Rugby League

Army Men One Step Closer To Retaining Inter Services Rugby League Title

A win against the Navy in the opening game means the Army could be crowned champions on Friday.

The Army have beaten the Navy in their opening match of the Rugby League Inter Services.

A 24-8 win means the reigning champions can retain their title by beating the RAF on Friday.

It was a slow start to the match with both teams cancelling each other out. A penalty was scored by both teams as the game went into the second half, but a wonder try would change the match.

It was the Army who took the lead through a tremendous run from Robert Matamosi. The Fijian sprinted the entire length of the field to get over the try line and Kieron Roche's conversion turned the game in his team's favour.

Within a few minutes, the Army had a second try. Matty Scott's quick thinking fed the ball to Deck Baines who passed it on to vice-captain Pete Holmes for a simple score.

The Army have beaten the Navy to win the Jack Harrison trophy for the past three years.

Mickey Hoyle added a third for the Army soon after and the Navy were starting to be left behind at 18-2.

Roche jinked his way through for a fourth try to put the game out of sight.

Despite the Navy scoring late on through Danny Johnson, a convincing 24-8 win meant the Army captain Jordan Kerman lifted the Jack Harrison trophy for the third straight year.

They will look to lift the Inter Services trophy at Aldershot on Friday with a win against the Air Force.