January 2012

Inter Command Final and 3rd/4th Play-Off

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Royal Marines v Naval Air Command Yet again the Inter Command final was to be between the Naval Air Command (NAC) and the Royal Marines. However, the teams had reached this stage by very different routes; the NAC showing the class of having a number of RN Senior capped players and a great many up and coming U23s, who are destined to be involved in the RN Senior XV Training camp. The Royal Marines on the other hand, had played only one hard fought game, albeit that it went into extra time; they were yet to step up to the level that saw them gain the Inverdale Trophy the year before. From the kick off, the Marines were under direct pressure from the NAC and only the desperate defence...

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First Women Awarded Navy Caps

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At the 2011 RNRU AGM, the decision to award Navy Caps to the Women's team was ratified.  In order to qualify for a Cap, a woman must represent the RN at 6 Inter-Service fixtures (with the first eligible season being 2008/9) as well as continuously displaying core Naval Values.  Following the 2010/11 Inter-Service Competition, 6 members of the Royal Navy Women's team became eligible for the award of a Cap: Lt (Victoria) Percival RN (Phot by Paul MaCabe) POET(WE) (Sophie) Roseaman (Photo by Paul McCabe) LS (Emma)Swinton (Photo by Paul McCabe) AB (Sarah) Simms (Photo by Paul McCabe) All these players have demonstrated a high level of professionalism, commitm...

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SEMI FINALS DAY AT THE INTER COMMANDS

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Portsmouth Command 16 - 23 Royal Marines The Royal Marines entered the 2011/12 Inter-Commands Competition as the holders and with an opening game against home side Portsmouth Command. Having spent the first 2 days being able to watch all the teams, there was an expectation that the Marines would emulate their Naval Air Command counterparts and dispatch Portsmouth Command with ease. Unfortunately for the Marines, Portsmouth had other ideas and from the kick-off, the Marines failed to deal with the high ball. From that point on they were under sustained pressure from Portsmouth. It was only after a Portsmouth knock-on that the Marines had some respite. It would be from the scrum that th...

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ROYAL NAVY RUGBY UNION - MASCOT

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ROYAL NAVY RUGBY UNION - MASCOT Want to lead the Blues out at Twickenham on 28 April 2012? A mascot is required to lead the Royal Navy XV out onto the pitch at Twickenham before the clash against the Army on 28 April 2012.  The Royal Navy Rugby Union is offering the chance for a child (between the ages of 8 and 10) from a Royal Navy family to act as mascot to the Royal Navy team for the clash against the Army on 28 April 2012. To apply please complete the attached and forward to:  Assistant Secretary, RNRU, HMS Temeraire, Burnaby Road, Portsmouth, PO1 2HB - Mascot Application Form   The lucky child who is selected will receive the following: Free Navy Replica t...

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