Royal Navy v Cambridge University
The Navy squad has started the build up to the Inter-Services 2012 with a mixture of team building, strength and conditioning training as well as pitch sessions at HMS Sultan in Gosport, Hants. With a higher than normal changeover of players due to operational commitments, retirements and redundancies, the new management team is keen to quickly bring together a squad from across the full spectrum of the Navy life. The aim is to build an effective unit to take on the French Navy, RAF and Army, all in April this year.
So far the squad has spent 3 weeks together which included the opening game against Oxford University. This match was an encouraging start with the Navy working hard to stop Oxford putting any points on the board. Tomorrow's game gives the rest of the squad the opportunity to catch the eye of the Director of Rugby and his coaches against a strong Cambridge University team. With games against Esher, Irish Defence Forces and Plymouth Albion to come in March, the Navy is looking forward to the traditional challenge of a skilful, quick and innovative university team.
Cambridge University v Royal Navy at Cambridge, kick off 1915.
NA(AH) K Mason (RNAS Culdrose), NA(AH) B Priddey (RNAS Culdrose), AET K Beasley (RNAS Yeovilton), S/Lt H Mitchell-Heggs RN (BRNC Dartmouth), PO(ET) M Cormack (RNAS Culdrose), Mne B Fox (45 Cdo RM), MA S Laird (HMS Collingwood), ET(WE) I Cooper (HMS Neptune), PO(ET) D Pascoe (Capt) (RNAS Culdrose), Mne N Huntley (40 Cdo RM), AET B Clarke (RNAS Yeovilton), ET(ME) D Sleeman (HMNB Devonport), AB D Bamford (HMS Dragon), NA J Humphrey (RNAS Culdrose), AB T Davies (HMS Liverpool)
CPO(ET) W John (HMS Nelson), Mne L Knight (FPGRM), S/Lt J Rylah RN (HMS Echo), Mne D Taylor (42 Cdo RM), NA J Quarnevalu (RNAS Culdrose), Mid T Smart (HMS Daring), ET(ME) J Parry (HMS Monmouth), S/Lt A Vance RN (HMS Sultan), S/Lt T Blackburn RN (RNAS Yeovilton)