Army rugby league women team celebrate winning Challenge Shield Final.
Rugby League

Rugby League: Army And RAF Discover Women's Challenge Cup First Round Opponents

Round one of the competition is to be played on Sunday 1 March.

Army rugby league women team celebrate winning Challenge Shield Final.

The British Army have been drawn away to Durham and the Royal Air Force at home to Keighley Cougars in the first round of the Women's Challenge Cup.

Both the military sides made it as far as the second round stage in 2019, where they each suffered heavy home defeats.

Elsewhere in the 2020 first round draw, Wigan St Patricks welcome Whitley Bay Barbarians, and Nottingham have a home tie against Halifax.

The matches are to be played on Sunday 1 March.

A number of teams have byes through to the second round - Hull KR, Rochdale Hornets, Cutsyke and East Leeds.

Women's Challenge Cup first round draw in full:

  • Durham v British Army
  • Wigan St Patricks v Whitley Bay Barbarians
  • RAF v Keighley Cougars
  • Nottingham v Halifax

In the men's competition, the Army have made it through to the fourth round for the first time ever, where they will face an away tie at either Rochdale Hornets or York Acorn.

Cover image: The Army rugby league women's side celebrate winning the Challenge Shield Final in 2019.