January 2020

Inverdale Challenge 2019/20 Final – Royal Marines v Fleet Air Arm

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Inverdale Challenge 2019/20 Final – Royal Marines v Fleet Air Arm

In the first game of rugby at Burnaby Rd for 3 months the Royal Marines and Fleet Air Arm contested the last game in the 2019/20 Inverdale Challenge – The Final. In a fiercely fought, entertaining game it was the Royal Marines that overcame a spirited Air Arm to claim the trophy, victors by 32-16. On Wednesday, 22 nd January 2020 rugby returned to Burnaby Road, Portsmouth after a 3 months closure whilst the stand was refurbished, for the annual Inverdale Challenge Final, contested by the most successful teams in recent years the Royal Marines (RM) and the Fleet Air Arm (FAA) in the presence of both John Inverdale and his sister Jendy Weeks, after whose father, Capt John Inver...

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RN Women’s Development XV beat Northamptonshire Police convincingly

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RN Women’s Development XV beat Northamptonshire Police convincingly

In a game played by two development sides with rolling substitutes everyone’s a winner. Whilst the result, 46 – 19 to the RN Women’s Development XV, is always important the experience gained by all the players is priceless. The game, well managed by the three RNRURS officials enabled the game to develop and encourage all the players’ experienced or otherwise to give of their best and show their skills in a safe competitive environment. After days of heavy rain and high winds, Wednesday, 15th January 2020 was dry with light wind at HMS Temeraire where the Royal Navy Women’s Development squad numbering 25 players assembled to play Northamptonshire Police play...

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