Derby foes drawn together in Brian McDermott Memorial Cup

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KINSLEY Hotel Raiders will host Ryhill Hammers in a local derby clash in the Brian McDermott Memorial Cup.

Wakefield ARL made the draws for their three senior cup competitions as the new amateur rugby league season approaches.

The derby game is the pick of the early round in the Brian McDermott Memorial Cup competition, while Upton have been handed a tough trip to Sharlston Rovers.

The Quarry Lane side will have home advantage in the Unison President’s Cup after being drawn against Crofton.

Ryhill and Kinsey are both on home soil in the early round of the newly-named Talbot and Falcon Cup, with Ryhill hosting Sharlston A and Kinsley hosting Eastmoor A.

The matches will be played on Saturday, September 17 (kick-off 2pm).

Brian McDermott Memorial Cup draw: Stanley Rangers v Wakefield City, Kinsley Raiders v Ryhill Hammers, Normanton Knights v Westgate Wolves, Sharlston Rovers v Upton. Byes: Ackworth, Crigglestone-Kettlethorpe, Crofton, Eastmoor.

Unison President’s Cup draw: Upton v Crofton, Ackworth v Sharlston Rovers. Byes: Crigglestone-Kettlethorpe, Westgate Wolves.

Talbot and Falcon Cup draw: Ryhill Hammers v Sharlston Rovers A, Kinsley Hotel Raiders v Eastmoor A, Westgate Wolves A v Normanton Knights A, Wakefield City v Stanley Rangers A.

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