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Dare to dream - 3 years in a row?

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Dare to dream - 3 years in a row?

This Wednesday the Royal Navy Rugby Union Under 23 team start their bid to win three Inter Service titles in a row.  Following on from their success in 2015 and 2016, the team from the Senior Service will travel to RAF Halton to take on the RAF U23 side, kicking off at 1400.  The RAF are already on the back foot, having lost away to the Army U23s last Wednesday 19 - 13.  They will be keen to avenge the defeat and keep themselves in the competition.  However the RNRU U23 team and management have very different ideas and are determined to come away with a win.     Assistant Director of Rugby, Lieutenant Commander Aidan Riley explains the challenges...

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Player Profiles - Scott Makepeace

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Player Profiles - Scott Makepeace

In the run up to the Under 23 Inter Service Rugby competition we have taken some time out of the busy training schedule to get to know a few of the players a little better.  Over the next week or so we will be running a series of short articles where you can learn more about the players, what they do in their day jobs and how they first got involved in playing rugby.  First up is U23 team captain, Scott 'Scotty' Makepeace. Scott only joined the Royal Navy in March of last year and after his initial training at HMS Raleigh he went to HMS Sultan in Gosport to do his professional training as an aircraft engineering technician.  He completed his professional training at Royal...

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Navy Rugby joins forces with Bahrain RFC

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Navy Rugby joins forces with Bahrain RFC

On 3 November a team made up from players from the four Mine Counter Measures (MCM) Vessels deployed in the Gulf in support of Operation Kipion took on the Bahrain RFC Veterans side, affectionately known locally as the ‘Golden Oldies’ (though a couple of younger players were required to bolster the backs). The match was split into four short and sharp periods of 15 minutes on account of the heat and humidity. The MCM team were overwhelmed by numbers in the pack, Bahrain was able to rotate the entire eight each quarter  which gave them the edge against their younger opposition. The backs were not so lucky and a number of players needed to take up post out of their custom...

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UKAF Women commemorate Remembrance Day in Wales

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UKAF Women commemorate Remembrance Day in Wales

The UK Armed Forces Women’s team travelled to Wales on Wednesday to take on the Wales Women Development team at the BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park.  The crowd were joined by a number of serving and reserve soldiers, sailors and airmen to conduct a short act of remembrance before the match.  It was an entertaining match with plenty of tries scored, and the final score was Wales Women 39 – UKAF Women 17.  For the full details including the UKAF match report click here . Images Royal Navy Rugby Union © John Walton  

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RNRU (Women) team captain selected to represent the UK Armed Forces in Wales

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RNRU (Women) team captain selected to represent the UK Armed Forces in Wales

Royal Navy Rugby Union (Women) team captain Lieutenant Commander Charlotte Fredrickson has been selected to represent the UK Armed Forces (UKAF) Women against Wales Women at the BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park on Wednesday 8th November 2017. This is the UKAF Women's annual Remembrance Match, held to commemorate all those who have lost their lives in military service, and also to raise funds for the vital work of the Royal British Legion. Returning to the UKAF side is Navy Rugby stalwart, Charlotte, whose role in the Royal Navy is as a Flight Observer in the Fleet Air Arm. Charlotte is extremely proud to have been selected to represent the UK Armed Forces and speaking of what this means...

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