Navy 28 Army 12 – must be a good news story

The Rugby Club Marine Nationale achieved what neither the Royal Navy or indeed the US Navy could achieve when then beat their Army opponents in the French Inter Services yesterday.  Having already beaten the Gendarmes on Monday the RCMN now … Read More

Mariners Endure Cruel Defeat

With two games being played simultaneously it was hard to follow both and though I spent most of my time watching the RN(W) side it was clear that the mariners fixture was a thrilling affair with a twist worthy of … Read More

you’ll be a Man, my Son

There is one time and place at Twickenham when no captain wishes to be first – up the steps at the end of the match to receive sympathy and medals from the RFU President.  After again producing an eighty minute … Read More

Don’t Forget the Referees

The Navy had a fourth team competing as part of Army Navy day.  Before the Army Navy match and also during the half time interval the RFU were showcasing a National Girls event which had partly been organised by Navy … Read More

Ten Years, Ten Titles, ‘Ten’ Targetted

The Women’s Inter Service Rugby Championship celebrated the culmination of its tenth year on 28th April and the Army should be congratulated on the continuation of their unbroken run. However the matches over the last few years have been far … Read More

Greg Goes

Former  Navy Rugby vice captain Greg Barden has announced his immediate retirement from rugby having stood down from captaining England Sevens.  Greg was a key member of the Navy’s winning Inter Service team of 2010 and has also been responsible … Read More

BFBS Preview, Navy Team and Proud Heritage Answer

Jon Knighton has done an excellent preview of the Army Navy match focusing on it being the final game for two great service players Mark Lee and Josh Drauniniu.  It is on BFBS tonight (Thursday 18:30 Sky Channel 231) or … Read More

It’s as Easy as One, Two, Twenty!?

When on the 18th April the three Navy teams made it a clean sweep for the first time against the Royal Air Force they set up the most enticing prospect of the First, The Second and the Twentieth. Royal Navy … Read More

Fourth Invitational XV

As the count down to the Army Navy day at Twickenham begins I have published Greg Barden’s Invitational XV.  Having only retired himself from XV-a-side rugby last season it naturally contains many players who will be on show on Saturday, … Read More

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