Categories Archives: Rugby

Fiji Dazzle in the Drizzle

FIJI are the new Armed Forces World Champions. With a great display of hard clever rugby in murky conditions they beat the British Army at the Stoop by 30 pts—10. From the opening moments when lock Save Tabakanalagi seized on a mix of fumbles and indeci

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Georgia Beaten But Not Defeated

Anyone who watched the first five minutes and the last fifteen would have thought this to be a one sided IDRC Plate Final. In this time the Royal Navy score 26 unanswered points through four well taken tries. However, for the remaining three quarters of t

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British Army to Take on Fiji

British Army 40 – Defence Blacks 15 The British Army will face the Fiji Armed Forces in the Final of the Defence World Cup at the Harlequins STOOP on Thursday 29th October at 1900 hrs. The Army overcame a spirited New Zealand team in the Semi Finals by

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Army Dynamics Overcome South Africa

British Army 53 – South Africa 17 After a squeaky performance against the French the Army were out to prove their pedigree against a strong South African side with large forwards and lightening backs. Selecting a side restructured via a few injuries

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Royal Navy Rampant Against Spirited Canada Armed Forces

Royal Navy 116 – Canada 0 With the score board showing a Nelson, the RN leading 111 – 0, Canada were enjoying some rare possession as they broke up field. The continuity that they had lacked was found and the, until then, resolute defence of the N

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France Comeback to Beat RAF

RAF 13 – France 29 With the group stages now behind us, it was time for the knock out stages of the competition with RAF being pitted against France for the first of the IDRC quarter finals. With the anthems out of the way, RAF started proceedings.

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New Zealand Win To Make Semi Final

New Zealand 45 – Tonga 8 New Zealand travelled to RAF Halton to meet Tonga for the station’s second Quarter Final of the day. Soon after the anthems were sung, both teams lined up opposite each other for their pre-match retuals. A thunderous H

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Japan by a Thread – Fantastic Stuff

Japan 28 — 26 Georgia Japan started very quickly—and then floored it. It was high-tempo attack to the try line for eighty minutes as the men from the Far East played an amazing coherent brand of rugby uncommon to the UK. The props were slightly wider

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Fiji Top Group With Victory Over Kiwis

New Zealand 6 – Fiji 32 With both teams unbeaten prior to the final group round there was a lot at stake for this match of contrasting styles. Fiji, all power and pace, had probably looked the most convincing through the opening rounds but the Defen

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