Rugby League - Scottish champs set for Cup debut

Aberdeen Warriors will make their Tetley's Challenge Cup debut in St Helens after being paired with Pilkington Recs in the first round.

The Scottish champions are one of 44 amateur teams taking part in the opening round of the famous knockout competition, which starts on the weekend of February 1 and 2 and reaches a conclusion at Wembley on August 23.

The 14 Super League clubs enter the tournament at the fourth-round stage on the weekend of April 5-6.

First round ties:

Hull Dockers v Bristol Sonics.

Pilkington Recs v Aberdeen Warriors.

York Acorn v Siddal.

Wath Brow v Halton Simms Cross.

Loughborough University v British Police.

SW London Chargers v Torfaen Tigers.

Widnes St Maries v St Patricks.

RAF v Dewsbury Celtic. Askam v British Army.

Royal Navy v Walney Central.

Myton v East Hull.

Saddleworth Rangers v Milford Marlins.

Kells v St Judes.

Skirlaugh v Rochdale Mayfield.

Shaw Cross Sharks v Thatto Heath Crusaders.

Leigh Miners Rangers v Hunslet Warriors.

Oulton Raiders v West Hull.

Underbank Rangers v East Leeds.

Leeds Met University v Millom.

Blackbrook v Egremont Rangers.

Woolston Rovers v Elland.

Lock Lane v Normanton Knights.