A traditional rugby match between the British and French navies produced ugly scenes on Thursday when a brutal all-in brawl broke out.

The annual clash between the British Royal Navy and French Marine Nationale, which has its own nickname, "Le Crunch", took place in Toulon.

The British Royal Navy, in grey, and French navy, in blue, traded blows as players ran in from all parts of the field to take part, the Telegraph reports.

Marine Nationale won the match 28-6 to lift the Babcock International Trophy and level the annual series 6-6.