Rugby Union

Army beat Navy in men's Twickenham thriller

The British Army men's rugby union team have won a Twickenham thriller against the Navy.

In a match where either team could have won, a late show from the men in red sealed the Inter Services title.

This was the fixture's return to Twickenham Stadium after a two-year break due to COVID-19.

The Navy made the better start and raced into a 10-0 lead through Jordan Gott's penalty and a try from experienced player Ben Priddey.

However, the Army hit back as two unconverted tries from Matt Dawson and Pete Austin made it 10-10 at half-time.

The second half was an exciting back-and-forth battle that proved why this fixture deserves to be at Twickenham Stadium.

The Navy twice thought they had the job done as tries from Craig Duncan and Sam Matavesi sent the Senior Service fans in raptures.

It wasn't to be for them, though, as the Army's powerful attack proved vital.

Josh Wright and Viliame Kotobalavu scored, and the Army celebrated a 35-27 win.

Cover: Army triumph at Twickenham (Picture: Alligin Photography).

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