By John W. PeelerNovember 21, 2008
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:
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
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
Army 44, Marine Corps 24
Air Force 37, Navy 8