Capital Challenge

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Capital Challenge ~ London Skolars v London Broncos

🏉 Rugby league meets the City of London as the Capital Challenge returns for 2023 with this year’s edition featuring London Skolars versus London Broncos. 

NEWSFLASH: The Capital Challenge at Honourable Artillery Company is a wrap for 2023! 

🎟️ INTERESTED in TICKETS for 2024?  Email us at with ‘Capital Challenge’ in the subject box and we’ll tip you off as soon as tickets go on sale.   

CONGRATULATIONS to London Broncos who beat London Skolars 58-18 in an entertaining match played out at Honourable Artillery Company, marking the traditional season-opener for rugby league in the capital.  Stay tuned here for news of the 2024 Capital Challenge as soon as its announced. 


The stunning surroundings of the Honourable Artillery Company (HAC) is the venue for the 18th annual Capital Challenge match this afternoon.

The Capital Challenge has become an standout event on London’s rugby league calendar since its inception at the start of the century.  In recent years London Skolars have welcomed Wigan Warriors and the British Army to HAC, and this year sees an all-capital showdown as London Skolars take on London Broncos.

London Skolars v Wigan Warriors at the 2021 Capital Challenge | Photo: @mossfoto

London Skolars beat the British Army 52-18 to win the 2022 Capital Challenge and they’ll be hoping for more of the same at the Honourable Artillery Company this afternoon.  It promises to be a fiercely competitive encounter with local bragging rights at stake and both sides prepare for the rugby league season where the Skolars will compete in League 1 and the Broncos in the Championship.

Rugby league is not played on a more iconic or valuable sporting venue than the Honourable Artillery Company.  The HAC is a 5-minute walk from Moorgate and the heart of London’s financial district. 

🗝️ Doors open at 12 noon for hospitality guests.

🗝️ Doors open at 1pm TBC for general admission ticket holders.

🏉 Match starts: 2pm. 

🎟️ General admission tickets on currently off-sale.  Hospitality packages for 2024 will be available, email to enquire.

🚊 🚗 Travel tips: Public transport is recommended.  Old Street (tube and national rail) is the nearest station to the venue which is on the Northern Line and Northern City Line between Moorgate and Essex Road stations.  Moorgate station (tube and national rail) is also nearby which is accessible on the Northern, Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan line on the tube, and Northern City Line.  Plan your journey at the Transport for London website.

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