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Army Women Win Rugby League Inter Services Title After Convincing Victory

They defeated the RAF in Aldershot to retain their title.

The Army have won the 2019 Women's Inter Services title in Aldershot.

After a dominant display against the Royal Navy last week, the ladies in red knew a victory against the RAF would seal the championship.

They ran in 11 tries to retain their title with a 58-0 win.

The Army blew their opponents away from the very start and the RAF struggled to make a notable charge into their opponent's half of the pitch.

In the first 40 minutes, the Army smashed in eight tries to lead by 42-0 at the break.

Jess McAuley (2), Beth Dainton, Abbie Eatock (2), Emily White and Carrie Roberts all strode over the try line as the Army made it look easy.

The second half was disrupted for a long period as an RAF player received treatment and was forced off the field on a stretcher.

The delay saw officials make the call to end the game at 6.30pm, meaning just 15 minutes were left when play restarted.

Watch: relive the Army's huge win to clinch the Inter Services Rugby League title

When the rugby got going again, it was more of the same for the Army.

Jade Kavanagh-Barnes was next to add her name to the scoresheet and Roberts' conversion made it 48-0.

Tries from Dainton and Ella Donnelly rounded off an impressive 58-0 win for the Army which saw them lift the 2019 Inter Services title.