March 2009

England Face Samoa in the Quarter Final

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Having survived a late come back for a narrow victory against Tunisia in the morning, England comfortably beat kenya to win their group in the iRB Sevens World Cup. It was clear that against Kenya England had their 'big match' heads on as their game was characterised by very few unforced errors or missed tackles, something that could not be said for the earlier games against Hong Kong and Tunesia. As against Hong Kong, Josh Drauniniu, game of the bench in the match against Kenya and again showed his fluent running skills in broken filed. England are now in to the knockout stages of the tournament where there are no second chances. From RFU.com England 26 -7 Kenya England wil...

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Drama Dominates Dubai

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With the Dubai crowd still taking in the shock of watching Wales knock out New Zealand in the first iRB World Cup Quarter Final England took the field against Samoa. From the earliest exchanges it was clear that Samoa were on their game and looking to make their first ever World Cup Semi Final. Though and early try was canceled by a long range effort from England flyer Vardell two further goals gave Samoa a deserved 21 - 7 half time lead. The second half turned out to be a classic. First Ollie Phillips had a try ruled as a knock on however it didn't prove costly as England scored from the resultant score, then Engalnd scored wide out to bring the score back to 21 - 19 before Samoa...

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World Cup Debut for Navy Chef

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With three minutes to go of Englands first round match Navy Chef, Logs (CS) Josh Drauniniu made history as he became the first player from Navy Rugby to represent the Service at an iRB World Cup. Thirty seconds later he bacame the first Navy player to score at a World Cup. England cruised to a comfortable 42 - 5 victory against Hong Kong but were made to work hard in the first quarter by a resolute Hong Kong team. In fact it was Hong Kong who took the early lead after Kevin Barratt, a colleague of Josh's at Exeter Chiefs, was sin binned for a deliberate knock on. After this ealy set back England gradually asserted their authority and by the time that Josh came on the game was alread...

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Dubai & Drauniniu - A Perfect Match

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Dubai must hold very special memories for Navy star Logs (CS) Josh Drauniniu, CTCRM. The Navy flyer has one two titles here with the Navy Sharks and it was also the venue for his ENgland Sevens debut. Tomorrow he is back with England as part of the World Cup Sevens squad. Everyone involved with Navy Rugby wishes Josh the very best of luck and will be following his and England's progress over the next three days. From the RFU: Watch England at the Rugby World Cup Sevens 2009 Rugby fans can watch England Sevens at the Rugby World Cup Sevens from the comfort of their own home. The Rugby World Cup Sevens 2009, which kicks off this Thursday (5-7) in Dubai, will see 24 men's team...

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RFUW Regional Update

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All looks well for the RN(W) Head Coach and South Region's Senior Coach after the first couple of Regional fixture rounds. PO LOGS (Pers) Dave Garner (HMS DAUNTLESS) has seen his Regional side win 29-5, beating the South West Region in the first round of matches. Whilst AB LOGS Charlie Lewis region North East gained a walker over due to the Yorkshire region withdrawing. In the second round Dave's sides forward dominance combined with some excellent running from the South Region's backs saw them demolish the South East region 50-5! However, It was mixed fortunes for Charlie playing in a triangular weekend of matches as the West Midlands beat her region the North East 24-0, alt...

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