Rugby Union

RAF rugby union team beaten despite late comeback attempt

A 32-28 defeat to a British Police team saw the RAF make a fight of it in the end.

The RAF rugby union team have lost two matches in a row ahead of their Inter Services clash with the Army in March.

After a late defeat to Chinnor, the Air Force hoped to bounce back against the British Police in Stourbridge.

Despite a late flurry of tries, the military side gave up too many scoring opportunities in a 32-28 loss.

Mark Williams scored for the RAF with a clever swivel but a poor first half from the Air Force saw the Police score three times.

Mike Worthington, Llyr Griffiths and Alun Davies were the scorers and the RAF were 10 points down at the break.

It got worse in the second half as Antony Watts and Richard McKeown added to the Police's score.

A brilliant individual try from Will Lamont inspired an RAF comeback, but the Police hit back immediately through Jack Arnott.

Lamont and Joe Parkin pulled points back for the Air Force but it wasn't enough as they lost by four points.