First ‘Dream’ Team Selected

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Mike Connolly’s Navy Rugby Select XV The first of the invitational dream teams has been selected and can be found on its own page @ ‘Royal Navy Invitational Select XV’.  The first side has been chosen by current Navy Mariners Head … Read More

First Defeat but Plenty to Build On

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It was long night for the Navy team as once again this fixture provided the crowd with end to end excitement.  Both teams selected mix and match sides and neither team could break down each other’s defence for the most … Read More

Proud Heritage Answers

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First of all great to see that the Mariners doubled up the Senior sides win on Wednesday night. You will see that the match report mentions the ‘dream coaching team’ of Mike Connolly, Dave Sibson and Doc Cox.  Some experience … Read More

Navy Rugby’s Link with CURFC

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I have just added three more players to the Navy Rugby Great Players page.  They include Dan Parkes, third most capped player of all time, Spencer Brown who some corresponders believe is part of the answer I set below and … Read More

Round Two – Cambridge University

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This week sees both the Senior XV and the Mariners continue their preparations for the 2012 Inter Services, their matches against the Royal Air Force and of course the culmination of the season, the Army v Navy match at Twickenham. … Read More

QBE Announce Winners of Pro Rugby Competition

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More Success for HMS Sultan They say all good things come in threes. Earlier this season HMS Sultan reached the final of the Navy Rugby’s knockout cup, yesterday they won their regional head of Navy Rugby’s annual 10s competition and … Read More

Navy Rugby 10s – Portsmouth Regional Heats

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Navy Rugby’s 2012 competition started yesterday with three regional heats held in Plymouth, Portsmouth and Scotland. At US Portsmouth five teams took part from HMNB Portsmouth HMS Collingwood, HMS Heron, HMS Sultan and the lone ship representative HMS York. A … Read More

The Greatest Try, Courtesy of the Royal Marines

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As promised the answer to last week’s question about great tackles is Lt Haydn Mainwaring RM.  I have added Haydn Mainwaring to the Great Navy Players page with a full description of his tackle on Avril Malan in 1961.  I … Read More

Dave Pascoe’s Covering Tackle

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Yesterday in the summary of the match I posted one photograph of the covering tackle. Today I have posted the photograph again in the context of the shots I took just before. The try saving tackle set me thinking.  Now … Read More

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