Army-Navy Men’s Rugby Match Added to the 1874 Cup
One of the country's most spirited and respected rivalries will take center stage when the Army Black Knights of West Point face the U.S. Naval Academy Midshipmen in men's collegiate rugby at 1:00 pm EDT on Saturday, Oct. 23 at FedExField. Event promoter Left Field Live announced today that the interservice Army-Navy match will serve as a preliminary competition prior to the 1874 Cup featuring the Team USA Eagles vs. New Zealand All Blacks match set for 3:00 pm EDT.
“We're thrilled and grateful to be a part of this historic event in a phenomenal venue.” said Army West Point rugby head coach Matt Sherman. “We also very much appreciate the opportunity to share the fierce Army-Navy rivalry with a broader rugby fan base in an event that will attract global attention.”
No matter the sport, the venue in which it's played or each team's records, the Army-Navy rivalry always embodies the best of competition by displaying mutual respect and honor that helps provide a great experience for fans on each side. Both teams are undefeated this fall with Army boasting wins over Queens of Charlotte and Notre Dame (Ohio), while Navy has defeated Air Force and St. Bonaventure.
Army will look to capture its second consecutive win over Navy when the two teams faceoff at FedEx Field a year after the Black Knights ran away with a 39-13 victory in Annapolis. Read more.