Despite two second half tries through the RAF's Rob Bell and the Army's Ross Parkins, UK Armed Forces were unable to rest the trophy from RFMF's grasp. The Fijian side produced a powerful performance to win a very physical match 31-17 through three first half tries and two in the second.
The game had been moved from the Kashiwa Noha due to high winds damaging the posts and was effected by the wind all evening, however it was RFMF who adpated the better. An early James Dixon penalty was responded to through three well taken tries, the second of which was converted. 17-3 the lead at half time which was extended to 24-3 in the second period. Bell's try gave UKAF a glimmer of hope with 15 minutes to go before RFMF crossed for their fifth and final try. In the gathering gloom Ross Parkins seemed to be under a pile of UKAF players for a consolation try. Dixon's conversation brought the final whistle and once again the Republic of Fiji Military Force were crowned IDRC champions.
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