Navy Rugby’s Link with CURFC

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

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

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

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

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

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

Royal Navy 10 Oxford University 0

  For the full official match report please click here. First outing for the RN and a satisfying one, home win, preventing the opposition from scoring, senior players performing well and youngsters looking to take their chances.  Only downside was the injuries … Read More

Navy Rugby 2012 – Intro

Navy Cup – check Inter Command – check U23 Inter Services – check And so another season and another Inter Service campaign starts with the Navy Senior XV taking on Oxford University at the famous Burnaby Road home of US Portsmouth … Read More

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