However the Royal Navy could not build on their two Ben Priddey tries and were unable to secure any meaningful possession as the Army gradually turned the screw and secured the match and the Babcock Trophy. In front of a full house at Twickenham the 97th Army Navy match started at its traditional breakneck speed. Early pressure by the Navy was rewarded with a penalty but Pascoe fell short from long range.
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Army Navy preview November 21, The storied American football showdown may have moved up I, but the excitement of Army vs Navy won't be lost on the suburban Philadelphia borough of Conshohocken.
Two of the service academies' most prolific athletic teams will go head-to-head Saturday at A. Garthwaite Stadium in a rugby match that has followers of the sport buzzing and graduates of the academies rushing to show their support.
West Point and the Naval Academy consistently field two of the finest collegiate rugby programs in the country, often meeting in the national playoffs with the winner continuing on to the final four. But rarely do Army and Navy meet during the course of the regular season, and almost never with the type of crowd expected for Saturday's match.
Several busloads of uniformed cadets and midshipmen will supplement the growing list of military officers, local dignitaries and West Point and Naval Academy graduates now planning to fill the stands and cheer on their sides. Big-time support has also come in the way of sponsorship dollars.
The majority of that money, plus gate receipts, will go straight back to the West Point and Naval Academy rugby programs.
Meanwhile, host club Philadelphia-Whitemarsh, the area's representative in the elite USA Rugby Super League, plans to make this classic rugby showdown an annual event, ideally coinciding with Army-Navy football, should it return to Philadelphia.