Rugby Union

Navy women's excited to make history in Army clash at Twickenham

The first-ever women's Army-Navy fixture at Twickenham Stadium takes place this Saturday - one of two live matches you can watch with BFBS.

The Royal Navy women's rugby union team has been preparing for their Twickenham Stadium test against the Army this Saturday.

The fixture will be a history-making one, as it marks the first time the two women's teams have faced each other at the home of English rugby.

You can watch or listen to both of the men's and women's Army v Navy matches with BFBS, with coverage starting at 1:30pm on Saturday 30 April.

"It's incredibly exciting to be playing for the first time in a couple of years against the Army and for the first time ever at Twickenham," said team captain, Leading Hand Rose Dixon.

"It's been a long time coming and we are so ready.

"We're just so excited to showcase our abilities and our talents."

Despite being considered as underdogs by some ahead of the match against their more experienced Army opponents, the Navy side fancies their chances of success.

"We've worked really hard this season and over the last few years," said the team's head coach, Lieutenant Commander Charlotte Fredrickson.

"We put in a credible performance against the RAF which gave us a really good idea of where we are.

"The girls are rightly confident, as am I, about the performance we will put out on Saturday."

You can watch or listen to both matches with BFBS on Saturday 30 April - find out more details here.

Cover image: The Navy team warming up ahead of their clash against the RAF (Picture: Alligin Photography).