December 2013

Pascoe Hitting the High Notes

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Royal Marine Muscian, Edd Pascoe, has been awarded the Royal Navy Rugby Union’s Brian Weeks Memorial Trophy for his performances for the U23 XV. Named after former Navy Rugby Life Member and long standing Chairman of age group rugby in the Royal Navy, the trophy is traditionally presented at the end of the U23 XV Inter Service championship. It is awarded to the player, who in the opinion of the U23 XV coaching staff, has contributed most over the course of the season. Edd’s season has been characterised by the huge work rate he has shown around the pitch with followers of Navy Rugby regularly seeing him charging clear from a ruck or taking the short pass from the halfba...

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Navy Cup Final 2013 – Preview

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The Navy Cup competition was first competed for back in 1972 when the former HMS Ark Royal became the only ship to ever win the Navy Cup. This year, the 42nd Royal Navy Rugby Cup final, will take place on Wednesday 4 December 2013 in Devonport, Plymouth. Due to strong support for the competition this year, it has also been possible to run a Plate competition concurrently. The Plate Final this year will be a contest between the ‘Men of Devon’ from HMNB Devonport and the ‘Men of Air’ from Cornwall’s HMS Seahawk.  It is notable that the Plate Final this year is a repeat of last season's Navy Cup semi final; no doubt HMNB Devonport will be looking to ...

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Royal Navy Mariners – Getting Ready for a Demanding Season

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The Royal Navy Mariners will meet for the first time this season to play HMS Heron on 4 Dec 13 (KO 1430).  The match will be the first chance to look at a wealth of new talent recently recruited.  This game will give newly appointed Head Coach, Lt Paul Clark (BRNC) the opportunity to assess the new players along with looking at player combinations for the forthcoming season. This season, the RN Mariners will be captained from the outset by Lt Cdr Jamie Phillips (BRNC) who is very keen to ensure that the squad go one better than last year and win both of the Inter-Service games and claim the elusive Cup. Looking to the season ahead, the RN Mariners have selected 10 fixt...

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