U23 XV - Image Gallery
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2018 Inter Services - Winners
First match for the Army was at home against the Royal Navy. The Royal Navy arrived at Aldershot having won the championship for the last three years and beaten the RAF 34 - 31 the week before. However the young Army pack produced an excellent performance in the loose and the game was controlled from Fly Half by man of the match, Aaron James, as the Army ran out 37 - 24 winners.
The following week they backed up this victory with a dogged performance in terrible conditions at RAF Halton. With a strong cross wind and rain sweeping the ground the Army turned around 7 - 6 in front having played into the worst of the weather. Three second half tries, with the wind on their backs, sealed the win, and the championship, 26 - 6.
2017 Inter Services
The Royal Navy retained the U23XV title after holding off a late Army come back in a thrilling 19-19 draw at Burnaby Road, Portsmouth. The draw meant that both the Army and the Royal Navy finished level on ach points wit hthe Navy having the better points difference due to their big away win against the RAF.
2017 Preparation Matches
2016 Inter Services
A loss at home to the Royal Navy was a significant disappointment for the U23XV who created enough chances to win the match but were unable to contain the Navy's rolling maul. The mood wasn't lifted a week later when the Army U23 XV had to settle for an 18-18 draw away against the RAF at RAF Halton.
Overall a disappointing season though a number of the squad showed that there is real potential for the future.