Army vs Navy rugby 2016

The Royal Navy withstood a strong comeback from the British Army to win the Inter Services Championship for the first time since 2010.

In front of a sell-out crowd of 82,000 at Twickenham Stadium, the two teams battled it out in an exciting game of rugby to culminate in a 29-29 draw. A penalty in the 78th minute secured the Babcock Trophy for the RN team, who won the championship on points.

The Royal British Legion was the charity of choice for the match and was present throughout the venue on the day, including the lead up matches at Keller Hall. Legion volunteers engaged with the crowd through various activities including face painting in team colours. 

Take a look at our photo gallery of the day:

Game-goers got into the competitive spirit with our table football and with the help of our face-painting stand, declared their support to their team of choice. Volunteers further added to our fundraising efforts by selling Poppy Shop merchandise on site.

BFBS Radio added to the atmosphere by broadcasting their midday show live from our Poppy Bus.

The Legion was pleased to be able to show its support in front of a large crowd of serving personnel, veterans and the wider Armed Forces community.

Next year's match is sure to be a sell-out as well so make sure you book your tickets when sales open in November 2016.

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