Bristol Bears ‘A’ triumph over the UK Armed Forces team in Remembrance Day Game

Bristol Bears won 30-22 against the UK Armed Forces (UKAF) team at Ashton Gate stadium, last night.

Scoring was kicked off for the visitors in the 6th minute by Dave Fairbrother making it over at the corner but the home side came back strongly with tries from Sam Graham and Reiss Cullen in the 21st and 40th minute.  Successive penalties from Eden put the hosts ahead to end the first half 18-5.

The second half saw tries from Bell for UKAF and two tries from Petite for the home side.

One of three tries scored by UKAF during the Remembrance Day Game. Image credit: © Lee Crabb

The UKAF, made up of serving Army, Navy and Air Force personnel, come together once a year to play a remembrance day game in aid of the Royal British Legion.

Bristol Bears put up a mixed team of promising youngsters, full-time professionals and combination players.

Mike Hall, Academy Manager for the Bristol Bears said: “It’s fantastic that the club are able to show our support to the Royal British Legion and the UK Armed Forces at such a poignant time of the year.”

Heading onto the pitch for the 2018 Remembrance Match. © Geraint Ashton Jones

 

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