax Irish, RL at Brighouse Sports
Action from the game, Brighouse Rangers v Halifax Irish, RL at Brighouse Sports

Pennine League defectors Halifax Irish, Illingworth and Brighouse Rangers have had mixed luck in the draw for the first round of the 2015 BARLA National Cup.

The trio will be looking for a good run in the competition to maintain interest among their players prior to them applying to join the West Yorkshire Men’s League.

Irish face a trip to play one of three competition newcomers from London, Mudchute Uncles.

The Uncles are based on the Isle of Dogs and are an offshoot of the Newcastle University Rugby League Club.

Illingworth are also away but only have to go to Wakefield to face Pennine League Division Three outfit Crigglestone All Blacks.

Brighouse Rangers have a home draw against Greater Manchester side Hindley.

The tie of the round features 2014 winners Sharlston Rovers and Fryston Warriors, who are first and second respectively in the Pennine League Premier Division.

Round one: Batley Boys v Ryhill Hammers, Hunslet Parkside Club v Halton Simms Cross, Methley Royals v Keighley, Stanningley v Leeds Underdogs, Whinmoor Warriors v St Maries Vikings, Crigglestone All Blacks v Illingworth, Upton v North Herts Crusaders, Mudchute Uncles v Halifax Irish, Dewsbury Moor v Widnes West Bank, Egremont Rangers v West Leeds, Brighouse v Hindley, Sharlston Rovers v Fryston Warriors, Holderness Vikings v Thornhill Trojans, Heysham Atoms v Queensbury, Queens v Eastern Rhinos, Bamber Bridge v Wath Brow Hornets.

Games on Saturday, January 10.