Rugby Union

Army women's rugby union team preparing for historic Twickenham test

The British Army women's rugby union team are preparing to make history at Twickenham Stadium.

Their Inter Services fixture against their arch-rivals from the Royal Navy will be played at the home of English rugby for the first time ever on 30 April.

The match is part of a military rugby double-header with the men's match taking place earlier in the afternoon.

"We've had a long time to prepare for what is going to be a historic occasion," said Army head coach Major Gemma Stonebridge-Smith.

"The girls are very much looking forward to it and very excited about it.

"It's going to be a fantastic day of rugby – not just the men's fixture but the women's fixture as well."

If the Army win against the Navy, they will be crowned Inter Services champions after their victory over the RAF in Gloucester.

The Army captain Staff Sergeant Jade Mullen is hoping for plenty of fans to cheer them on after the men's game.

"100% go and make sure you stay and watch us afterwards," she said.

"We can showcase rugby and let us show how we do it."

Tickets are still available for the matches and you can buy them here.

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