Rugby League

RAF To Play Distington In Challenge Cup Second Round

Second round fixtures will be played on the weekend of February 9 and 10.

The RAF have been drawn away to Distington in the second round of the Challenge Cup.

Based in Cumbria, Distington beat Torfaen Tigers in their first-round match.

The RAF are the sole military team in the second round after both the Army and Navy suffered defeats over the weekend.

The Airmen beat North Herts Crusaders to seal their place in the draw and hope to better their result from last year where they were knocked out at this stage.

In Portsmouth, the Navy were well-beaten on the losing end of a 42-12 score while away in Yorkshire, the Army suffered a cup upset.

They were favourites for the game against Bentley, but an 18-16 loss meant they were eliminated in the first round.