The Combined Services’ Women were left in a hole when the British Police cried off from their annual Poppy Appeal fixture on 8 November.
The Barbariennes dominated the first half with a couple of high speed tries which left the Services gasping for air. Even though the Services were a scratch side the cohesion was not good and few were inclined to put on a head of steam. Whatever was said at half time in the changing room—it worked ! The Services came out with all guns firing.
On a pretty dank night initiative and rugby were the winners.