April 2013

NEW RNRU DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS

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The RNRU would like to welcome the newest member of the RNRU Executive Committee Cdr Rachel Scandling RN who will take up the post of Director of Communications after this years Army v Royal Navy game at Twickenham.  Rachel joined the Women's Royal Naval Service in 1987 as a Wren Writer. Following successful selection at the Admiralty Interview Board, she graduated from Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth and the Supply School at HMS Raleigh. Her first assignment was as Secretary to Captain Submarine Maintenance in HM Naval Base Clyde before moving back south for ICSC (M) and a two year appointment as a Part III Divisional Officer at HMS Raleigh. A short appointment as the Ex...

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Army v Navy 2013

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Rain held off on a cold morning at Kneller Hall for the annual RN Women and RN Mariners matches against the Army Women and Army Masters respectively on Saturday 27 Apr 13.  During the course of the first half, the RN W kept the pressure on against a strong Army W team maintaining a strong defence.  Performing well in the scrum, the RN W kept the Army W back in their 22 for much of the first half, but despite this, Cpl Amy Robinson (AGC) managed to break through resulting in a try for the Army early in the first half.  The RN W fought back gaining a penalty and a try from a scrum within the Army 22 thanks to LAET Pam Williams (702 NAS) which brought them level with Army W...

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ROYAL NAVY RUGBY UNION REWARDS SUPPORTERS AND PLAYERS

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ROYAL NAVY RUGBY UNION REWARDS SUPPORTERS AND PLAYERS The night before the Army v Royal Navy fixture the Royal Navy rewarded those who have given a great deal this to Royal Navy Rugby either on the pitch or in support of the teams. Firstly the RNRU President Vice Admiral P A Jones CB presented the Royal Navy Women with there playing shirts before presenting The Soapy Watson Memorial Trophy.  This award is presented in memory of former RN Veteran and Senior XV Team Manager WO Soapy Watson, who was also a mainstay of Command and Establishment level rugby. This year's winners were Abbie and Stuart Moyse for their outstanding work in support of the Royal Navy Women's Rugby.  ...

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ROYAL NAVY v ARMY INTER SERVICE CHAMPIONSHIP 2013 RN SENIOR XV

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In front of a 70,000 crowd, the Royal Navy take-on the Army this Saturday in the annual battle between Blue and Red at Twickenham. Across the world, deployed forces will be joining in the rivalry and supporting their team. For the Royal Navy it is a culmination of 12 month's work, as preparations for the next match start immediately after the game. Young players are ‘blooded' in the Navy Sharks 7s squad through the summer, developed during the U23 season prior to Christmas and ultimately, those that have displayed the skill, potential and desire make it to the Royal Navy Senior XV squad for a chance to play in the biggest game of their lives. Thirteen of the 22 players in the tea...

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RN SENIOR XV TOUGH LAST GAME BEFORE THEY FACE THE ARMY

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It was never going to be an easy game for the RN Senior XV as they travelled to The Rec for the re-established fixture with Bath FC. Last season had seen the Senior XV perform well against a well drilled professional side, losing eventually 36-13 with the Navy pushing the Bath team all the way to the final whistle. This must have given the Bath coaching team a few sleepless nights, as this season they made sure they would not allow the Navy to put them under the same pressure or allow the Navy to be in the lead at half time. In order to do this Bath placed the Navy under a barrage of attacks from the kick-off and sped into a lead that the Navy where unable to close as Bath led at hal...

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