The Royal Navy made it to the fourth round in the first time in their history last year
The Royal Navy had a historic Challenge Cup run last year after making it to the fourth round.
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Military teams drawn for first round of Rugby League Challenge Cup

The Royal Navy made it to the fourth round in the first time in their history last year
The Royal Navy had a historic Challenge Cup run last year after making it to the fourth round.

The draws for the first round of the Rugby League Betfred Challenge Cup have been announced with three military teams among the draw. 

Two of the three military teams have home ties, with the Royal Navy drawn to play Barrow Island from Cumbria in Portsmouth. 

The Royal Navy reached the fourth round of the Challenge Cup last year for the first time in their history and they will be looking to better that result this time around. 

The British Army will host Lancashire side, the Ashton Bears, in their hometown of Aldershot, where they will be looking to progress further into the tournament after being knocked out by the Navy in the second round last year.

Meanwhile, the Royal Air Force have been drawn against South Yorkshire outfit, Doncaster Toll Bar, where they too will be looking for a better Challenge Cup showing after being knocked out in the first round last year.

Thirty-six teams will play in the first round with matches scheduled for 11 and 12 February. 

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