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Royal Navy Rugby Union welcome new Life Members

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Royal Navy Rugby Union welcome new Life Members

A former President of the Royal Navy Rugby Union (2007-2010), Neil Morisetti was appointed as the first Chairman of the Board of Trustees in 2013. Under his strong leadership he has improved all aspects of our off-field management through a robust governance mechanism that provides a secure foundation on which to build the future. During his tenure he has been instrumental in ensuring full compliance with the Charity Commission regulations which resulted in the Union becoming an Incorporated Company and latterly, the establishment of a separate trading fund, Navy Rugby Limited in 2016. There is no doubt that without his personal drive, management, planning and guidance the RNRU would not...

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Record breaking Royal Navy retain U23 Title

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Record breaking Royal Navy retain U23 Title

The final match of U23 Inter service competition was contested on a cold November evening at Burnaby Road.  With both the Army and the Navy having already beaten the RAF, this match would decide who would win the competition. The Navy were competing to win the trophy for a record breaking third successive year, whilst the Army were looking to cause an upset. In the first quarter the teams were evenly matched. Both sides made handling errors and conceded a number of penalties, although within 7 minutes the Navy had to mount a resilient defence to prevent the Army from scoring the first try of the match. The Navy’s first opportunity to get onto the scoreboard was as a result of...

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Great start to Navy Rugby Under 23 Inter Service campaign

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Great start to Navy Rugby Under 23 Inter Service campaign

When the Royal Navy Rugby Union Under 23 team travelled to RAF Halton to begin the defence of their Inter Service title I doubt anyone would have predicted that they would make such a successful start. With the first of the 3 matches played between the Army and the Royal Air Force ending in an Army victory 19 - 13, the Royal Navy side knew that they would have to work hard to come away with a win.  However that is exactly what they did, scoring 43 points to the Royal Air Force's 7 and setting themselves up to secure the U23 Inter Service title for the third time in a row. It was a bright afternoon at the home of RAF sport with the very strong winds causing disruption to both the li...

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Meet the team - Daniel Rutter

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Meet the team - Daniel Rutter

Stepping out for the Royal Navy Rugby Union for the first time this season is fly half Daniel Rutter.  At twenty one years of age he joined the Royal Navy in July of this year and couldn't wait to get his hands on a rugby ball.  Nicknamed 'Rutts' he is currently doing his phase 2 professional training course at HMS Sultan as an air engineering technician.  His rugby playing career started at the age of ten in his home town of Redruth in Cornwall and he quickly found success the following year in the Under 15 category, reaching the finals of the Daily Mail Cup competition.  Daniel also found time to play the 7s variant of the game and was an All England 7s Champion i...

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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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