Rugby League

Tempers flare as Army Men win rugby league battle against RAF

Two players received a red card after a brawl broke out in the second half but the Army pulled through to win.

Watch: Highlights of the Army's victory over the RAF.

The Army men's Rugby League team have won both matches in their 2021 series against the RAF.

An exciting match in Warrington saw the men in red take home the bragging rights.

A brawl in the second half marred the occasion as two men were sent off.

An exciting first half opened with the Army taking the lead through Mickey Hoyle's unconverted try.

However, the RAF hit back in style.

Adam Middleton (converted) and Liam Bradley (unconverted) both scored as the RAF looked like they would be leading at the break.

Kieran Roche's late converted try for the Army ended those thoughts as the half-time score was 10-10.

The game broke down in the second half as a brawl between the two teams stopped play.

Watch: Highlights of the Army Women's victory over the RAF/Navy hybrid team.

Tempers had taken over and it resulted in a sin bin for Army captain Jordan Kerman and a red card each for Roche and the RAF’s Sam Kilner.

It didn't stop the Army, though, as they romped to victory despite being a man down for over 25 minutes.

Veresi Koroi's unconverted try put them in front before Rob Matamosi stole the show.

He ran the length of the pitch to score with no RAF player close to stopping him.

Kev Rakio's converted try gave us a tense ending as the RAF pulled it back to 16-18 but it was the Army who had the last laugh.

Marcus Mercer sealed the win and meant the Army had the bragging rights for 2021.