Rugby Union

Rugby For Heroes And UKAF Set For Remembrance Fixture

The UKAF rugby union team will be playing a Rugby For Heroes Barbarians Select 15 at Ashton Gate in Bristol.

The Rugby For Heroes Barbarians team are "excited" to play against the UK Armed Forces players, their coach Jordan Crane has said.

The match will form UKAF's annual remembrance fixture and will be held at Bristol's Ashton Gate on 6 November.

The stadium has hosted remembrance rugby for the last couple of years, when Bristol Bears have taken on the UKAF team.

The military side has had mixed results over recent years, winning in 2017 but were beaten a year later.

Before facing the Bears, UKAF were regular opponents of the Barbarians.

Jordan Crane will be coaching the Rugby For Heroes team and is looking forward to the match.

He said: "Any chance to help the military and raise money for them. All the boys are excited to play.

"It’s going to mean a lot and hopefully the fixture is going to be very successful.

"We’ve got some absolutely great players on show.

"We are pretty star-studded and we are looking to put on a good performance for the Bristolian crowd that are going to come down and support hopefully."

Meanwhile, Jordan Salvi will be playing for the team and the former Bath, Leicester and Exeter Chiefs star is determined to make the most of the night.

He said: "Coming from a family with military ties, it is truly humbling to team up with Rugby For Heroes and they work they do in supporting people in the Armed Forces.

"I’m hoping on the night there will be a bit of gentleman’s agreement early doors and then we will see where the game takes us.

"It should be a cracker of a night."