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Challenge Accepted! Army And Navy Compete In A Brand New Rugby Cup

The old inter-service rivals clashed at the West of Scotland rugby club to compete for the first Veolia Water Armed Forces in Scotland Cup.

Forces rugby rivalry has been renewed between the Royal Navy and the Army in a brand new competition, the Veolia Water Armed Forces in Scotland Cup.

The first points went to the Navy, as a neck roll tackle on Jackson Acroman drew the penalty from the referee.

Alex McCauley got the scoreboard off and running in what proved to be a straightforward first half for the senior service.

The Army had real problems dealing with the Navy’s formidable pack and they got their first try of the match, Connor Slader, breaching the soldiers’ defence to extend the naval lead.

The Navy used this advantage again for their second try and third try of the match. Slader’s pace proved too much for the Army’s defensive line. 

The Army’s woes in the scrum continued. A turnover from their own put in gave Jack Tindle the chance to offload to Wayne Dawson, but Acroman gave the Navy a 32-nil lead at halftime.

The senior service then picked up from where they left off in the second half.

Cameron Ledley showed the Army a clean pair of heels before Duncan claimed his second try, but the Army did eventually get on the scoreboard.

Moore powering through the Navy’s defensive line before Nawacalevu got the soldiers their first points of the match.

But the Navy’s ruthless streak continued, with Acroman claiming his second of the game.

The last word was left to the Navy’s captain Sam Benzie, who showed a neat turn of pace to complete the rout and claim the silverware for the senior service. 

The game ended up 52 points to 14 and sees the Navy claim the first Veolia Water Armed Forces in Scotland Cup.