December 2009

42 Commando Royal Marines

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Following a busy period of both work and rugby, the players from 42 Commando concluded their pre-Christmas season during which they shared the Royal Marines Championship trophy (Argyll Bowl) for the first time ever in an epic encounter with 1 Rifles. The unit provided many of the players for this years Corps team with Captain Tom Evens-Jones leading the team to successes in Scotland against a determined RN Scotland Command. After taking 42 Commando to Portsmouth to play HMS Collingwood in the Navy Cup semi-final, he then lead the Corps to a spirited but unsuccessful defence against a star studded Fleet Air Arm side in the final of the Inverdale Trophy at Burnaby Road. Last night was ano...

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Navy Sharks Update

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The Sharks went into the semi final against the Wooden Spooners with confidence from the previous days matches, the game kicked off in very hot conditions but the Sharks gained possession immediately, Marine Jonny Stephen broke down the middle of the field from his own 22 drew the sweeper and hit a pinpoint 20 metre pass to support man Corporal Greg Bardon who glided across the turf from the half way line to score near the posts, next to score were the Spooners after a misjudged lineout from the Sharks, play after that was non stop with both sides threatening up until the half time whistle, the touch judge however had other ideas, he saw an earlier infringment so the refer...

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Latest report from the Dubai 7s

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The Navy Sharks travelled to the Emirates Rugby Stadium in good spirits expecting a challenging afternoon of pool games in front of them but were confident of performing well. The first game was against Aqua Marine Services, who were an unknown quantity; they were obviously more focused because from the kick off they collected the ball, moved it wide to their winger who stepped back inside and sprinted 40 yards to score. The Sharks were finding it hard to gain possession and after repeated phases of attacking play, Aqua Marine scored again. However, the Sharks never let their heads drop and with a scrum in their opponents 22, the ball was moved to Marine Rob Lloyd who showed some silky f...

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Navy Sharks Update

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The Sharks progressed into the semi finals of the Dubai 7's with two confident games that saw them score a total of 86 points and concede none.  Their first opponents were the last pool game against russian side Spartac who were a bulky aggressive side, the Sharks however moved the ball well early on opening up space for Naval Airman Iffi Kava to score, further pressure saw tries from Corporal Greg Bardon, Marine Rob Lloyd and Sharks skipper PO Wayne John.  Although the Russian side tried to attack the well organised Naval defence held firm forcing mistakes from their opponents resulting in further scores from Marine Aron Humphries, Bardon and Lloyd. RN Sharks 41 - Spartac 0 ...

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Navy Referee For Army v RAF U23s

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The RNRURS has selected a strong team of three for the Army v Air Force U23 Inter Services match this Saturday at Aldershot; it will be the deciding fixture with both the Army and RAF in with a shout of winning the competition. Geoff Howells takes charge, supported by Steve Woolley a Royal Navy Doctor and Royal Marine Andrew Ebbans as his Assistant Referees. The team is completed by Weapon Engineer Paddy Carbery who will be the fourth official.  Geoff who is about to join the Type 45 Dauntless, began refereeing seriously in 2004 and has steadily risen through the refereeing levels with the Royal Navy and Hampshire.  He is currently on the Southern Federation Development squad c...

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