Category Archives: Navy Rugby – TTL

A Nelsonian view of Navy Rugby as seen through the camera lens.

RAF Flying High After First Round of Inter Service Championship

RAF Flying High – a pictorial story from the RAF Senior XV Match against the Royal Navy – images by Lee Crabb of Scrumpix and Geraint Ashton Jones, Alligin Photography

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Fairbrother’s Man of the Match Performance – A Photographic Tribute

The final one of three mini photo essays from the Royal Navy v Marine Nationale (men and women) rugby on Wednesday last.

Up Close and Personal – Dave Fairbrother.  Fairy the feisty eight is used to making headlines – good and bad!  But gradually the pendulum is swinging in his favour and with back to back man of the match performances in the Navy’s last two matches when caps were being awarded you can not deny his importance to the Royal Navy cause.  Lee Crabb, of Scrumpix, kept his lens on him to bring you some of Dave Fairbrother’s best moments.

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Royal Navy Women’s Best Showing at ‘Entente Cordial’ Falls Just Short

Royal Navy Women before their annual encounter with the Marine National Feminines.  The teams play for the Entente Cordial Trophy and it was the seventh game in the series first started in 2011 with a 12-a-side game, also hosted at HMS Drake

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Work Rate From the Engine Room Sets Up Navy Win

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It was good to travel south to Glasgow to catch up with the Royal Navy team tonight in their game against Glasgow Hawks.  Some good rugby from both teams.  Matt Harvey (with ball) was deservedly named man of the match but he was matched in his work rate by his second row colleague Edd Pascoe.  The two are forming quite a second row partnership with Ben Fox also adding some good lineout variations.

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Royal Navy Win at Anniesland

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Diane Hodgkinson, Craig’s mother, presents winning captain, Kyle Mason, of the Royal Navy the Craig Hodgkinson Trophy after a thrilling 28-17 win over home team Glasgow hawks.  The Royal Navy turned around at half time 21 – 5 ahead after recovering from an early Hawks try set back to score three of their own through man of the match, Matt Harvey, Richie Cadywould and Eldon Myers.  The second half was more even and the Navy weathered a strong Hawks fight back to secure the win aided by a fourth try from Rhys Dimmock-Williams.  During the match money was raised for the Craig Hodgkinson Trust which helps provide defribulators in the community.  Craig a Royal Navy and Glasgow Hawks player sadly died of cardiomyopathy when playing for the Royal Navy in 2006.  Tonight was the first time the teams have met since the memorial game May 2007.

Myers Continues Happy Memories Against the RAF

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A productive evening with Lee Crabb of Scrumpix as we finalised a new workflow that will allow a seamless process between my base in Skye and his work on the South Coast (and save me some air miles).  The evening’s main event was stood on a chilly touchline at US Portsmouth RFC to watch the Royal Navy U23’s retain their Inter Services title against the RAF.  Despite the poor In Goal lighting, Lee managed to capture Eldon Myers scoring the only try in the Navy’s 10-0 win.  Eldon, who holds a couple of Senior XV caps, made his Senior debut against the RAF so clearly has happy memories playing against the Light Blues.  As much as it was an enjoyable trip in was good to return to the warmth of Skye after a couple of wintery days in the frozen South!!

Not Just the Pound Struggling Against the Dollar

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This image by John Walton caught my eye after the Slough 7s at the weekend.  It looks as if since BREXIT it is not just the pound that is struggling against the dollar.  MCM2 entered the event alongside the Navy Sharks representative side and played some good rugby but on this occasions were unable to break through when double teamed by a pair of “Greenbacks”.  Good to see the MCM2 enjoying their rugby.

A New Dawn?

A small tribute from Alligin Photography to the Royal Navy Rugby Union. As so often it is the Reds that first catch the eye, but gradually as you look over time it is the Blues in this image of a dawn from my home in Skye that take the ascendancy, gradually controlling the attention as surely as the tide coming in. A long day yesterday working with a great group of photographers. Hopefully managed to keep the outputs professional for both sides but naturally pleased to see my former Service take the honours.

A small tribute from Alligin Photography to the Royal Navy Rugby Union. As so often is the case,  it is the Reds that first catch the eye, but gradually as you look over time it is the Blues in this image of a dawn from my home in Skye that take the ascendancy, gradually controlling the attention as surely as the tide coming in. A long day yesterday working with a great group of photographers. Hopefully managed to keep the outputs professional for both sides but naturally pleased to see my former Service take the honours of the Inter Service Title.

 

A selection of action images from the photography team at yesterday’s Army Navy Match can be found by clicking here.

A ‘Tear’ For the Fallen

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Raiders From the North

Navy Referee gets a shock with his RFU Match Appointments

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