June 2022

Senior Women's XV Team Manager Vacancy

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Royal Navy Rugby Union (RNRU) - Vacancy for Senior Women's XV Team Manager The RNRU are looking for a highly motivated individual to assume the vital position of Team Manager for the Senior Women’s XV Team. The successful candidate will be expected to take on the role with immediate effect and be prepared to commit to at least 2 seasons. The position will be reviewed in May 2024. Applicants should send their CV to Lt Cdr Paula Bennett-Smith RN, the Assistant Director of Rugby (ADOR) – ador.rnruw@navyrugbyunion.co.uk, cc’d to Cdr Rob O’Kane RN, Director of Rugby (DOR) – Robert.okane808@mod.gov.uk and the RNRU Sports Development Officer, Cdr Alan Chur...

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Director of Communications Vacancy

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The Royal Navy Rugby Union seeks to appoint a new Director of Communications to its Executive Committee. The Royal Navy Rugby Union (RNRU), as well as being a part of the Royal Navy, is a National Constituent Body (NCB) of the Rugby Football Union (RFU) and a registered charity. It is charged with the management, administration, and development of the game of Rugby Union within the RN, in accordance with Service regulations and traditions, as well as in compliance with the requirements of the RFU and the regulatory framework for charities. Our Vision is: To be fun, relevant and successful, inspiring players, coaches, officials, volunteers, and spectators to enjoy rugby at all lev...

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Tour to South Africa Concludes Season of Firsts

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Tour to South Africa Concludes Season of Firsts

The Women’s Royal Navy Rugby Union team concluded their historic 2022 season, which saw them play at Twickenham, with a first southern hemisphere tour. In a year where the annual Army v Navy match was a double header and the Women also played at the home of English rugby the Royal Navy Rugby Union (RNRU) have continued to provide a platform for the women’s game to flourish with a tour to South Africa. As with many things that have happened in 2022, the Twickenham debut and inaugural tour were both delayed from previous years by the global Covid-19 pandemic. But the Women’s side used that playing pause to identify and grow new talent which provided greater stre...

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Sharks Target Aldershot on Armed Forces Day

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Sharks Target Aldershot on Armed Forces Day

The Royal Navy Sharks head to Aldershot, the home of Army Rugby, on Armed Forces Day for the final round of the Super7s Series hoping to build on their excellent form in the previous round. The final round will see the Navy enter it with confidence after the Round 3 highs and lows which included the Navy tying with the Army, qualifying for the cup knockout stages for the first time this season but then falling to a heavy defeat to the eventual winners The 3 rd  round of the Super 7s Series took them to Stafford where they would take on some well established 7s teams and the age-old enemy: the British Army. The first leg saw the Sharks up against the Wooden Spoon Marauders, the...

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Royal Marines face off in Croatia

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Royal Marines face off in Croatia

The 11th of June promises to be a bumper day of sevens for the Royal Navy with players playing internationally, the Representative side and Development side all in action. Two Royal Marines will make their international 7s debut tomorrow, on opposite sides of the pitch! The European Rugby 7s Trophy makes a stop this weekend in Zagreb, Croatia and Marine Kane Teear-Bouge and Marine Toby Papp will both be playing. Kane, who has been making headlines on the invitational 7s circuit, will be making his Wales debut whilst Toby will be representing Hungary 7s for the first time. With Wales and Hungary drawn in the same group the two sides go head to head in the first match on 11 June a...

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