April 2006

Navy Narrowly lose to Albion

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Royal Navy 7 Plymouth Albion 37 Click here for the Match report

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Navy Blues at Newbury

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Rich Whelan, backrow, second from the left, won his Navy Refereeing colours on Wednesday night when he ran touch at the RAF v Army 1st XV match. Rich's appointment to the game was well deserved following a very successful season with both his civilian society of Yorkshire and with the Navy. This season he has shown the potential to make the North's Development Panel from which the National Referee candidates are chosen. Commenting on the appointment Society Development Officer Paul Burton said: "Awarding of Society's 'colours' is the refereeing equivalent of being capped. The Society quite rightly applies a high quality standard before making such appointments and we were delighted to nom...

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Navy Refs For RAF v Army

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The Navy Referees have selected a very experienced (in all senses - ed!) squad of officials for the three RAF v Army Inter Service matches to be held at Newbury RFC on Wednesday 19 April. Chairman of Referees, Stew Kilby, will be refereeing the Women's match supported by Piers Moore and Andy Nelson as Touch Judges. It will be Stew's first Inter Service match in the middle and is acknowledgement of a very successful season both in Service games and for his civilian society Dorset and Wilts. To take charge of the Veterans match and manage their, at times, over exuberance the RNRURS have appointed the very experienced Paul Burton. Paul has enjoyed a successful season combining refereeing wit...

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Barbarians ignite Brickfields, Royal Navy salvage Second Half!

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4 April 2006: Royal Navy 10 Barbarians 31 Click here for the Match report

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The ‘Mighty O’ deals with double Danes!

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On a day when British teams were taking on Europe's best in the Heineken Cup, HMS OCEAN's rugby club locked horns with one of Denmark's best teams – Copenhagen Exiles, writes our Special European Correspondent. Playing in a Copenhagen suburb in freezing conditions with a strong wind whipping down the pitch, the match started with the Exiles kicking off into the wind and weather. Despite a lack of match practice, owing to OCEAN's recent 7 weeks operating off Arctic Norway, the O's forwards soon slotted into some strong driving play, releasing quick ball for their backs to mount a number of promising passing moves out wide. After just 4 minutes, a slick miss pass saw Std Joe Masivesi gho...

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