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Royal Navy Rugby Union reaches out to support Lisbon

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When Royal Navy ships deploy around the world they make the most of opportunities to engage with local communities.   Similarly, Royal Navy personnel based overseas are also keen to engage, and what better way to do that than as part of the world-wide rugby family? During operational deployments Royal Navy ships are in the enviable position of visiting many and varied destinations.   When a ship comes alongside, it is not long until a bus pulls up to take the sports’ teams away to play local clubs.   They also look for opportunities to engage with the local communities in other ways such a outreach or other voluntary work.   Similarly; ways to give...

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Navy Ready For Twickenham Showdown

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Navy Ready For Twickenham Showdown

On Saturday the Navy Senior XV march to Twickenham full of confidence after an impressive season thus far. Their confidence is hard earned; they’re playing well and are in great physical condition. This side have real edge and have shown they’re more than capable of matching any side in a physical contest. Dave Pascoe has rewarded outstanding performance by naming an unchanged starting XV to the side that comprehensively dismantled the RAF.   Since stepping down as Captain, Ben Priddey has been in fine form. His accuracy at the lineout and work rate around the park have been of the highest standard. He is joined in the front row by Josh Terry and Chris Robinson. Watson a...

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Centenary Cap Given Home At Twickenham

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Centenary Cap Given Home At Twickenham

Prior to the Calcutta Cup fixture at Twickenham between England and Scotland, Brigadier Ewen Murchison presented the RFU with a cap from the Army Navy Centenary Match. With the annual Army v Navy match fast approaching, and to recognise the uniqueness of this special fixture in Twickenham’s calendar, RFU Junior Vice President, His Honour Judge Jeff Blackett donated a commemorative cap from the 100th match between the two Service rivals to the World Rugby Museum in Twickenham. The award-winning World Rugby Museum is the definitive home for everything and anything about rugby and it has recently undergone a significant make-over. Reopening in 2018, the new museum displays memorabil...

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Navy look razor sharp before Twickenham clash

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Navy look razor sharp before Twickenham clash

in the final dress rehearsal before their Twickenham showdown next Saturday, the Senior XV produced another fine display against Hampshire at Basingstoke RFC. Hampshire weren’t going to let the Dark Blue have it all their own way. They were quick out the blocks scoring two tries in 15 minutes to lead the game 12-3. From that point, Dave Pascoe’s men showed their class and scored seven unanswered tries from Lloydal, Raumakita, Hayler, Vakalutukali, Gobey and Boulton in a high tempo game. With 15 minutes to go, Hampshire scored two consolation try’s to make the final score 48-22 to the Navy. The performance would’ve pleased the coaching staff. The players look bi...

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Awesome Navy beat the RAF

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Awesome Navy beat the RAF

The Navy laid down a real marker in the opener of the 2019 Inter Services Championship with a performance of the highest quality against the RAF at the Twickenham Stoop on Friday. Prior to the match many felt that it was too close to call. The Navy had recently demolished the Marine Nationale, whilst the RAF are current IS champions fielding a squad packed with talent. However, from the whistle there was only one team in it. The Navy’s performance against the French had been the best in years, but in front of this large crowd the Senior Service were magnificent and controlled the game throughout. They dominated both territory and possession whilst their defence was well organised ...

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