Cup fixture dates announced

Following due consideration, the Rugby Football League has determined that the final Northern Rail Cup Group Three qualifying game between Celtic Crusaders and Doncaster RLFC which was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch on Saturday 15th March will not be re-arranged as all qualifying issues relating to the competition have been resolved. The Crusaders won the group with a game in hand.

The Crusaders now face Halifax away from home in the first knockout round of the Northern Rail Cup, a game that it is confirmed will be played on Sunday 6th April, kick-off 3pm.

It will be the Crusaders' second meeting in eight days with the Yorkshire-based side as the two sides face off at the Brewery Field in a Co-operative National League Two match on Saturday 29th March (kick-off 5.30pm).

Meanwhile, the date of the Crusaders' Carnegie Challenge Cup Fourth Round tie with Super League and World Club Champions, Leeds Rhinos at Headingley has also been confirmed. The game will take place on Friday 18th April, kick-off 8pm.

To travel to either of the above away matches, please contact Andy Burns on 07944 713716 or email supportcrusaders@googlemail.com.

The Crusaders open their Co-operative National League One season this Friday with a home match against Dewsbury Rams (kick-off 5.10pm) with Wales taking on England at under 16 international level as a curtain raiser at 2.30pm. Both games are at the Brewery Field in Bridgend.

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