Royal Navy make it to round two of the Challenge cup after demolishing Bridgend Blue Bulls 60-0 in South Wales. 140121 CREDIT BFBS .jpg
Rugby League

Royal Navy given home advantage in Challenge Cup third-round draw

Royal Navy make it to round two of the Challenge cup after demolishing Bridgend Blue Bulls 60-0 in South Wales. 140121 CREDIT BFBS .jpg

The Royal Navy rugby league team have been given a home match in the Challenge Cup third round.

The draw revealed the Navy will host National Conference side York Acorn in Portsmouth.

After beating the Army in all-military round two tie, the Navy will be playing in the third round for the first time since a 34-14 loss to Hunslet Hawks in 2012.

If the Navy can defeat York Acorn, they will be through to the fourth round for the first time ever.

During the draw, their potential fourth round opponents were revealed to be Batley Bulldogs.