July 2006

PRESIDENTIAL PASSAGE ON HMS OCEAN

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LeRoy Angel, President of the RFU, and Bob Rogers, Senior Vice President and incoming President, were welcomed onboard HMS OCEAN by the ship's Commanding Officer, Captain Chris Snow when they recently took passage in the RN's largest warship on a routine visit to Dublin. Having attended the launch of the Centenary of Navy Rugby onboard HMS GRAFTON in London in January, the President had expressed an interest in finding out more about life at sea and the RN's rugby heartbeat, and this was a perfect opportunity to illustrate the Royal Navys ability to conduct its day job and be an ambassador for Rugby. During the 2 day passage both took every opportunity to understand the workings of the ...

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