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Captain Gareth Slade-Jones (RAPTC), Head Coach to the Army U23s team, along with the squad’s coaching and management staff are pleased to announce the selection of the following players for the 2023 Inter Service Championship.

Competition for selection was extremely fierce, many congratulations to all those selected.

The details for Army U23s 2023 Inter Service matches are as follows;

Wednesday 22nd November 2023 – Royal Navy U23s v Army U23s – Portsmouth – KO 1900hrs

Wednesday 29th November 2023 – Army U23s v Royal Air Force U23s – Aldershot – KO 1900hrs

Director of Rugby, Major Sam Richardson (AGC) commented;

‘We are excited by the talent selected for the U23 squad this year after the open trial & subsequent fixtures were attended by over 80 players. Our attention now turns to preparing for the Inter Service fixtures where we know we will meet two strong Royal Navy & Royal Air Force sides who came out on top last year.’

Playing Squad


AirTpr Aitken, AAC

Cfn Ashworth, REME

LBdr Beales, RA

Spr Buchanan, RE

Rgr Coen, R Irish

Kgn Daveta, Lancs

Spr Eastley, RE

LCpl Finnis, R Sigs

Pte Fishwick, Mercian

Fus Isaac, R Welsh

Lt Jones, Rifles

2Lt McCormick, REME

Sig Mulligan, R Sigs

AirTpr Percival, AAC

Pte Saumaka, Scots

Tpr Tabua, HCMR

Gnr Tokaduadua, RA

Pte Yababki, R Yorks


Gnr Cobitu, RA

Rfn Diamond, Rifles

Tpr Furness, HCMR

Tpr Henson, HCMR

Spr Johnson, RE

2Lt Lapslie, Scots

LCpl Mealor, REME

AirTpr Murphy, AAC

Spr Raiqeu, RE

Sig Ratubalavu, R Sigs

Tpr Ravonokula, QDG

Spr Sevodi, RE

Sig Van-Der-Leest, R Sigs


Director of Rugby – Maj Richardson, AGC (SPS)

Head Coach – Maj Slade-Jones, RAPTC

Team Manager – Capt Rees, AAC

Assistant Coach – Capt Tiko, REME

Forwards Coach – Cpl Reeves, RE

Backs Coach – Tpr Roper, QDG

S&C Coach – SSgt Atherton, RAPTC

Kit Manager – Sgt Coka, Scots Guards

Doctor – Capt Montgomery, RAMC

Physio – Capt Church, RAMC