Rugby Union

British Army gains confidence boost after win against French Army

Watch: The British Army take on the French Army in Aldershot.

Army Rugby Union have won against their French Army counterparts with a resounding 27-12 win in Aldershot. 

The British Army's win comes as they prepare to defend their title at the upcoming Inter Services. 

The reds got off to a great start to put their French counterparts on the back foot, as Nick Murray was the first to make it to the try line to put the Army on the scoreboard in the opening minute of the match. 

Baker Barracks-based fly-half Owain Davies made the conversion for a 7-0 lead. 

It didn't take long for the Army to double down on further points as an assault close to the French line forced referee Tom Evans-Jones to award the reds a penalty. 

Davies was once again on hand to take the free kick where he extended his side's advantage by an extra three points. 

The Army soon followed up with their second try, as Ifereimi Boladau broke through the French defence for a converted try.

Moments layer it was Senitiki Nayalo who managed to break through for a third try for the Army, to bring their advantage to a clear 24-0 lead before half-time. 

The second half saw the French visitors make inroads to finally get on the scoreboard, as the ball made its way wide where Charlie Brun dotted over the line for a converted try. 

The Frenchmen added a second try moments later as Lilian Delage made it to the try line, however his efforts were not converted. 

That was as good as it got for the French side as the British Army were awarded yet another penalty, where replacement fly-half Jack Johnson secured another three points for the home side. 

The British Army will walk away with their heads held high after a 27-12 victory over the French Army, a win that will give them plenty of confidence going into the Inter Services Championships. 

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