Perkins Looking Forward to Doubling Up His UKAF Caps

The Army’s Ross Perkins is due to step up from captaining the U23 XV at Twickenham to the Senior XV at Bath on Monday.


Having captained the UKAF U23 XV for the last two season’s at Twickenham, Army lock forward Ross Perkins has been included in a revamped UKAF Men’s Senior XV squad for the Remembrance Match against Bath United; to be played on Monday 21st November, at the Recreation Ground, KO 19:30.  He is one of eight uncapped players in the squad and will be desperately looking to get on to the field to add a senior cap to his cherished U23 cap.

Though schooled in the Naval heartland of Portsmouth, Ross is a proven fierce competitor in Army colours. As the Army’s U23 captain he claimed two Inter Services titles and is becoming an established figure in their senior squad.  However, from his time as UKAF U23XV cap and also his professional job in Joint Service Explosive Ordnance Disposal Operations Centre he is well used to working and playing alongside his sister service colleagues and is sure to fit in well to the Senior XV UKAF environment.

Ross Perkins receives his U23XV cap from UKAF Chairman, Paddy McAlpine


He is joined by five Army Rugby colleagues who will also be looking to win their first UKAF cap as well as two Royal Marines from the Royal Navy Rugby Union who are uncapped at UKAF level.  The full 23 player squad is as below.

UK Armed Forces Men’s XV Squad ]

Rank Name Parent Union Notes
Bdr Ken Dowding Army
LCpl Chris Budgen Army
LCpl Gaz Smith Army Uncapped
Sgt Nathanial Titchard Jones Army Uncapped
LSgt Mattie Dwyer Army
Fg Offr Stuart Philpott RAF
Capt Tom Burnham Army Uncapped
Muscn Edd Pascoe Royal Navy
Fg Offr Rob Bell RAF
LCpl Ross Parkins Army Uncapped
Gnr Shane Nayolo Army Uncapped
Cpl Ben Fox Royal Navy Uncapped
Fg Offr Matt Tibbatts RAF
Sgt Tom Chennell Army
AB (MW) Gareth Rees Royal Navy
LCpl James Dixon Army
Mne Matt Tichias Royal Navy
Flt Lt Tom Rock RAF Capt
Rgr Clive Leathem Army
Fg Offr Lloyd Owen RAF
Cpl Lee Queeley Army Uncapped
Bdr Owain Davies Army
Mne Sette Raumakita Royal Navy Uncapped


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