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The challenge continues - Australian Rugby league News
globalrugbyleague - Thu, 19 Feb 2009 18:54:00 GMT
Success continued for the British Army in the Challenge Cup after they convincingly defeated Featherstone Rovers 30-12 in round two.

They simply proved to be too formidable at Mill Pond Stadium which is not surprising considering many of their squad were part of the Combined Services World Cup winning team who defeated Australia.

Man of the match went to the Army's very own Daryll Wynne.

The British Army team is made up of soldiers posted around the world and that sometimes restricts the amount of time a coach has with the team before a game.

Opposition hoping this would disadvantage the boys in uniform have been severely disappointed as the Army remains undefeated following their last two matches against the West London Sharks (22-10) and Northumbria University (72-0).

National student champions Leeds Met Carnegie clinched a place in the third round of the Carnegie Challenge Cup for a third successive year thanks to a 20-6 win over Scottish champions Edinburgh Eagles.
Charles Parton, Rees Griffiths, Jack Simpson and Iain Gordon scored the tries which earned the team a place in Tuesday's draw alongside the semi-professional clubs from the Co-operative Championship and representatives from France and Russia.

Re-reformed Rochdale Hornets will now face Leeds Met Carnegie on the weekend of March 7-8.

Featherstone Lions 12 British Army 30
Kells 31 Leigh MR 22
Saddleworth 20 Castleford Lock Lane 16
Sharlston Rovers 20 Leigh East 10
Siddal 34 West Bowling 10
Wath Brow 40 Hull Dockers 22
Widnes St Maries 8 Queens 15
Wigan St Judes 24 Pilkingtons 28
Wigan St Patricks 24 West Hull 12
Leeds Met 20 Edinburgh Eagles 6
Loughborough University 20 Royal Navy 18

Challenge Cup teams learn't their fate this week after the third draw was announced by tournament officials.

Former winners Sheffield have been paired with newcomers Toulouse, making the Eagles the first team to visit the french outfit in the championship.

One-time Cup kings Widnes will clash with Oldham amateur side Saddleworth while Russian champs Locomotiv Moscow could end up singing Kylie Minogue's famous single "locomotion" should they celebrate a victory over Leigh.

A number of teams might think its groundhog day as they face off against challenge cup rivals for the second time including the British Army who will once again go into combat against the Featherstone Rovers.

Halifax will face student opposition in the form of Loughborough University.In the two-all Championship ties, Barrow will stare down Blackpool while Gateshead will take on Whitehaven.

Carnegie Challenge Cup Ties
Round 3 (March 7-8)

Siddal V Swinton
York City Knights V Wigan St Patricks
Featherstone Rovers V The Army
Queens V Doncaster
Pilkington Recs V Batley
Barrow V Blackpool
Gateshead V Whitehaven
Workington V Lezignan
Leigh Centurions V Lokomotiv Moscow
Oldham Roughyeds V Sharlston
Sheffield Eagles V Toulouse
Leeds Met Carnegie V Rochdale Hornets
Widnes Vikings V Saddleworth
Wath Brow Hornets V London Skolars
Keighley V Pia
Kells V Hunslet
Halifax V Loughborough University
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