Rugby League

Challenge Cup: Army Get Home Tie In Third Round

It is only the seventh time the team has reached this stage in the rugby league competition.

The British Army will play Ince Rose Bridge in the third round of the Challenge Cup.

It is only the seventh time in the military side's history they have reached this stage in the competition.

They progressed from the second round by beating Skirlaugh in Aldershot last week.

A winning drop goal from Ben O'Connell won the game for the Army side in extra-time, as they won 17-16.

Both the Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force were knocked out of the Challenge Cup in the first round - the Navy lost narrowly away to West Bank Bears, while the RAF lost to Bentley at Cranwell.

The Challenge Cup third round draw in full:

  • Workington Town v West Bowling
  • British Army v Ince Rose Bridge
  • Leigh Miners Rangers v Bentley
  • Rochdale Mayfield v North Wales Crusaders
  • Thornhill Trojans v Doncaster
  • Siddal v West Hull
  • Barrow Raiders v London Skolars
  • Hunslet v Coventry Bears
  • Keighley Cougars v Newcastle Thunder
  • Rochdale Hornets v York Acorn
  • West Wales Raiders v Underbank Rangers

The ties will be played on the 8 and 9 February.