Rugby Union

1 YORKS win Army Premiership cup final

They beat 12 Regiment Royal Artillery in the final in Aldershot.

1st Battalion Yorkshire Regiment have won the 2022 Army Premiership cup final in Aldershot.

A 19-17 win over 12 Regiment Royal Artillery meant it was a season to remember for 1 YORKS.

This was the first time a final has been held since 2019 due to COVID-19.

The Catterick-based side took a 9-0 lead in the first half through a trio of Matt Smart penalties but 12 Regt RA hit back before half-time.

Antonio Rede crossed over for an unconverted try but another Smart penalty meant it was 12-5 at the break.

In the second half, a flurry of tries led to a nail-biting finale.

Ken Dowding and Materi Waqanisau were on the scoresheet for 12 Regt RA but a Pita Ratukadreu converted try meant 1 YORKS led by two points.

There were no more scores in the match but a brawl between both sets of players almost resulted in the action being stopped.

Both teams ended with 14 men on the pitch but it was 1 YORKS who lifted the trophy.

WATCH: 1 YORKS captain celebrates finally winning an Army rugby final.

Cover image: Action from the Army Premiership final (Picture: Alligin Photography).