Watch: Mass Brawl Erupts Between British & French Navy Rugby Teams


The British and French navy rugby teams both went head-to-head in the craziest of rugby brawls in their annual clash, dubbed “Le Crunch”.

The video below shows the players for the Royal Navy, wearing grey, and the French navy, in blue, throwing punches and grappling with each other during the match in Toulon on Wednesday.

A Royal Navy spokesman said it was not known what sparked the brawl.

“We are aware of an incident at a rugby match between the Royal Navy and the Marine Nationale in Toulon, France. We understand the match continued without further incident and the two sides socialised together after the game.”

Match officials were drawing up a report and Royal Navy players could face disciplinary action, he added. The French took the final honours, as Marine Nationale won the match 28-6 to win the Babcock International Trophy, levelling the annual series 6-6.

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