ROYAL NAVY SENIOR XV v ROYAL AIR FORCEROYAL NAVY SENIOR XV v ROYAL AIR FORCE
The last game of Round 2 in the 2012 Babcock Inter Service Trophy will see the RN Senior XV face the RAF (Kick-off 7pm). The RAF saw action a week earlier against the Army at RAF Halton. Despite some excellent rugby, the RAF eventually lost the game 0-59. The score does not do the RAF credit as the team made the Army work hard for every point.
We are sure to see the same commitment from the RAF during Wednesday's game in Portsmouth.
The game will see NA (SE) (Aaron) Hunt (RNAS Culdrose) gain his first Inter Service cap as a Senior XV player, a cap that is long overdue for this 24 year old Naval Airman. Hunt has already accrued 8 U23 Inter Service appearances.
Returning to the starting XV is another RNAS Culdrose player NA (AH) (Ben) Priddey who is returning from injury and will add to the open running rugby and pressure defence that has been a consistent and successful feature of the RN Senior XV this season, that has seen them beat both Varsity Universities and the Irish Defence Force by a record margin.
Mne (Nathan) Huntley (40 Cdo RM) also starts his first Senior XV Inter Service game at Fly Half. Huntley was part of the RN Squad during the International Defence Rugby Competition last year, during which he impressed the coaching team with his attitude and commitment.
To all those who come and support the Royal Navy Rugby Union what can be guaranteed will be the passion, determination and commitment that comes with pulling on a Navy shirt and lining up against the best players from the RAF on Wednesday and the Army at Twickenham on Saturday 28 April 2012.
ROYAL NAVY SENIOR XV
|1||NA (AH) K Mason* ** ^||HMNB Devonport|
|2||NA (AH) B Priddey * **||RNAS Culdrose|
|3||Lt RN T Blackburn *||RNAS Culdrose|
|4||NA(AH) J.Quarnivalu*||RNAS Culdrose|
|5||POAET M Cormack* **||RNAS Yeovilton|
|6||Mne B Fox*||45 Cdo RM|
|7||MA S Laird *||HMS Collingwood|
|8||Sgt G Evans * **||1 ASRM|
|9||POAET D Pascoe (Capt)* **||RNAS Culdrose|
|10||Mne N Huntley*||40 Cdo RM|
|11||NA (SE) A Hunt||RNAS Culdrose|
|12||ET (ME) D Sleeman*||HMNB Devonport|
|13||AB D Bamford*||HMS Dragon|
|14||Logs (CS) J Drananui* **||WMO Devonport|
|15||AET J Humphrey*||RNAS Yeovilton|
|16||Lt RN D Smith*||HMS Vanguard|
|17||AET K Beasley*||RNAS Yeovilton|
|18||S/Lt RN H Mitchell-Heggs||HMS Sultan|
|19||Mne S Ramakita*||42 Cdo RM|
|20||ET (WE)I Cooper *||HMS Ambush|
|21||Mne J Foster||40 Cdo RM|
|22||Capt RM T Glover*||CTCRM|
** Combined Service
* Royal Navy