September 2007

Coach Bruno Has High Hopes For Sultan's Season

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HMS Sultan's rugby coach, WO2 'Bruno' Brunning has high hopes for the coming season. "Pre season work has gone really well, with regular good turn outs at training. We have a core of experience in the side and some very promising youngsters. The key will be to keep the enthusiasm levels high and how we manage with the disruption caused by players coming and going on draft. At the moment I am more optimistic than I have been for a while and we have been further boosted by a couple of players coming from Navy Rugby's Go Play Rugby initiative." Navy Rugby Development Officer, CPOPT Dusty Miller, took time out to watch one of Sultan's training sessions and commented, "This is what we ar...

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RN(W) Rugby "Going from Strength to Strength"

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RN(W) Chairwoman, Lt Cdr Paula Rowe believes Navy Women’s Rugby is going from strength to strength; this Season see’s a new Coaching Team in place with Lt Cdr Colin Nicklas and PO David Garner as Head and Assistant Coach along with CPO Paula Bennett-Smith operating as a Playing Coach. The Team also sees the introduction of PO Faz Farrell as Public Relations Manager, PO Helen Edwards continuing as Team Manager and Ms Wilma Boyington remaining as Physiotherapist with CPO Adrian Smith and NA (SE) Claire Garrett completing the Backroom Staff. The new Coaching Team hopes to encourage and introduce a skilful, attacking style of Play with emphasis on maintaining the ‘Enjoyment, and Want factor...

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Top Venue for Argyle Bowl Final

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This season's Argyle Bowl final will be held at Exeter RFC's Sandy Park ground on Thursday 20 September. Kick off is 19:30 Sandy Park is probably one of the best rugby venues outside of the Premiership and will provide the perfect backdrop for what is always a keenly contested match between the finalists of the Royal Marine's premier rugby tournament. Corps rugby is currently in a very healthy state with a large number of the current RN Senior squad members wearing the Green Beret. That coupled with a brief respite from being deployed on operations should ensure that this prestigious tournament is one of the best for many years.

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Referees Look to Communicate the Right Message

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The Royal Navy Rugby Union Referee's Society's annual seminar will be held at HMS TEMERAIRE on Wednesday 19 September. This year's theme is ensuring that referees 'Communicate the Right Message'. Again the Society has put together a well balanced development day supported some top speakers. Mikel Mellick, the Consultant Psychologist to the RFU National Panel and Elite Match Officials, returns to give a presentation on a Psychologist's View of Rugby Referee's Body Language and What He Gives Away (How to Hide Your Emotions). This view will be balanced by those expressed by Tom Drewitt. Tom is an ex Super 12 player and currently coaches in the National Leagues. He will be speak...

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Cole's Comments & Miller's Musings - Sept 07

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Well here goes with the first in what is proposed to be a monthly Blog from Sid and Dusty, the Senior XV management team. It only seems like yesterday that we were again coming second to the Army in what was a great game for the neutral, but not so clever for those of us more intimately involved. As always at this time of the year, things are hectic with preparations for the forthcoming campaign. There has been a complete change in the coaching and analysis area, but unfortunately for the players, the backroom staff remains the same. Coupled with a new Director of Rugby, we are now looking for a new secretary. Paul Dunn was made an offer, which he really could not refuse; we wish...

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