THE Coral Challenge Cup kicks off this weekend with two St Helens teams in action.

On Saturday (11 January) Pilkington Recs entertain West Hull at Ruskin Drive, while Thatto Heath travel to Yorkshire to face Thornhill Trojans.

Meanwhile Ashton Bears, coached by former Saint Phil Veivers, travel up to Scotland to play their tie against the Edinburgh Eagles.

All games kick off 2pm.