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1895 CUP RETURNS FOR SECOND YEAR

Featherstone Rovers will again enter the AB Sundecks 1895 Cup, with the hopes of reaching the Wembley Final!

The AB Sundecks 1895 Cup will have a fresh look in its second season, with three Community Clubs from the National Conference League Premier Division joining 17 from Betfred Championship and League 1 for a second opportunity in 2020 to reach a Wembley Final.

The NCL champions West Hull will join York Acorn and Underbank Rangers – who are both still alive and kicking in the Coral Challenge Cup – in the First Round draw which will be held in Cumbria on March 18.

Rovers will join the competition in the Second Round, where ties taking place midweek in the week commencing 27 April 2020. The draw for the Second Round takes place on Wednesday 18 March.

Last season, Featherstone were edged 22-16 by finalists Widnes Vikings at the DCBL Stadium in the Second Round. The competition offers a fantastic opportunity for Betfred Championship and League One Clubs to book a place at Wembley Stadium.

Widnes eventually faced Sheffield Eagles in the Wembley Final and it was the Yorkshire-based side that lifted the first ever AB Sundecks 1895 Cup.

#UTR | Jake Millard