September 2012

CC Cup 12 blog

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To view the RNRU daily blog from the CC Cup in Australia click CC Cup Blog top right on the main menu of this site. https://www.navyrugbyunion.co.uk/?page=content&id=164 You can also follow the team on Twitter @RNRugby THe RNRU shop is holding many new items that will all be worn by the Team in Australia.  New items can be located under the CC Cup 12 tab under Shop. https://www.navyrugbyunion.co.uk/?page=shop&cid=10223    

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RNRU U23's

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The RNRU U23's season progresses with a training weekend starting on Friday 28 Sep at HMS Sultan. The weekend will end with a fixture against London United Hospital's on Sunday 30 Sep KO 2.30pm. (Follow the game on Twitter@RNRugby ) The weekend will commence with a training session on Friday afternoon, which will allow the squad to bond and re-fresh the basic skills required. These skills will be developed during Saturday's sessions, working towards the playing style and game plan of the U23's. RN U23s Head Coach Capt (Scott) Ashley RM (Fleet) said "We intend to use the coming weeks to develop the playing style and prepare the squad for the Inter Services competition, which be...

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Devonport Services Weekend Round Up

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Fortunes were reversed this weekend as the Devonport Services 2 nd travelled to Paignton for a Devon 2 nd Team Merit Table game and suffered a 27-3 loss, Mark Symes collecting the team's only points. The firsts took on Bude who are rooted to the bottom of the table 3 places below Services. By the end of the afternoon the score-board looked a healthy 43-3. The first half sealed the win and the second should have taken the score through 60 points but injuries and the new system of interchanges to both sides created a disjoined half. Ben McGowan scored the first after only 2 minutes, further tries came from Jason Stead and Panu Ratu, conversions by Matt Anstis. After 20 minutes S...

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ROYAL NAVY SET TO DEFEND THE COMMONWEALTH CUP IN AUSTRALIA

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The Royal Navy Senior XV travels ‘down under' to defend its unbroken record as the holder of the Commonwealth Cup. This year the teams will go head to head in Sydney, Australia between 1 ST and 13 th October. The concept of a Commonwealth Cup dates back to 1997 when the RN Rugby Union invited the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) to tour the UK. As the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) intended to tour the UK in the same year, it was decided to hold a Tri-Navies rugby tournament, to be held every three years. This then developed into the Commonwealth Cup to be contested between the RN, RAN, RNZN and the South African Navy (SAN). Unfortunately, the SAN is unable to take part this year...

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US Portsmouth First Home Game of The Season in Honours of Terry Le Marquais

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US Portsmouth RFC have sent out an open invite to all of those who knew Cdr (Rtd) Terry Le Marquais RN on Saturday 29th September from 13:30 to raise a glass (or two) in his honour. Terry sadly passed away this summer. Saturday will US Portsmouth first home game of the season and will be played in his honour. President Jeff Blackett and many other old faces will be there to have a pint and nibbles to cheers the boys on.

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