Royal Navy Rugby Union Launch New Seasons UA Rugby Shirts

Senior XV wearing the new home 2015/16 season Under Armour kit
Senior XV showing their support for the Royal British Legion Live On campaign
Senior XV wearing the new away 2015/16 season Under Armour Kit

The Royal Navy Rugby Union’s new strip for the 2015/16 season will be launched today.  The RN U23’s will run out in the new navy blue home strip as they play Hampshire U20’s at United Services Sports Ground, Portsmouth.  KO 14:00

Earlier this week, players from the IDRC squad, Matt Bowden, Ben Priddey, Silivenusi Buinimasi, Greg Welling, Nathan Huntley, & Jarrard Hayler, showcased the new kit with a photoshoot. The players were released from their busy training schedule for an hour and were excited to be the first to wear the brand new Under Armour, Royal Navy Rugby Unions shirts.

The sunny October day provided the perfect opportunity, overlooking the Solent with Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and the Emirates Spinnaker Tower as a backdrop. The Royal Navy Rugby Union took this opportunity to work with the Royal British Legion to get some photos to promote their fantastic  “Live On  - To the memory of the fallen and the future of the living“ campaign – Click to find out more about the Royal British Legions work.

Replicas of both the home navy blue shirt and the away grey shirt are on sale now!  .  Other new items have also been added to the range and can be viewed at our official online shop

With the start of the new season and the International Defence Rugby Competition running throughout October there are plenty of opportunities to support the Royal Navy Rugby Union and see the players in action wearing the new kit.

Next Matches

U23’s v Hampshire U20’s
4th October
Location – United Service Sports Ground
KO 14:00

U23’s v Havant RFC
7th October
Location – United Service Sports Ground
KO 19:00

International Defence Rugby Competition (IDRC)
Pool 1 Round 1 United Services Portsmouth - 8th October
Japan v New Zealand - KO15:00
Royal Navy v Fiji - KO 19:00

Round 2 United Services Portsmouth - 12th October
Japan v Fiji - KO15:00
Royal Navy v New Zealand - KO 19:00

Round 3 United Services Portsmouth - 15th October
Fiji v New Zealand - KO15:00
Royal Navy v Japan - KO 19:00

For full fixture details click here.

For the Royal Navy Rugby Union Online Shop click here

Images © and courtesy of Catherine Henshaw – Royal British Legion - Armed Forces Partnerships & Development Officer