Shaw Cross Sharks arrange friendly after receiving walkover in Challenge Cup

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SHAW Cross Sharks have arranged a friendly at home to National Conference Premier Division side West Hull for Saturday (kick-off 2pm).

The Sharks scheduled Challenge Cup opponents Valley Cougars, from Wales, withdrew from the competition earlier this week, meaning Cross will receive a bye to the first round on February 18 or 19 when they will meet the winners of York Acorn against Norland Sharks.

The West Hull game will provide Cross with a stern test as they continue to build towards the start of the new National Conference summer season in March.

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