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RN Women’s Development XV beat Northamptonshire Police convincingly

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RN Women’s Development XV beat Northamptonshire Police convincingly

In a game played by two development sides with rolling substitutes everyone’s a winner. Whilst the result, 46 – 19 to the RN Women’s Development XV, is always important the experience gained by all the players is priceless. The game, well managed by the three RNRURS officials enabled the game to develop and encourage all the players’ experienced or otherwise to give of their best and show their skills in a safe competitive environment. After days of heavy rain and high winds, Wednesday, 15th January 2020 was dry with light wind at HMS Temeraire where the Royal Navy Women’s Development squad numbering 25 players assembled to play Northamptonshire Police play...

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Royal Navy Rugby Union Current Vacancies

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Royal Navy Rugby Union Current Vacancies Our Vision is: To be fun, relevant and successful, inspiring players, coaches, officials, volunteers, and spectators to enjoy rugby at all levels from mess deck to international, wherever the RN goes, reflecting all that is best in the Service. The following opportunities are available from May 2020.  The closing date for applications is Friday 24th Janaury.  Full details including how to apply can be viewed at the links below. Director of Rugby – click here for details RFU Council Member – click here for details The closing dates for both the RNRU Director of Rugby and RFU Council Member roles is...

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RN East overpowered by dominant RN West.

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RN East overpowered by dominant RN West.

With an excellent display from all the RN West squad and a Rolls-Royce performance from man of the match, RN and UKAF capped Scrum Half Gareth Rees the game was won by halftime. Only the stubborn defence, hard work and never say die attitude of all the RN East players kept the West honest, making them work hard for every yard particularly in the second half.  With the continued unavailability of Burnaby Road this game was played on HMS Temeraire’s 4G pitch on a chilly but otherwise dry evening. RN West arrived fully loaded including, two capped and one international player, in contrast RN East suffered a major blow with the withdrawal of HMS Sultan’s players as the...

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Navy U23s win Inter Services

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Navy U23s win Inter Services

In the final game of the Inter Services U23 competition 2019 all three teams could win the competition but only the Royal Navy could remain unbeaten. Against a competitive RAF side the Navy went about their business with discipline and power from their forwards, and quickly took control of the game. As early as the 4th minute when the RAF infringed at the scrum, the ever reliable Hanley stepped up and converted the penalty making it 3-0 to the Navy. The Navy continued to apply pressure throughout the first half scoring two tries by Ravivalitia and W Scott. Although the RAF scored a penalty the Navy were in control of the game making the half time score 15-3 top the Dark Blue. Th...

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Service Women’s Rugby Twickenham Stadium Debut.

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Service Women’s Rugby Twickenham Stadium Debut.

In 2020 the Army Women and Royal Navy Women will run out from the West stand on to the hallowed Twickenham turf for the first time in history. Since the first Women’s Inter Services match in 2003, the goal of playing at Twickenham Stadium has been held by many of the pioneers of the Service Women's game. 1920 was a very special year for Service rugby. With the end of the Great War the newly formed Royal Air Force Rugby Union joined with the Army and Royal Navy to compete in the first Inter Service Rugby Championship.  Both the matches involving the Royal Air Force were played at The Queen’s Club, London, but the Army v Navy match (which had been played at the restr...

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