February 2011

Navy Lineout Deploys

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3 of the Navy's best lineout forwards have just or are about to deploy to Afghanistan as part of Operation HERRICK 13/14.   The first to deploy and by the far the most experienced is POAET Marsh Cormack who is already in theatre with 854NAS, RNAS Culdrose. With 14 caps under his belt he is 2 short from equalling former Royal Marine Del Cross as the Navy's most capped 2nd row forward. Although Marsh has spent sometime with the 2011 Navy squad it has mainly been in an advisory capacity to the new players looking to step in to his boots and take on the running of the Navy lineout. A busy sequence of pre-deployment courses has meant that the Navy supporters have not had the opportunity...

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Navy no match for Plymouth Warriors

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A much changed Navy team from Wednesday's encounter with Cambridge University faced the challenge of Plymouth Albion Warriors at Brickfields on Monday night. Despite providing a worthwhile challenge, the Navy side faded badly at the end and suffered a heavy 42-11 defeat.  Indeed, the nature of some of the late tries will no doubt be the cause of consternation amongst the Navy's ranks and will need to be rectified before the team returns to Brickfields to face the physical challenge of Marine Nationale on Thursday 31 st March.   The Warriors started well and were a yard sharper in most respects.  An early Mark Lee penalty awarded for a Navy offside was followed up by a w...

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High octane rugby returns to Burnaby Road

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The last time the Navy team ran out at Burnaby Rd was against the RAF in last season's 73-3 thriller. On Weds evening the Navy played host to Cambridge University and both teams entertained the good sized crowd, which included the RNRU President Adm Sir Trevor Soar, to an equally exciting 12-12 draw. With honours even, both teams deserved to leave the field with heads held high but the exhaustion they felt ensured a more measured return to the changing rooms. The Navy side was captained for the first time, by Kyle Mason (845 NAS), who stood in for injured regular skipper Dave Pascoe (771 NAS). With the side being literally led from the front, many may have expected a set piece orientate...

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Navy names team to face Plymouth Warriors

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RN Senior XV to face Plymouth Albion Warriors is as follows: 1. AB(WS) Robbie Roberts * HMS Bulwark 2. NA(AH) Ben Priddey * RNAS Culdrose 3. POAET John Court * HMS Westminster 4. PO Paul Mortensen RNAS Yeovilton 5. Cpl Damo Chambers * 30 Cdo IX RM 6. Cpl Tristan Lark * CTCRM 7. Cpl Greg Barden * RM Poole (Capt) 8. LPT Gareth Cadmore HMS Raleigh 9. SLt Bobby Ranscombe RAF Shawbury 10. Cpl Owen Glastonbury CTCRM 11. SLt Stu Lewis RAF Shawbury 12. Mne Setareki Raumakita 42 Cdo RM 13. Mne Scott Llewellyn Cdo Log Regt RM 14. AET Aaron Hunt RNAS Yeovilton 15. OC Andy Vance BRNC / HMS Albion ( * denotes capped player )   Replacements: yet to be named.

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Strong CS Representation from Navy U23s

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11 Navy players have been selected for the Combined Services U23 Rugby Union squad which will play 2 warm up games before taking on a combined Oxford and Cambridge Universities side at Twickenham before the Army v Navy game on Sat 7 May. The players selected are as follows: Mne Josh Terry (30 Cdo RM), AET Kyle Beazeley (824 NAS), MA Sam Laird (Keogh Barracks), NA(SE) Aaron Hunt (RNAS Yeovilton), AET John MacMillan (RNAS Yeovilton), AET Jon Humphries (848 NAS), AB Tom Davies (HMS Liverpool), AET Ben Clark (HMS Sultan), ET(WE) Scott Baker (HMS Chatham now HMS Drake), AET Jon Clay (848 NAS) and Mne Seti Raumakita (42 Cdo RM)   The number of players selected is a testament to the growi...

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