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Fort Benning, Ga. - Defending champions Air Force are in the driver's seat after two impressive victories on Day One of the United States Armed Forced Rugby Championships.
The USAF's 34-0 shutout of the Marine Corps and 31-5 defeat of the United States Navy weren't particularly surprising, given the Air Force's domination of this competition in recent years. But what was somewhat surprising was Coast Guard's start. The USCG showed solid defense in beating the Navy 18-8 and the United States Army 19-7 to go 2-0.
Cast Guard was second last year, beating Navy and the Marines, tying Army, and losing to Air Force in pool play and the final.
Air Force has won the last seven Armed Forces Championships.
|Armed Forces Championships||W||L||T||Pf||Pa||Pd|
|US Air Force||2||0||0||65||5||60|
|US Coast Guard||2||0||0||37||15||22|
|US Marine Corps||0||2||0||0||71||-71|
The referees for the first day of matches were:
Friday sees Round Two:
Coast Guard v Marine Corps
Army v. Air Force
Marine Corps v. Navy
Air Force v. Coast Guard
Navy v. Army
On Saturday, the top two teams face off for the championship, while the next two play for 3rd.
Previous Armed Forces Champions:
|2010||Air Force||Coast Guard|
|1991||Coast Guard||Air Force|