June 2008

HMS Bulwark @ Kiel Sevens

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The high standard of rugby played by many ships teams these days was driven home at the Annual Kiel Rugby Sevens Tournament on 21 June. RN Rugby Union was represented by 5 teams, 2 from HMS BULWARK, having just completed BALTOPS 08 and 3 from HMS ARK ROYAL who also fielded one of the 3 female teams represented on the day. For once the weather forecasters were wrong and the sun shone all day, making the going hard and the intake of fluids large. In all, 16 teams comprised the pool stages from Germany, Scotland, Lithuania and the RN which was divided into 4 pools of 4, each pool winner going straight to the semi finals. Whilst the remainder played off for the plate. The competition was ...

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Help 4 Heroes Rugby Match

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Twickenham Stadium will be hosting a challenge rugby union match featuring rugby stars from around the world aimed at raising over £1m for the Joint Services Rehabilitation Centre at Headley Court, Leatherhead, Surrey, which cares for armed services men and women injured in Iraq and Afghanistan. The match, to be played at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday, September 20th will feature two teams, a Help for Heroes XV and an International Select XV who will play a challenge match at the home of English rugby. (Kick off time tbc). Former England Captains, Phil de Glanville (ex-Bath Rugby) and Lawrence Dallaglio (ex-London Wasps) will act as Team Manager and Captain respectively for the Hel...

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