The Babcock Trophy Twickenham Stadium Saturday 29th April 2017 kick-off at 3pm
2017 is the 100th rugby match between the senior XV teams of the Army and the Royal Navy since the unions were formed. Part reunion, part remembrance and yet full on rivalry. It is built on the total respect between the Army and Navy rugby families and is longest running Inter Service sporting contest.
The Army had dominated the annual fixture since 2010 until 2015 when the RAF upset the status quo by securing the overall Championship, their first since 1994. Then in 2016 the Army and Navy match was a 29-29 draw , the Royal Navy claiming the Championship and the Inter Services Trophy on the back of that result. In 2017 both teams, will be anxious to claim the Babcock Trophy; the desire being more poignant given the special centennial match.
The crowd will be more enthused than ever to be present at this significant event. Not surprisingly this clash packs out the stadium with over 80,000 people, roaring on the nation's heroes and creating an unrivalled atmosphere of passion, excitement and patriotic fervour.
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