Rugby League

Army Lose Rugby Super League South Opener Against London Broncos

An inexperienced Army team's defensive mistakes cost them in their first-ever Super League south game.

The British Army women's rugby league team has lost in their Super League South debut to London Broncos.

A 20-12 defeat in Aldershot saw two impressive tries from Ancilla Carr as a highlight for the military team.

However, an inexperienced line-up saw some defensive mistakes as they fell to defeat.

The match was the Army's first in the Super League South – a brand new competition created by the Rugby Football League.

It was a much-changed team from the Challenge Shield winners of 2019 and as the team has played few fixtures since then due to the coronavirus pandemic, their lack of experience showed.

London Broncos celebrate their final try as they beat the Army in Aldershot.

A sloppy defensive giveaway in a dangerous area led to London Broncos opening the scoring with Courtney Treco's unconverted try.

However, the Army had a powerhouse to call up on as Carr scored two similar tries powering through the Broncos defensive line.

The Army were in full control but their defensive work let Broncos back into the game.

Here's how the Army reacted to the loss on their Twitter page.

Jess Ingram darted over for the away team before Iona McCusker followed suit as the Army defenders were slow to react.

Broncos now led 14-12 but that close scoreline would be widened before the end.

Kaye Selby powered through a disappointed Army line and Broncos had their victory to start the season.

The Army take on Bedford Tigers in their next Super League South match.