Rangers may get Star draw in cup round

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(33) T R Ge­orge 10 11-6 (D2) .................... P Brennan 91 (36) P Ni­cholls 8 11-0 (D2) ................ H Cob­den 85 (9) P Bowen 7 11-0 ......................... S Bowen 85 (15) K Bai­ley 7 11-0 ............................................ D Bass 91 (15) C Longs­don 10 11-0 (C, D2)Jonathan Burke 79 (211) N Hen­der­son 10 11-0 (CD) ......... N De Boinville — (10) An­drew Martin 8 11-0 (D) ............... Mr J Martin 70 (15) P Ni­cholls 7 11-0 (D2) .............. Bry­ony Frost 99 (203) Mrs J Wil­liams 9 11-0 ................... Lizzie Kelly 76 (35) D Skel­ton 8 10-11 (CD) ....................... H Skel­ton 82 BET­TING: 9-4 Char­bel, 10-3 God’s Own, 11-2 Tea For Two, 8 Art Mau­resque, 10 San Benedeto, Rene’s Girl, 12 Ham­mer­sly Lake, 14 Beg­gar’s Wishes, 20 Oth­ers.

5-2 Raced wide, held up in close 4th, 3rd 4 out, hit next, went 2nd 2 out, rid­den be­fore last, kept on run-in, al­ways held, 2nd of 6, 1/2l be­hind Poli­to­logue at As­cot 2m 5f Grade 2 chs (4yo+) (1) gs in Nov.

7-2 Dis­puted 2nd to 4th, tracked front pair, ef­fort on in­side 3 out, soon chal­lenged, rid­den be­fore last, led nar­rowly flat, held on gamely, won at Ex­eter 2m 1f hcp chs Grade 2 (1) gd in Nov beat­ing Ozzie The Os­car by 1/2l, 5 ran.

in a race won by De Bon Coeur at Au­teuil(FR) 3m 1f hdl G1 (1) gd in May, 13 ran. 14-1 In touch, head­way 3 out, soon chas­ing lead­ers, led ap­proach­ing last, hard driven when headed and no ex­tra close home, 2nd of 9, 1/2l be­hind Traf­fic Flu­ide at As­cot 3m Grade 3 hcp chs (4yo+) (1) gd in Nov. draw for the first round which is be­ing held next Fri­day (De­cem­ber 14) at Emer­ald Head­in­g­ley – the venue for the first Chal­lenge Cup fi­nal in 1897.

The draw, which will be held be­fore the sec­ond in­ter­na­tional be­tween Eng­land Acad­emy and Aus­tralia School­boys, will be streamed live on the BBC Sport web­site.

Colin Kley­weg, the chair­man of Red Star Belgrade Rugby League, said: “Red Star Belgrade are so proud to be a part of the 2019 Chal­lenge Cup. This is a huge day for rugby league in Ser­bia and for all ex­pand­ing nations that nur­ture lo­cal tal­ent and lo­cal play­ers.”

Red Star’s en­try fol­lows the his­toric Chal­lenge Cup tri­umph for the Cata­lans Dragons at Wem­b­ley last year – the first non-English team to win the com­pe­ti­tion.

Wales, Scot­land and Ire­land are rep­re­sented by Tor­faen Tigers, Ed­in­burgh Ea­gles and Longhorns re­spec­tively – with Longhorns, from Le­in­ster, in­cluded for the sec­ond year run­ning. The York­shire Men’s League will be rep­re­sented by Bent­ley and Bat­ley Boys.

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