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.
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 ]
|Sgt||Nathanial Titchard Jones||Army||Uncapped|
|Fg Offr||Stuart Philpott||RAF|
|Muscn||Edd Pascoe||Royal Navy|
|Fg Offr||Rob Bell||RAF|
|Cpl||Ben Fox||Royal Navy||Uncapped|
|Fg Offr||Matt Tibbatts||RAF|
|AB (MW)||Gareth Rees||Royal Navy|
|Mne||Matt Tichias||Royal Navy|
|Flt Lt||Tom Rock||RAF||Capt|
|Fg Offr||Lloyd Owen||RAF|
|Mne||Sette Raumakita||Royal Navy||Uncapped|