Monthly Archives: August 2012

Gordon Herbert Waddell – Royal Marine, Navy Rugby, Scotland and British Lions Passes Away

Earlier this month witnessed the passing of a great man of rugby Gordon Waddell who sadly died on 13 August.  During his National Service he was a Royal Marine Commando and represented Devonport Services RFC.  He won a solitary cap in the 1957 Army Navy match which unfortunately the Navy lost 6-3.  However he went on to be capped 18 times for Scotland, including 5 as captain, became a double British Lions tourist (New Zealand and South Africa) and also represented the Barbarians.  He was considered one of the best of his time by no lesser judge than the great John Dawes.

The Daily Telegraph have written a very informative obituary which can be viewed here.  His wiki entry his here.

Evans Exiled and Navy Rugby’s Old Warriors

Gaz Evans – recently signed for London Welsh

Gaz Evans Exiled by Exiles

Navy hooker/number eight Gaz Evans made his debut for his new club London Welsh in the 40-31 defeat away to Premiership rivals Bath.  However Director of Rugby Lyn Jones felt Gaz needed some more game time in his legs.  Consequently, after a very tough week’s training, Evans was exiled from the exiles and turned out for London Scottish in their warm up game against Harlequins.

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Spitfires Stutter as Army Cruise

Infinity Park, Denver, Colarado sees the International Defence Sevens with the Royal Air Force and British Army joining two Australian Army teams, the French Armed Forces, the US Coast Guard, US Marine Corps, US Air Force, US Army and US Navy in the ten team tournament.  The pool matches were held yesterday with today being finals day.

Army skipper Gerard Wessels

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