• Members of the Army rugby team gang tackle an Air Force player during the opening round of the 2008 Armed Forces Rugby Championships.  The Air Force went on to win the championship with a 37-8 win over the Navy.

    Rugby

    Members of the Army rugby team gang tackle an Air Force player during the opening round of the 2008 Armed Forces Rugby Championships. The Air Force went on to win the championship with a 37-8 win over the Navy.

  • Army's Dennis Savelio puts a hit on Air Force player right after he releases the ball during the first round of the Armed Forces rubgy championships.  The Army went on to win in the consolation match against the Marines 44-24.

    Rugby

    Army's Dennis Savelio puts a hit on Air Force player right after he releases the ball during the first round of the Armed Forces rubgy championships. The Army went on to win in the consolation match against the Marines 44-24.

  • Army (in black) and Air Force rugby team players attempt to gain possession of the ball on an inbound throw during the first match of the 2008 Armed Forces Rugby Championships.  The Air Force won the matchup 44-3.

    Rugby

    Army (in black) and Air Force rugby team players attempt to gain possession of the ball on an inbound throw during the first match of the 2008 Armed Forces Rugby Championships. The Air Force won the matchup 44-3.

The Air Force claimed its fifth consecutive Armed Forces Rugby Championship Thursday on Stewart-Watson Field defeating the Navy 37-8.
Air Force advanced to the championship match by posting a 4-0 record in the round-robin tournament while the Navy posted a 3-1 record to make it to the championship matchup. Navy's only loss during regular tournament play came at the hands of Air Force, losing 26-6 in their first match.
In their march to the championship, the Air Force posted decisive wins over the Army (44-3) and Marines (76-0) on day one of the championships. On the second day of competition, the Air Force defeated the Navy (26-6) and the Coast Guard (66-3) to move into the championship match.
In making it to the championship game against the Air Force, the Navy defeated the Coast Guard (26-12) in their opening match and defeated the Marines (46-0) to close out the first day of competition.
The Navy suffered its only loss during the regular tournament play to the Air Force (26-5) before defeating the Army (21-15) to move into the championship rematch against the Air Force.


2008 Armed Forces Rugby Championship results:
Nov. 17

Navy 26, Coast Guard 12
Air Force 44, Army 3
Navy 39, Marine Corps 5
Army 46, Coast Guard 0
Air Force 76, Marine Corps 0

Nov. 19
Air Force 26, Navy 5
Marine Corps 34, Coast Guard 23
Navy 21, Army 15
Air Force 66, Coast Guard 3
Marine Corps 27, Army 12

Nov. 20
Consolation Match
Army 44, Marine Corps 24

Championship Match
Air Force 37, Navy 8

Page last updated Fri July 22nd, 2011 at 12:16