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National League Two club, the London Skolars and Rugby League Ireland have teamed up to form the first Rugby League Capital Challenge. The tournament which will see a London Town side take on Dublin City will kick off on Friday July 4.
The clash which is also being combined with a special dinner, intends to be an annual clash and will see the best London born and bred players from the Summer Conference taking on those from Dublin which are made up from the Rugby League Ireland competition.
The clash should be reasonably close with RLI making huge advances in its three years of existence so far. The tournament looks like it will also be expanded in future years with new representative sides from around the world invited to compete for the Capital trophy. Moscow, Cardiff and Paris would be some likely opponents in future years.