December 2010

Navy U23 Crowned 2010 Inter-Service Champions

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The RN U23s followed in the footsteps of the Senior XV by winning the 2010 Inter Service Championship at Burnaby Road on Saturday.  If their win over the Army U23s at Aldershot had been an example of some of the best rugby that the U23s can offer, then the 6 - 3 victory over the RAF U23s showed that Navy Head Coach Clayton Patilla (HMS Nelson), along with his assistant Neil Evans (HMS Collingwood), had prepared a team that was also capable of grinding out a win when not playing to their potential. The original fixture was due to take place on Friday night but as the pitch was hidden under 4 inches of snow and both sides agreed to move kick off to the Saturday afternoon.  The...

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