With temperatures in the 100’s the Rugby team got out to play while the Red Rose was alongside in Jeddah for 24 hours. The fixture was organised against a local expat team with the game being played on grass, without any posts. The game was in the form of 7’s with 4 quarters of 7 mins each being played due to the very warm weather. The red rose sporting a brand new strip thanks to CPO May and CPO Cherrington with Ktees doing there bit with the ships crest came under a opening barrage finding there selves 4-1 down early on. The red rose came storming back into the game with some great moves. Tries were scored by L/S Mccoll 3, L/S Rogers, L/S Berry and ET Narey 1 try a piece to bring the game very close at the end with the expats sneaking pass the line to win 7 tries to 6. Overall a very good run out for the team with great hopes for the rugby team when they get a full match later on in the deployment.