Rugby Union

Army U23s dominate in opening Inter Services clash against the Navy

The Army U23s have dominated the Navy U23s in the opening match of the Inter Services Championships in Plymouth.

A 27-6 win at Brickfields means the Army can be crowned champions with a win over the RAF in Aldershot next week.

This was the first Inter Services rugby union action in two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

A commanding 20-0 lead at the break, helped by a super try from Josh Raqio, had the men in red in complete control of what is the Navy's home fixture.

They even extended their lead to 27-0 but a succession of infringements gave the Navy some consolation points.

Two penalties from Ollie Raynor cheered up the home crowd but overall it was a disappointing night for the Senior Service.

Gareth Slade-Jones' Army team will now aim to win the title in their home match against the Air Force.