Kevin Whately to conduct Tetley’s Challenge Cup draw

Date published: Thursday, March 7, 2013

He has solved some great mysteries during his career as a famous TV detective but Kevin Whately will determine matters of more significant importance next Wednesday (March 13)  when he helps conduct the draw for the third round of the 2013 Tetley’s Challenge Cup.

The celebrated actor is a long-standing Rugby League fan who regularly attends the final of the sport’s oldest and most prestigious knockout competition at Wembley each year and is better known to many as Lewis from the eponymous TV series, which is filmed in Oxford.

Kevin will be joined at the draw by Bruce Ray, the Communications Director of tournament sponsors Carlsberg UK.

The third round of the Tetley’s Challenge Cup sees the entry of the 23 Kingstone Press Championship and Championship One clubs, including for the first time Oxford, Hemel Stags and the University of Gloucestershire All Golds.

The draw will be hosted in the Rugby Pavilion at Oxford’s ‘new’ home, the historic Iffley Road sports ground in Oxford at 1.00pm.

Tickets for the 2013 Tetley’s Challenge Cup final which takes place at Wembley Stadium on Saturday August 24 are now on sale. Visit or call 0844 856 1113 for full details.