April 2010

Royal Navy player to join England 7s

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Corporal Greg Barden (RM Poole), Navy back row and Vice Captain, has been invited to join the England 7s training camp in preparation for the London / Edinburgh tournaments.  Full list of players invited to the trainintg camp next week is as follows: Greg Barden (Royal Navy John Brake (Northampton Saints) Chris Brightwell (Bedford) Isoa Damudamu (Army) Ben Gollings (Gold Coast) Ollie Lindsay-Hague (Harlequins) Nils Mordt (Harlequins) Tom Powell (Unattached) James Rodwell (Moseley) Nick Royle (Fylde) Mat Turner (Bristol) Christian Wade (Wasps

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Royal Navy officials take charge

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Royal Navy referees were on duty at Newbury officiating at the RAF v Army Inter Services on Wednesday 21 st  April.  This year they were tasked with taking charge of the Women's and Veterans' matches.  Unfortunately, the annual clash between the RAF and Army Senior XVs was cancelled as the Army squad was stuck in South Africa as a result of the flight disruptions caused by the volcanic eruption in Iceland.   A change to the programme for the day meant that the women's match kicked off at 3pm, with Ian Seaton (HMS Argyll) in charge, ably assisted by Dave Philpot (HMS Raleigh) and Steve Woolley (MDU Derriford).  The match was an excellent advert for women's rug...

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BABCOCK INTER SERVICES CHAMPIONSHIP

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The Royal Navy squad to play at Twickenham on Saturday 1 st May is announced following final selections and fitness tests this week. 1. NA(AH) Kyle Mason - RNAS Culdrose 2. POA(AH) Jan Laity - RNAS Culdrose 3. Cpl Gareth Evans - UKLFCSG 4. Capt Stu McClaren RM - RMR Bristol 5. LAET Marsh Cormack - RNAS Culdrose 6. Mne Mike Egglestone - 45 Cdo RM 7. Cpl Greg Barden - RM Poole (Vice Captain) 8. Cpl Damo Chambers - UKLFCSG 9. POAET Dave Pascoe (Capt) - RNAS Culdrose (Captain) 10. POET(WE) ‘Cowboy' John - HMS Liverpool 11. AB(Logs)(CS) Josh Drauniniu - HMNB Portsmouth 12. ET(ME) Dale Sleeman - HMS Cumberland 13. LCpl Calum Macrae - CTCRM 14. LAET Andy Vance - HMS N...

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Army v Navy Update

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Marine Mark Owen (42 Commando Royal Marines) who made his debut against the RAF in this year's Inter Services, has been withdrawn from the Senior XV squad to face the Army. Marine Owen failed a fitness test today on his ankle that he injured in the match against the RAF. His place will be taken by Sub Lieutenant Tom Blackburn RN, who has been drafted in to provide more front row cover to the match squad. SLt Blackburn has just completed his initial officer training at Britannia Royal Navy College, Dartmouth and on board HMS Ark Royal.  During his training he was released to join the squad by BRNC on an opportunity basis and. as a re...

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Royal Navy wins in Plymouth

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The Royal Navy made the journey to Plymouth on Monday evening to play Plymouth Albion Warriors as the final game of the Inter Services 2010 preparations.  Following the impressive result against the RAF, and conscious of the need to rest some players and allow others to recover from minor injuries, the team saw a number of changes. As the game unfolded, it became clear that the coaching staff would indeed have to make difficult decisions before selecting the squad to play the Army on 1 st May. The warm weather and dry conditions meant that the pitch was firm and promised a fast flowing game that would be key to providing the open and entertaining rugby that Navy fans enjoy. From th...

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