8 Trg Bn REME won the Army Rugby League Yeoman (Inter-Unit) 13s Cup held in MOD Lyneham on Wed 5 Jul 17, beating a combined 32/47 (UAS) Regt RA Team in a bone crunching Final, with the majority of the 8 Trg Bn REME Team being new blood, PH2 Students.
The 8 Trg Bn REME Team had previously narrowly lost by a single score against 1 YORKS in the Final of the Army Rugby League Nav 9s Cup in May 2017, again held in MOD Lyneham.
2017 Cup Winners: 8 Trg Bn REME
2017 Plate Winners: 5 Regt RA
2017 Shield Winners: 22/26 Engr Regt
2017 Bowl Winners: 4 Armd CS Bn REME
Speaking after the event the Director of Community RL, Maj RK Naivalurua REME, said,
I would like to thank WO2 (AQMS) Graham Stott HQ DSEME who has led on the support and org function in 2017 of making the competitions run smoothly on the day, enabling several hundred soldiers from across the Army, to take the field of play in good order, in two excellent Army Community Rugby League events held in MOD Lyneham.
I would also like to thank John and Julie Hulatt who attended providing physio/strapping support to all the teams and erected the Soldiers League Stand. Lt Col (Retd) Jeremy Bethell, President Soldiers League attended and kindly presented the trophies, medals and bespoke Army RL T-shirts to the winning teams and Cup Finalists.