November 2009

Combined Services XXXVs (31) v OSD Spartans (5)

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Match report from 7 November 2009 A wet Saturday afternoon in Cardiff and from the kick off the CS XXXV's are put under early pressure from the Spartans (South Wales Police), working the blind well the winger goes over in the corner, 5 minutes played, 0-5. A good tackle from Paul Dix stops a quick follow up attempt and the next 10 minutes are spent weighing each other up, the first two changes see Taff Evans and Paul Clark on for Mark Reed and Dave Mason. Ground making crashes from skipper of the day, Chris Richards, followed by a good scrum sees Dave Goddard bash his way through to score, converted by Clark, 24 minutes played; 7-5. An interception just inside the Spartans half and Dan...

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Coach Salmon Pleased With Win

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RN U23 Head Coach, Owen Salmon (RNAS Yeovilton) expressed himself pleased with Saturday's victory over the RAF U23. However he was also quick to point out that the team will need to work hard this week and look to eradicate some of the unforced errors that were made. It is hardly suprising that the team played in a slightly disjointed fashion as it was the first time they had played together this season. The two previous warm up matches had been called off by the oppostiion and the two matches prior to that, against Newbury and Lydney, the squad had been without many players involved with the Babcock Commonwealth Cup. However Owen may need to work overtime again; bringing together...

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RN U23 Inter Service Squad Named

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RN U23 Head Coach, PO Owen Salmon, RNAS Yeovilton, has named his squad for the U23 Inter Service Rugby Union Championship. Captined by AB Will Cairns who is now with the Type 23 Pool having recently been part of HMS St Albans the team features a number of players who were part of the successful 2009 Babcock Commonwealth Cup campaign. Despite the set back of losing two fixtures immediately prior to the tournament the squad travel to RAF Cranwell in positive mood as they seek a winning start to the competition. Royal Navy Rugby Union U23 Inter Service Squad 2009 AET Beasley – 820 Sqn RNAS CUldrose AB(Sea) Beavis – HMS Liverpool AET Benton – 849 Sqn RNAS Culdrose OC Blackburn –...

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HMS LANCASTER - RUGBY IN JEDDAH

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With temperatures in the 100’s the Rugby team got out to play while the Red Rose was alongside in Jeddah for 24 hours. The fixture was organised against a local expat team with the game being played on grass, without any posts. The game was in the form of 7’s with 4 quarters of 7 mins each being played due to the very warm weather. The red rose sporting a brand new strip thanks to CPO May and CPO Cherrington with Ktees doing there bit with the ships crest came under a opening barrage finding there selves 4-1 down early on. The red rose came storming back into the game with some great moves. Tries were scored by L/S Mccoll 3, L/S Rogers, L/S Berry and ET Narey 1 try a piece to bring...

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Referees training day

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The Referees held a training day to that coincided with the culmination of the Commonwealth Cup in Plymouth; it was attended by 25 society members travelling from all parts of the country. The Day started with the presentation of the annual Society awards. Firstly Geoff Howells was recognised as the Referee of the Year; collecting the Admiral Royds Trophy. Geoff has made great progress through the year juggling a busy operational job with refereeing both Service and civilian matches; 2008/09 culminated in him being promoted to Level 6. The Newcomer of the Year award was made to Wolfie Power, who in his short time as a referee has been promoted rapidly to level 9; Wolfie turns out for t...

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