For a few days, we’ve been setting up a high-speed Internet feed for the RFL in Plymouth. It has required live broadcasting to be streamed on the BBC, for a live draw on Tuesday the 28th February.
Although the weather has been appalling, and sea has been booming against the shorelines, spirits were high between ship crew and RFL operatives. The setting for the 4th round of the challenge cup draw, was hosted in quite an unusual location, HMS Bulwark. Being one of the two newest amphibious transport docks in the Royal Navy’s Albion-Class, primarily designed to deliver marines to shore by air and sea, this was quite the surreal setting to host the 4th round of the 2017 Ladbrokes Challenge Cup.
Leading the draw, we had Major Jack Duckitt Royal Marines Chairman Royal Marine Rugby League Association and Vice Chairman Royal Navy Rugby League Association), who was picking the home balls. And the Away teams were drawn by former Great Britain and St Helens Captain Paul Sculthorpe.
Another event smoothly docked and harbored, with a MyComms Solution