October 2007

Naval Air Leave It Late

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NAC vs Plymouth Command Match Report 31.10.07 NAC went into this match at RNAS Yeovilton on the back of a good win against Portsmouth which was in contrast to Plymouth’s loss to a very strong Royal Marines outfit in the last round of matches. From the kick off the NAC were quickly into their stride exerting a lot of pressure in the Plymouth 22, from a lineout the ball was moved from one wing to the other in a series of free flowing moves until veteran centre LT Andy Evans found enough space to wriggle over the line near the posts for an excellent team try, LAET Dave Pascoe converted. This score seemed to rally the Plymouth side and they immediately began running the ball themselves a...

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Cole's Column - October Round Up

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October sees a change in the backroom staff with WO Don Shaw, the current Sharks manager, taking over from Sid Cole with the Senior XV post Christmas. The new Secretary is yet to be appointed and the office is currently being staffed by the Director of Finance, on a part time basis. The Argyll bowl, played at Sandy Park, Exeter, proved to be the physical encounter we were all expecting, with CTCRM prevailing 17-0 in the final against 45 CDORM. It did however witness the return to the playing field of Dave Heaney, a previous Navy Cap and identified a number of possible players for future consideration. The first Combined Services fixture saw a number of our guys perform with disti...

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Naval Air Out Pace Ancient Mariners

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By WO1 Nick Wilkin Unlike last season with a shortage of players due to ‘World-wide Operational Commitments’, the NAC find themselves with the luxury of an abundance of players, for now at least. A pity then that not all were available for another meeting with the Vet’s. Some hasty last minute team re-organising from the NAC Manager saw a relatively experienced team take to the pitch with a few members playing out of position. This was the first run out as a squad the NAC RFC have had this season and only one week prior to our first Inter Command match against Portsmouth. NAC had hoped to play the previous week in a memorial match for the late Paul Dunn. Unfortunately that had to be...

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Navy's Style Burns Brightly as CS Snuff Out Fire Service Challenge

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A Combined Service team boasting eight Navy players in the starting XV and captained by last season's Navy Captain, Dave Pascoe (RFANSU), proved far too strong from the British Fire Service when they met at Burnaby Road. The all Navy half back partnership of Pascoe and Matt Rhodes (HMS Bulwark) were quickly into their stride and the variety of their passing, running and kicking game kept CS on the front foot. They also provided space for Navy centres Silivenusi Buinimasi (HMS Cumberland) and Greg Barden (RM Poole / CNR) to exploit through their direct running and subtle offloads. It was Barden's first run out of the season, following a shoulder operation, and it was soon very evident...

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Naval Air Look to Defend Inverdale Cup

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Naval Air Command start the defence of the Inverdale Cup this Wednesday at HMS Heron against Portsmouth Command. Both sides have lost a couple of players to the Combined Services who play the Fire Service the same evening so it will be an ideal opportunity for the youngster to step up and show their qualities. The other match in round one will be held at CTCRM Lympstone where the Royal Marines will host Plymouth Command. The Marines will be looking to avenge last season's narrow defeat in the final to Naval Air Command but as the current World Cup has shown if they take Wednesday's opponents lightly then the risk of an upset is always there. Commenting on the first round Chairman of P...

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