In Cyprus for memorial match

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PLAYERS from Bourne Rugby Club have been over to Cyprus for a match in memory of two fallen soldiers.

The Second Battalion, The Royal Anglian Regiment, nicknamed The Poachers, play Bourne RUFC every year for the Joseva Lewaicei and Adam Morris Memorial Trophy, named after two soldiers killed in Iraq in 2006.

This year Bourne RUFC flew to meet the Battalion in Dhekelia, where it has been based since 2010 providing security duties in the British Sovereign Base Areas.

The Poachers won the trophy by 26-3 and team captain Private Koroibulileka (33) from Fiji, said: “Playing Bourne RUFC is one of the highlights of our year. It gives us the chance to remember Joseva and Adam and to strengthen our ties with a home club.”

Adam Binns (21), captain of Bourne RUFC, added: “It was a great match and played for all the right reasons.

“Everyone had a fantastic time seeing The Poachers in Cyprus. It is a very strong partnership.