The draw for the first round of the 2017 League 1 Cup took place last night live on BBC Radio Leeds.

The home teams were drawn by former Keighley Cougars player and Man of the Match in last year’s final at Bloomfield Road, Blackpool, Paul Handforth; the away teams were drawn by West Yorkshire Sport Daily presenter Paul Ogden.

Hunslet RLFC will face Newcastle Thunder in the first round of the League 1 Cup at the South Leeds Stadium on Sunday 19th February, Kick off 3pm.

Admission for the game will be £15 Adults, £10 Concessions and £5 for under 16’s.

The draw in full is as follows:

Pool A (northern regions):

Whitehaven v Workington Town

York City Knights v North Wales Crusaders

Hunslet RLFC v Newcastle Thunder

Keighley Cougars v Doncaster

Rochdale Mayfield v Barrow Raiders

Pool B (midlands and southern regions):

Oxford v Coventry Bears

South Wales Ironmen v London Skolars

Hemel Stags v University of Gloucestershire All Golds