November 2012

3 Devonport Services Players make Debut for Royal Navy U23s

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3 Devonport Services players, who came through the Services youth system made their debut for the Royal Navy U23s against Oxford University 2 weeks ago and then played last weekend against Cambridge University at Burnaby Road in Portsmouth. All 3 players are now under consideration for the RN U23s first Inter-Service Championship game against the RAF U23 on Fri 16 Nov at Burnaby Road, Portsmouth.   PHOTO: (from L-R) Mne (Mo) Andrews, AET (Jack) Darragh and AET (Nathan) Trower

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Okehampton 13 v Devonport Services 3

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In the first half Devonport Services were denied 2 tries, one from Rob Ede and the other from Jack Martin who made a super solo run and went over the line with the Okehampton scrum half, the view from all was that he rolled over and touched down. However, the referee said he was unsighted and didn't award the try. As the teams came off at half time the score stood at 3-3 as Matt Anstis matched Oke's penalty. In the second half Services kept Okehampton to 3-3, until about 15 minutes from the end of the match, a draw looked likely to be the outcome and a bonus point for Services. The Okehampton then got a try, even with the game at 8-3 a bonus point was still available. Unfortunately the...

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Royal Navy U23s Begin Inter-Services Campaign

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This Friday, the 16 th of November will see the Royal Navy U23s begin their 2012 Inter-Services campaign in earnest, with the "Young Tyros" of the Senior Service facing their ‘Light Blue' counterparts from the Royal Air Force under floodlights at Burnaby Road, Portsmouth, the home of Navy Rugby. This season has been a relatively short one by typical Navy U23 standards, with fixtures against a Chichester RFC Select XV with Oxford and Cambridge Universities providing testing opposition for the Navy. These games provided an ideal opportunity for the coaching team of Captain (Scott) Ashley (NCHQ), WO1 (Billy) May (HMS Nelson) and PO (Kai) Blackett (HMS Defender) to take a ...

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RNRMC Announced Charity Of The Day for Army v Navy 2013

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The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity are the chosen charity of the day for the Army v Navy event to be held at Twickenham on 27th April 2013. THe RNRU are delighted that The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity are the chosen charity for this fantastic event.  Robert Robson, Cheif Executive for the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity released the following statement: - The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity are delighted to be involved for the first time with the Army vs Navy game at Twickenham on 27 th April 2013 - the premiere event in the Interservices Competition. This charity exists to give a better quality of life to serving and former naval pe...

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Royal Navy U23s v Cambridge University LX XV

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This weekend saw the Royal Navy U23s complete the double against the Universities with a fixture against a Cambridge University LX team at Burnaby Road. With the side again skippered by AB (Tom) Davies (HMS Illustrious), the starting XV contained several changes from the side defeated the previous week by an Oxford University U21 XV, and included debuts on the wing for Mne Andrews (43 Cdo (FPGRM)) and at hooker for Cpl (Mark) Sharp (CTCRM). With sunny conditions and a good playing surface underfoot, the U23s made an enthusiastic start and took the match to the students. With Cambridge having been awarded an early penalty, further Navy indiscipline within minutes soon presented the stude...

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