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Rugby League

RAF Beaten By Bentley In Rugby League Challenge Cup First Round

An 18-10 defeat at RAF Cranwell ended any hopes of a cup run for the Royal Air Force.

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The Royal Air Force rugby league team has been knocked out of the Challenge Cup in the first round.

They were defeated by Yorkshire-based team Bentley 18-10 at RAF Cranwell.

The Air Force were the only military team to make it to the second round last year, but have fallen at the first hurdle in 2020.

Bentley, who defeated the Army last year, took an early lead when Thomas Flounders finished off Jack Crasswell's pass.

Johnny Woodcock converted to make it 6-0.

The RAF managed to pull a try back, but Flounders scored again to give the away team a half-time lead.

In the second half, tries from Seaton and Jon Marshall confirmed the result for Bentley.

Sam Roberts managed to get on the scoresheet for the RAF, but it was not enough as they crashed out of the competition.