The UK Armed Forces Rugby League side has been reflecting on one of its toughest ever defeats, ahead of a must-win game against Australia.

They lost 40-20 to the Fijian Forces in the opening game of the Defence World Cup on Friday, and will now need a vastly improved performance against the tournament hosts, or risk going home early.

Today, the players have been reflecting as they try to recover, both physically and mentally from a game which they have admitted was one of the worst they've ever played.