Rugby Union

Royal Navy look ahead to first ever women's Army-Navy Twickenham match

The historic women's match will be held at Twickenham Stadium for the first time ever on 30 April.

The Royal Navy women's rugby union team are looking forward to a historic Inter Services campaign that culminates at Twickenham Stadium for the first time ever.

Their fixture against the British Army will be played at the home of English rugby on 30 April on the same day as the men's match in a double-header.

The Navy kicked off their campaign with an impressive performance in a defeat to the RAF.

"It's what every rugby player dreams of, playing the hallowed turf of Twickenham," said Navy captain Rose Dixon.

"In previous years, we've played earlier in the morning on different grounds, which is a shame.

"I think we should have been given this opportunity years prior. However, we've got it now and we're ready to showcase our abilities," she added.

Navy head coach Charlotte Fredrickson also discussed the historic fixture as she stressed how fortunate the team are to get the opportunity.

She said:  "We're really lucky. Rugby has such a momentum in service sport.

"To be able to play at the home of England Rugby – not even England women get to do that very often."

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

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