Rugby Union

Rugby Union: RAF Taught Lesson By Cambridge University

The RAF rugby union side have been beaten away to Cambridge University.

The Air Force line-up included some development players, as they look to find their best fifteen for upcoming Inter Services matches.

The hosts took the lead mid-way through the first half through an unconverted Fergus Jeffrey try.

Moments later, the game was stopped when Douglas Russell was knocked unconscious and was stretchered off.

A long break in play was followed by a try for the visitors, as Chris Craig crossed the line to level the scores.

Cambridge, however, went into half time with a seven-point lead, after Mike Phillips' 40th-minute try was converted to take the score to 12-5.

Tom Windiback scored a consolation try for the RAF.
Tom Windiback scored a consolation try for the RAF.

The home side continued to add to the scoreboard in the second half, with a brace of tries for Joey Gatus to leave the RAF 21 points behind.

An interception try by Tom Windiback was mere consolation for the visitors, with Cambridge winning 26-12.

The RAF take on the British Police next week, while Cambridge prepare to welcome both the Army and the Navy to Grange Road over the next month.