The first match of the first round direct from Headingley, Leeds
Commentator, Eddie Waring
This year’s competition gets off to a glittering start with Leeds meeting Salford at Headingley – scene of last year’s epic final between Leigh and Castleford.
Leeds won the Rugby League Challenge Cup at Wembley in May in a controversial waterlogged final after a superb season. And big-spending Salford are maintaining their position as Lancashire’s most exciting club by signing players like former British Lions captain David Watkins.
The Floodlit Competition has emerged as Rugby League’s ‘ mini-cup ‘— and this time the absolute cream of the Northern game are lined up to compete. Thrills and fierce rivalry are guaranteed.