Rugby Union

Navy Rugby Captain 'Proud' Of Tri-Service Win

Able Seamen Tyler Holland spoke after his team lifted the trophy in Scotland.

The Royal Navy captain in Scotland is “proud” of his team’s performance after winning the Tri-Service Championships.

The Senior Service dominated the competition, beating both the Army and the RAF to win the trophy.

Able Seaman Tyler Holland is the team captain and is happy with the result. He said: “It’s unbelievable to be honest.

“We come here off the back of last year thinking we are going to do it, but straight from the off, the Army put us on the back foot.

“It was quite worrying at times, but we dug deep and it was relentless from absolutely everyone.

“I’m proud of every single person who put a shirt on today.”

Tyler Holland was wearing his winning medal with pride at the post-match interview.

Eldon Myers was the player of the tournament and managed to score in both games.

He is pleased with performing well on this stage: “It’s a fantastic feeling. To come to this venue and take the trophy back is unbelievable.”

For the Army, it was a disappointment despite beating the RAF in game two of the tournament.

Army Director of Rugby in Scotland, Captain Jimmy Samuel, spoke about the difficulties of playing the Navy.

“It was a tough game,” he said. “We had the momentum early on and we didn’t capitalise on it, unfortunately.

“We had two yellow cards just before half-time and that really killed the momentum for us.”