Academy take on UK Armed Forces young guns


With barely time to draw breath, the Academy prepare to take on the UK Armed Forces U23 at Vallis Way this Sunday 18th March.

Our annual meeting is a great opportunity to measure our progress against the best young players selected from the Army, Navy and RAF as they build up to their season finale against a combined Oxford & Cambridge University U23 side at Twickenham.

Academy Director John Lacey said “We have had an exciting few weeks in the Academy, but this is the big one. We look forward every year to, what has become the pinnacle of our season. This game is at a level that few of the boys have experienced before.

It is an excellent chance for our lads, we’re looking to introduce some of the boys who did well against England Counties U18 last week. We are trying to accelerate the development of the boys and there will be some announcements along those lines before the weekend”.

Kick off on Sunday is at 14:30, entry as always is free. If you’d like to see 2 ambitious sides play some great rugby, come along and cheers the boys on!