Army v Navy rugby match

Tickets for next year's Army v Navy rugby match at Twickenham have sold out in eight hours - causing a flurry of excitement across social media.

They went on sale at midnight on Wednesday, with the British Army's allocation gone by 7am and the Royal Navy's an hour or so later.

It's smashed the record from last year, when the 80,000 tickets available sold out in four days.

The annual game sees the culmination of the Inter-Services rugby union competition.

Played for the Babcock trophy at the home of England rugby, 2017 marked the 100th match between the two sides.

The Army were victorious this year, winning 29-20 against a resurgent Navy.

That victory represented revenge on the Senior Service, who won in 2016, with the Royal Air Force, who don't play at Twickenham, crowned Inter-Services champions in 2015.

RAF 2015 Inter-Services win after Army-Navy
The RAF won the Inter-Services Championship in 2015 despite not playing at Twickenham

The women's match acts as a curtain-raiser to the main event, played at the nearby Kneller Hall.

The Army women have maintained a 100%-win record in that fixture.

Enthusiasm about the next Twickenham clash, meanwhile, has been shared by members of the public across social media.

Reactions ranged from the triumphant...

 

To the sleepy:

 

 

To the relieved:

 

 

To the overly-ambitious:

 

 

To the slightly fortuitous...

 

 

To the slightly desperate:

 

 

To the really desperate...

 

 

To the satisfied:

 

 

Were you one of the people online in the early hours trying to get a ticket?

Or did you miss out and are now hoping for a miracle?

Comment below, we'd love to know...

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