<!-- Image with inadequate rationale removed: -->The 2007 Carnegie Challenge Cup
began in February 2007. The Challenge Cup is the most prestigious knock-out competition in the world of rugby league
, featuring teams from across Europe including England, Scotland, Wales, France and Russia.
In 2007 the preliminary round was dropped, reducing the number of amateur
clubs involved. Teams from the National League
were given byes to round three, and teams from the Super League
entered in round four. Teams from outside of the UK were introduced at various stages.
The final was 26 August at the new Wembley Stadium
between the holders St Helens
and Catalans Dragons
. The Dragons was the first French club ever to take part in the competition's final, however, were eventually outclassed by St. Helens 30-8.
- (week ending 4 February)
Teams came from the National Conference League
, Rugby League Conference
, Student Rugby League
, Pennine League
, North West Counties
, Yorkshire League
, CARLA, Hull & District League
and the Armed Forces
. This round consisted entirely of amateur teams. Fife Lions
, the only Scottish club in the tournament, were eliminated.
- (week ending 25 February)
Russian team Kazan Arrows
entered the competition. Castleford Lock Lane defeated Bradford Dudley Hill after extra time in the closest game of this round, which against consisted of amateur teams.
- (week ending 11 March)
Teams from National League Two
, National League One
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