Rugby Union

Meet This Year's UKAF Rugby League Squad In The Defence World Cup

The UK's Armed Forces team is down under for the Rugby League Defence World Cup.

The UK's Armed Forces team is down under for the Rugby League Defence World Cup.

The 24-man squad will be captained by the Navy's Ben Taylor with the RAF's James Hutchinson as vice-captain and contains 11 airmen, seven soldiers, five sailors and one marine.

They will play matches against the hosts Australia, New Zealand and Fiji, with the top two from the round-robin matches meeting in the final at the Pepper Stadium on July 16.

Their first match is against Fiji on July 7, before facing the hosts on July 9 and New Zealand on July 12.