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All results are from the opening round of the Challenge Cup, confirming fixtures for the second round to be played on the weekend of 25-26 February.
The Dublin City Exiles made history by becoming the first Irish team to win a Challenge Cup tie. The side claimed a 42-8 victory over Hammersmith Hill Hoists on Saturday.
They were crowned All Ireland Premiership champions in 2022, defeating the Longhorns in the Grand Final in July.
It is the first time in 20 years that Dublin’s name has been included in rugby league’s oldest competition.
Ligue 1 clubs will enter the competition at this stage along with the 10 teams from the National Conference League Premier Division.
After beating British Army 28-12, Ashton Bears will host Dewsbury Rams, who faced relegation from the Championship in 2022.
The Hull Dockers will host the Midlands Storm after a 54-10 win over the Rhondda Outlaws.
Workington Town will host Inns Rose Bridge, while there is an all-League 1 tie between Rochdale Hornets and London Scholars. Similarly, Doncaster will face Oldham.
Elsewhere, North Wales Crusaders host Royal Navy
Entering the prestigious cup competition for the first time, Cornwall will host National Conference League Premier Division outfit Rochdale Mayfield.
In the final game of the opening round, the Mytton Warriors secured their place in the second round with a 40–26 victory over the Jarrow Vikings. They will host the Lehigh Miners & Rangers in the second round.
Challenge Cup first round results:
West Bowling 30-12 Waterhead Warriors
Royal Navy 28-16 Barrow Island
Edinburgh Eagles 20-30 Saddleworth Rangers
Brentwood Eels 34-24 Bedford Tigers
British Legion 12-28 Ashton Bear
Friston Warriors 38-22 Thornhill Trojans
Skirlough 16-26 West Warriors
Westgate Common 36-18 Crossfields
Distington 4-16 Orrell St James
Doncaster Toll Bar 24-36 Royal Air Force
Featherstone Lions 6-20 Great Britain Police
Hull Dockers 54-10 Rhondda Outlaws
Stanningly 38-4 Milford Marlins
London Chargers 32-12 North Herts Crusaders
Wigan St Patricks 22-30 Inns Rose Bridge
Hayworth ARLFC 22-6 Oulton Raiders
Jarrow Vikings 26-40 Myton Warriors
Challenge Cup second round fixtures
Myton Warriors Vs Leigh Miners Rangers
West Warriors vs London Chargers
Hull Dockers vs Midlands Storm
Ashton Bears vs Dewsbury Rams
Friston Warriors vs Staninglee
Workington Town vs Inns Rose Bridge
Rochdale Hornets v London Scholars
Aurel St James vs Dublin City Exiles
Cornwall v Rochdale Mayfield
Hunslet v Hayworth
Siddal v West Hull
Brentwood Eels We Wash Bro Hornets
North Wales Crusaders v Royal Navy
RAF vs York Acorns
lock lane vs west bowling
GB Police v Westgate Common
Hunslet ARLFC vs Pilkington Rec
doncaster vs oldham
Saddleworth Rangers vs Thatho Heath Crusaders
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