October 2010

Royal Navy Rugby Union Elects Its First Female Life Member

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  This year the RNRU Annual General Meeting convened on Mon 4 Oct in HMS TEMERAIRE and it was very pleasing to see an increase in number of attendees who had travelled from all parts of the UK. After listening to reports from the RNRU Executive Committee there were 2 special presentations which covered the RNRU new approach to coaching development by WO1 Ian Smith and RNRU Director of Rugby, Lt Cdr Geraint Ashton-Jones presented ‘The Navy Way', building on the success of the Royal Navy Senior Team in the 2009/10 Inter-Service Championship. The election of Officers of the RNRU followed, which saw the retirement of Lt Cdr Paula Rowe from the role of Director of Communications, ...

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HMS Manchester Nurtures Rugby In Curacao

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HMS Manchester RFC was challenged by Wara Wara RFC to a Sevens Tournament whilst the Ship was alongside in Curacao.   HMS Manchester fielded two teams while the local side had three.   Wara Wara is a club that forms part of the Netherlands Antilles Rugby Federation that will be hosting a delegation from the International Rugby Board (IRB), they will be visiting next month to decide if the Federation are qualified to move to the first stage of Associate Membership of the IRB.  This is the first step any country has to take in order to become a member of the world rugby playing family.   The President of the Federation, Arthur Hogesteger said of Manchester's vi...

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