Finch hoping to prove he is a Challenge Cup force to be reckoned with

Mark FinchMark Finch
Mark Finch
Leamington Royals vice-captain Mark Finch will get another taste of Tetley’s Challenge Cup action on Sunday when Great Britain Police meet the British Army in the second round.

Finch was a second-half substitute in the Police’s 38-24 first-round victory over Loughborough University, appearing on the wing.

He has retained his place in the squad for Sunday’s clash at Stanningley Rugby Club in Leeds, continuing a meteoric rise for the relatively recent convert to the sport.

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“It is a great honour being selected to represent Great Britain Police,” said Finch.

“Even more so as I have only been playing rugby league for three years after being brought up playing union for Harbury RFC.

“Other members of the Police squad have been playing since they could walk.

“I cannot thank (Royals co-founder and coach) Ash Howlett enough for introducing me to this brilliant sport.”

The winners of Sunday’s tie will progress to the third round on the weekend of March 15 which will see semi-professional clubs entering for the first time.