Rugby Union

Army women's rugby team defeated by British Police

Watch: Army women's rugby team beaten by British Police.

The British Army women's rugby union team have fallen to a defeat in Aldershot against the British Police.

In an end-to-end game full of tries for both teams, the Army failed to build on a recent win over Sweden as they lost 22-17.

A number of key players were on the pitch for the Army including Bombardier Bethan Dainton, Staff Sergeant Carrie Roberts and Private Courtney Pursglove – but it wasn't enough to secure victory.

The Army made a great start to the match when they took the lead through Gunner Charlotte Tweddle's unconverted try but they were pegged back as ex-England A international Gemma Paul nudged the Police in front with a converted try.

That became the story of the first half as the Army would have joy at the attacking end as Staff Sergeant Nat Lewis scored but, immediately, the Police would breach their defence through Hels Lyon.

In the second half, the Army failed to get any momentum going as they made a number of changes to prepare their squad for the upcoming Inter Services.

Guardsman Mumuqalo Komaitai scored for the Army but it was the Police's Sophie Scanlon who dotted down the defining try in the final moments.

The ladies in red will look to get back to winning ways in a fixture against Bath next month.

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