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Moment of Truth for Women in False Bay

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The Women of the RNRU were victorious in their final game of their tour against strong Cape Town opponents in the form of False Bay RFC. The game was full of attacking intent combined with strong defence and the Navy Women were determined to show their improvements they’d made throughout the tour. They were rewarded with a try by ET Sian McLaughlin in the first two minutes which set the tone for the rest of the match. Continuous pressure saw a second try on 12mins by LAET Abi Sondack which was successfully converted by AET Chloe Sopp. A lack of concentration at the breakdown allowed the False Bay No 7 to score a try at the 29th minute. Undeterred by allowing False Bay back in...

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RNRU Women's South Africa Tour Diary

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RNRU Women's South Africa Tour Diary

The RNRU Women are embarking on their first ever overseas tour, with the destination being South Africa. Different Tourists will update the Diary every day for a snapshot of life on tour.  Not only have the RNRU Women made history playing at Twickenham on Saturday 30th April, they now make make history once again as they embark on the first ever RNRU Women overseas tour with a mix of both representative and development players.  Tour Day 7 - Match day in Langa - LH Rose Dixon, Outside Centre, RNRU Women's Captain After a well deserved lie in, the team boarded the bus to Langa, a local township that was dubbed a ‘sporting township’ in the 1940s and 1950...

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Sharks Ready to Bite into Their 2022 Season

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Sharks Ready to Bite into Their 2022 Season

Summer is here. the sun is coming out, holiday plans are being made and Sevens is back! The Royal Navy 7s team, the ‘Navy Sharks’ start off their 2022 campaign in the GB Super 7s Series at the first tournament at Newbury RFC this weekend. Now one of the core teams the Sharks will be up against so tough competition in the series this year with major elite teams from around the country as well as International teams from China, Spain and Hong Kong. In preparation for the 7s season, the Navy Sharks have had a mixture of Strength and Conditioning and on field training overseen from their Head Coach LH Silivenusi Buinimasi. Coach B said ”After our successful first seas...

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Busy Bee deliver a Sting to the RN Women on Tour

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Busy Bee deliver a Sting to the RN Women on Tour

The Royal Navy Women have lost the second of their tour matches against Busy Bee RFC in Langa, Cape Town. The home team won the match 27-19 in the shadow of Table Mountain. The second fixture of the tour against the Busy Bee was a competitive game from the outset and it was evident that it was going to be a spectacular fixture to watch! Both teams tackled hard and defended strong but the Busy Bee’s where able to break through the Navy’s defence fairly early to put the first few points on the board with two unconverted tries in quick concession within the first 15mins. Not letting this phase the RN a sprint up the wing from Tegan Morley saw a Navy try successfully con...

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Pulsating Twickenham Return as Navy Pipped

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Pulsating Twickenham Return as Navy Pipped

The Navy were pipped in a pulsating Army V Navy Fixture that saw end to end action from minute 1 to 80. The Army and Royal Navy Men’s teams kicked off the hotly contested afternoon of action at Twickenham Stadium. Both sides fought valiantly for the prestigious Babcock Trophy, in a back and forth contest which could truly have gone either way. In the end, it was the Army who won on the day. Two tries within the final 10 minutes secured an astonishing comeback for the men in red, with the final score reading 35-27. Michael McDonald and Viliame Kotobalavu’s late scores won the day for the Army, yet full credit must go to the determined and resilient Navy. After a ten m...

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