Navy Lift Trophy

A 26 - 16 victory over the French side and Overseas Trophy holders, Pyrenees was a tribute the Navy's teamwork, fitness and professionalism. Billy May, the coach, was quoted as 'Being over the moon'. Royal Navy Rugby Union President, Admiral Sir Jonathon Band, had slightly more to say, he remarked 'The team showed tremendous spirit in the final; they weathered the early French fire and pressure before gradually asserting themselves on the match. By the end the victory was never in doubt. This team has grown in stature throughout the tournament and represents what is best about the Royal Navy, our teamwork, ethos and will to win.' The Navy have shown both England and Wales the way following their hard fought victory in the Dubai International Overseas Trophy. Wales who play Canada in the International Bowl and England who play Samoa in the Semi Final of the Main Trophy will look to emulate the 'Dark Blue' win.