Thursday, June 13, 2024

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The Sun reports that the premier rugby event of the year will take place at Twickenham this Saturday:

THE Army and Navy will be battling it out at the home of English rugby - in support of British war heroes.

Competitors will honour servicemen and women past and present during the annual fixture, which returns to Twickenham Stadium for yet another encounter since 1920.

Last year the Royal Navy triumphed over the Army for the first time since 2001, in what was one of the most exciting games in recent years.

It is believed more than 60,000 fans will attend the game, which will include entertainment from Classic Brit Award winners Blake and the Band of the Royal Marines beforehand.

Proceeds from the event, on May 7, will go towards BFBS Big Salute who support servicemen and their families.

- WE'VE got 25 pairs of tickets to give away for the Army and Navy match at Twickenham on Saturday.

All you have to do is send us the name of the England rugby coach to Online News, The Sun, 3 Thomas More Square, London E98 1XY or email us by clicking HERE.

If you are unlucky tickets are still available at

  • Sun article, by Laura Caroe: Army & Navy's turf war for troops
  • BFBS Big Salute:

    The BFBS Big Salute is the charity of the day for the Army v Navy Rugby Match 2011. So we'll be kicking off our campaign at Twickenham on May 7th.

    Join us for the launch (and the match) via BFBS TV and Radio - or see you there!