History 2 of 3

2. History 2

During the following year the Royal Navy played WARRIOR sponsored fixtures against the Army and Royal Air Force in what has now been established as an annual event. During the Associations first full year the Royal Navy reached the final of the Public Services Cup at Keighley going down to the Great Britain Students. In the second year RNRL was invited, by the RFL, to enter the National Silk Cup Challenge competition reaching the second round and in the third year won its first Inter Service match against the RAF at Portsmouth. In February 2002 the Association undertook its first overseas tour, playing 3 games over a 2-week period in Sydney Australia.