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.