June 2021

UKAF Director of Rugby's Nightingale Cycling Challenge

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UKAF Director of Rugby's Nightingale Cycling Challenge

Doc Cox, UK Armed Forces Director of Rugby, Former RNRU Player, U23 DoR and Senior coach, will be taking on an epic 840km cycle from Glasgow to London in just 10 days to raise money for SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity and NHS Charities Together. Lt Cdr Doc Cox, alongside his team which includes Nathan ‘Pony’ Moore, will be travelling 840km from Glasgow SEC (NHS Louisa Jordan) to the NHS Nightingale Hospital at the Excel in London, to raise money for SSAFA and NHS Charities Together. In Doc’s 38 and a half years of service he has always had a strong connection with rugby, even when on operation. In 2008, he helped coach the inaugural Afghanistan national players,...

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Sharks and Stingrays Face Off at Sultan

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Sharks and Stingrays Face Off at Sultan

The temperature is rising and the ground is getting firmer and it can mean only one thing! Sevens season is upon us!   The two Men’s Royal Navy Rugby Union Sevens sides, the Sharks and the Stingrays, have been taking part in a 5 week training camp at Fort Blockhouse to prepare them for their three scheduled tournaments this summer. The sides faced off against each other on the 9 th  of June on a dry HMS Sultan pitch in a heated match where the coaches were able to assess some of their newer players in a game scenario. The final score was closely guarded secret by the coaching team.   The sides kick off their season with their first ever appearance in a GB...

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RNAS Culdrose’s Sam Matavesi signs contract extension with Northampton Saints

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RNAS Culdrose’s Sam Matavesi signs contract extension with Northampton Saints

Northampton Saints have announced that RNAS Culdrose’s Fiji international Logs (SC) Sam Matavesi has signed a contract extension to remain at Franklin’s Gardens. The 29-year-old has made 27 appearances and scored three tries in Black, Green and Gold to date after joining the Club from Championship outfit Cornish Pirates in December 2019. This new deal sees Matavesi stay in Northampton for the 2021/22 season and beyond, with the hooker having established himself as a first-team regular this term in the ever-improving Saints scrum. “Sam is a popular member of our group and we’ve been thrilled with his development since he joined the Club,” said Dire...

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