HAYDOCK will be in the bag for 2019 Challenge Cup first round draw which takes place at Headingley on December 14.

The North West Counties Men's League side earned the invitation after reaching the BARLA National Cup Final last year.

The Yickers enjoyed a cracking run in rugby league's oldest knockout competition back in 2017 when they became the lowest-ranked team ever to make round four - a run that ended with a televised knockout by professional outfit Oldham.

The RFL will reveal the full list of participating clubs on Monday, with the opening round due to take place on the weekend of January 26/27.