2009 Challenge Cup - Pools


Pool A features 48 teams, made up as follows:

  • The 40 teams from the National Conference League
  • The winners of the five major BARLA Regional Leagues
  • The winners of the three major BARLA Regional Cup Competitions - Yorkshire, North West & Cumberland

Pool B features 16 teams, which is a mixed bag of Rugby League Conference teams (including representatives from Scotland and Wales), armed forces representative teams and University teams.

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