The Royal Signals have won the Lawson Cup for the first time in their history.

They beat the Royal Engineers 20-14 in the Army inter-corps rugby league final.

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The signalmen enjoyed plenty of possession in the opening stages and were rewarded with an early penalty, as the Royal Engineers did all they could to slow down their opponents advance on their try line.

James Young had the simple task of slotting his kick from in front of the posts for a 2-0 lead.

Inter Services rugby league final 2017

They then doubled their lead after another penalty, but then went behind after the Sappers nabbed a converted try following an outrageous moment of skill from Ernest Petueli, who flicked the ball off his boot to run in and score.

The teams were to go into the break all square at 6-6 after a Young penalty, though.

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The two sides were to trade penalties at the start of the second period, before Young made the most of a fumble to dive in for a converted try.

The Signalmen, now with their tails up, added a second try after John Davet Anivalu collected the ball before blitzing his way past his opponents to slide over.

Inter Services rugby league final 2017

The Engineers scored late on but it ultimately proved mere consolation, the match ending 20-14 and providing a historic win for the Royal Signals.

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