UK Armed Forces Men vs Bath United
The Recreational Ground
Monday 21 November 16
Serving military personnel from the Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force men’s rugby teams will combine to face Bath United at the Rec on Monday the 21st November 2016.
All members of the UK Armed Forces team have deployed around the world, with many putting their lives on the line for their country. With the game being played in November just ten days after Remembrance Day there will be added significance to the contest.
Men’s military rugby has never been more popular, not only within the services – the general public have also provided a huge amount of support. Every year the Army Vs Navy game puts on a fantastic show in front of a packed Twickenham crowd and the UK Armed Forces have come closer to a sell-out crowd at the Rec with record crowds every year for the past three years.
If you have ever watched one of those games you will know how much talent is on display, and if that wasn’t enough skill and speed for you the best players from both Army & Navy will join with the Royal Air Forces finest to combine forces against a Bath United team that is likely to include a number of their first team players and rising stars at their historic Recreation Ground.
This year’s team will be captained by Flight Lieutenant Tom Rock (RAF). A full list of the UKAFR team can be found below, take note of the names – one of the men listed below could become the next Semesa Rokoduguni, UKAFR star, full international and a household rugby name.
UKAF squad in full:
Sergeant Gaz Evans, Lance Corporal Chris Budgen, Lance Corporal Ricky Reeves, Marine Chris Robinson, Lance Sergeant Matty Dwyer, LA (AH) Ben Priddey, Corporal Daz Oliver, Musician Edd Passcoe, Corporal Josh McNally, Corporal Ben Fox, Lance Bombardier Iferimi Boladou, Marine Jarrard Hayler, Corporal Dave Fairbrother, Flying Officer Matt Tibbatts, Sergeant Tom Chennell, Able Seaman (MW) Gareth Rees, Lance Corporal James Dixon, Marine Mat Tichias, Flight Lieutenant Tom Rock, Rgr Chris Leathem, Flying Officer Lloyd Owen, Corporal Lee Queeley, Bombardier Owain Davies.
For more details contact:
Wg Cdr Keith Dear, United Kingdom Armed Forces Rugby Director Media
Images Available from the UKAF Image Library