January 2007

NATO Lions Start 2007 with a win at the Den

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Carney Park, 14th January 2007 – The NATO Lions took to the pitch for the first time this year against a new adversary: Formia. Having never played this team before, it was always going to be a challenge, especially since the visitors had enough players for two teams, all of whom wanted some play-time against the legendary Lions. Despite the fact that this meant Formia were able to rotate their players to ensure a constantly fresh side, the Lions were not going to be pushed around on home turf. With both teams finding their feet after the Christmas break, the first quarter was a scrappy affair with both sides making unforced errors and neither managing to take a hold over their opponen...

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Navy Rugby – Driven by Matelots, Powered by Volkswagen!!

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Royal Navy Rugby Union is delighted to welcome a new player to the team in the shape of Hampshire’s largest Volkswagen retailer, Peter Cooper Ltd. Launching the new partnership onboard HMS ARK ROYAL Commodore Jim Patrick, Chairman of Navy Rugby said, ‘We are delighted to be able to welcome Peter Cooper Volkswagen onboard and it is fitting that we join together in such a prestigious partnership onboard such a ship. Royal Navy Rugby revolves around teamwork, commitment and the unflinching pursuit of the highest of standards and I am certain these values are shared with Peter Cooper.’ Peter Cooper Volkswagen has been Hampshire’s largest privately owned Volkswagen group on the South Co...

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LANCASTER LIONS KICK OFF THEIR DEPLOYMENT IN STYLE

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HMS LANCASTER’s rugby team, the ‘Lancaster Lions’ kicked off their 06/07 deployment in style this week. The Lions, still roaring, after their successful tour on ‘Agapanthe 06’ went into their first game of the deployment with high expectations. That was until walking into the Club House in Barbados to discover that they were playing the National side! Not only that, they were playing the National Side that had recently had runs out against the USA and Canada whilst trying to qualify for the 07 World Cup. Club captain LOM ‘Max’ Boyce confidently led his side onto the field ready for play. The Barbadian team ran out wearing a strip donated to them by the Australian RFC as they had gi...

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