Challenge Cup

14 Jan 2022

Royal Navy book their place in Round 2 of Betfred Challenge Cup

Royal Navy book their place in Round 2 of Betfred Challenge Cup

The Royal Navy became the first team to book their place in Round Two of the 2022 Betfred Challenge Cup following a dominant 0-60 victory over Bridgend Blue Bulls on Friday evening.

Kiniviliame Dakuliga was the Navy’s danger man crossing twice and it was the winger who opened the scoring after just seven minutes. The Navy continued to control the first half running into a 0-38 lead at the break thanks to tries from Danny Johnson, Darren Bamford and James Parry alongside Dakuliga’s double. 

The Armed Forces outfit took just five minutes to cross after the interval as Matt Gaskell scored on his Navy debut. Three more tries followed from the visitors as they sealed a 0-60 win in Wales. 

The victory means the Royal Navy move into Round Two of the Betfred Challenge Cup and they will face the winner of tomorrow’s (Sat 15 Jan) live BBC Sport game between Orrell St James and the British Army.

You can watch Orrell face the British Army live on BBC Sport from 12:30pm before Rochdale Mayfield and Wigan St Patricks do battle in the Cup live on The Sportsman from 2:15pm.

Sunday’s live Betfred Challenge Cup offering comes from Our League as Bentley host Stanningley from 2pm.

Betfred Challenge Cup Round 1


Friday 14 January 

Bridgend Blue Bulls 0-60 Royal Navy


Saturday 15 January 

Orrell St James v British Army – Live on BBC Sport, 12:30pm

London Chargers v Ellenborough Rangers

West Hull v Upton

Thornhill Trojans v Royal Air Force

Edinburgh Eagles v York Acorn

Featherstone Rovers v Hunslet Club Parkside

Siddal v Great Britain Police

Lock Lane v Thatto Heath Crusaders

Jarrow Vikings v Wests Warriors

Rochdale Mayfield v Wigan St Patricks – Live on The Sportsman, 2:15pm

Leigh Miners Rangers v Milford

Galway Tribesmen v Pilkington Recs


Sunday 16 Janury

Bentley v Stanningley – Live on Our League, 2pm


Tickets for the 2022 Betfred Challenge Cup Final on Saturday 28 May at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium are available to purchase here.

Our League Active Registrations are now open to Community Rugby League players. Full details here.