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Success for Sharks - cup winners at Yeovil 7s

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The first cup win of the season for the Sharks came at the Yeovil 7s rugby festival last weekend. It was a two-day event and the RNRU entered 3 teams, the Sharks, the Sharks development side - the Stingrays and the RN Women's 7s side - the Makos. This was the second time this season that all 3 teams have come together to play at a tournament. The teams arrived with an air of optimism. The Sharks had 6 players unavailable so with the new players in the team they were unsure of what to expect. Kyle Wood and Robbie Elder were a couple of the new players for this event. The Stingrays also had some new players joining in for the first time with Ryan Bolton, Matt Horton and Alex Mcanley eager ...

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Success for Seahawk in the RNRU 7s

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Success for Seahawk in the RNRU 7s

Over 250 sailors and marines gathered at Yeovil RFC last Wednesday to take part in the Royal Navy Rugby Union annual 7s competition. 12 men's teams and 6 women's teams travelled from around the UK to compete in the fun-filled afternoon. HMS Seahawk were crowned the victors of the men's competition while HMS Ocean's female team won the inaugural Women's touch rugby tournament. The Men's competition took the form of 3 leagues of four teams to warm the players up before the knock out stages commenced. The group winners, HMS Heron, Commando Logistics Regiment and HMS Seahawk, went through as the favourites. Heron met BRNC in the first semi-final, winning 15 - 10, and in the other semi-final...

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RNRU Women - Assistant Director of Rugby

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The Royal Navy Rugby Union (RNRU) is seeking a suitably experienced candidate to fill the vacant post of Assistant Director of Rugby for the RNRU Women’s (RNRU (W)) Representative side. This is a voluntary and unremunerated role and the successful candidate would ideally commit for a period of 2-3 years. The RNRU, as well as being a part of the Royal Navy (RN), is a Constituent Body (CB) of the Rugby Football Union (RFU) and a registered charity. It is, therefore, charged with the management, administration and development of the game of Rugby Union within the RN, in accordance with Service regulations and traditions, as well as in compliance with the requirements of the RFU and r...

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End of the Season, End of an Era

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End of the Season, End of an Era

The Army v Navy match day marks the end of the competitive rugby season for the Royal Navy Rugby Union Senior XV, Women's XV and the Mariners (the veterans' XV).  But this year it also marked the occasion when the President of the RNRU, Admiral Sir Philip Jones, handed over his role as President to Vice Admiral Ben Key.  Taking over as President in 2012, Admiral Jones had already served as a Vice President for 5 years.  He has represented and supported the Royal Navy Rugby Union across the UK and overseas, including a memorable trip to Australia as part of the Commonwealth Navies Rugby competition in 2012. During his time as President he has had the pleasure to witness ...

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HMS Seahawk at RNRU 7s Match

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HMS Seahawk at RNRU 7s Match

HMS Seahawk clinched their first Royal Navy Rugby 7s title in recent years on Wednesday 7th June. Seahawk travelled to Yeovil RFC with a strong side full of 7s experience. Seahawk found themselves in a group with 40 Commando, HMS Somerset and HMNB Clyde. The management had a tough choice of who to select for the first game and decided to start strong. First up for the air men was 40 Commando who had a very direct style of play. LPT Priddey found himself on the wrong side of the bounce of the ball as he ended up on his back much to the delight of the crowd. But the faith placed in the players was rewarded as they rose to the challenge defeating the marines from Taunton 26-5. Next up...

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