March 2022

RN Women Victorious in Ice Bath

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RN Women Victorious  in Ice Bath

The Royal Navy Women beat a determined Bath Ladies side in icy conditions tonight in Somerset in a match that featured players on both sides who had split allegiances ! The prospect of the Inter Service Championship starting in just over a week was clearly a motivation to the Navy Women as they brought a real intensity to the match that Bath struggled to match in the first 30 minutes. But the Navy just couldn't take their chances and were starting to get edgy as the game settled into a deadlock. The stalemate ended when the Royal Navy and Bath Scrum Half (wearing Navy Blue tonight) Lt Olivia Critchley-Peddle darted from the back of a 5m scrum to dot down with LPT Suz Badger kicking t...

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Senior Women versus Bath Preview

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Senior Women versus Bath Preview

The RNRU Senior Women travel to Somerset on Thursday to play Bath RFC Ladies. This will be the squad's the last preparation fixture before the start of the Inter Services campaign and it is an important one with the Light Blue of the RAF waiting to avenge their opening defeat to the Army. Lt Cdr Paula Bennett-Smith, the RNRU Assistant Director of Rugby responsible for the Senior Women’s XV, said "With only a handful of games this season much has been learnt by both players and coaches. But with a consistent core to the team this presents a prime opportunity to fine tune the squad and game plan. This will give the Royal Navy Women a solid platform from which to display their...

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RN Men Make Minimal Fuzz in Dispatching Police

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RN Men Make Minimal Fuzz in Dispatching Police

The Royal Navy Senior Men had a heist in mind against the police as they nicked a big win in Stourbridge. With the oppostion, The British Police RFC, already having beaten the RN's next opponents (The RAF), this match was never going to be won at a plod and the RN came out firing with such intesity that it was nearly criminal! From the kick off it was obvious that the Navy were settled and ready for the test with strong defence that led to an early penalty opportunity to kick to the corner. And it wasn't long before the Navy got on the scoreboard. 10 minutes into the game and sustained pressure on the Police tryline led to the Navy being held up and LA(AH) Ben Watson returning his...

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Win Not "Torbay" For Mariners

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Win Not

The Sharks bite was deadly for the Mariners in Torbay as they were deated in their final warm up game before Inter Services. Line Up 1. PO Andrew John 2. LH Chris Ellor 3. PO Peter Kewn 4. LT Ian Scovell 5. CPO Chris Thompson 6. PO Kali Junior 7. CPO Ollie James 8. LT Tiny Richardson 9. PO Ryan Cox 10. LT Dane Smallbone 11. AB Peleki Sadole 12. PO Phil Parsell 13. LAET Colin Campbell 14. CPL Semi Tabanivesi 15. LH Paul Saberton (c) Replacements 16. CPO Peter Manning 17. NA Duncan Fraser 18. PO Chris Hart 19. PO Peter Erne 20. SGT Jaz Parsons 21. AB (D) Lee Harris-Joce 22. LAET James Pickles

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Navy's Last Chance to Get Their Record Straight Before Inter Services

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Navy's Last Chance to Get Their Record Straight Before Inter Services

The Royal Navy Rugby Union Senior Men will be hoping to get their game together in the nick of time against the British Police on Wednesday before they begin their Inter Service Campaign. The match against the British Police has become a regular tough test for the Navy, yet because of the pandemic it will be the first time the two sides have squared off against each other since 2019. The RNRU Senior Men's Assistant Director of Rugby, Commander Arty Shaw said,  "Our last fixture before Inter Services brings us up against the British Police who are formidable foe that have earned our respect after years of great matches. With the RAF match just over  a week away, this will ...

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