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Double delight for Royal Navy rugby sides

9 August 2016
The head coaches from both Royal Navy Rugby Union and Royal Navy Rugby League celebrate both codes winning their Inter-Service championships.

CPO Ash Coates proudly holds the union trophy while POPT Steve Lockton has hold of the league trophy in front of HMS Victory.

The RURU Seniors took the championship following a 29-29 draw with the Army at Twickenham, having previously beaten the RAF.

The RNRL Seniors beat the Army 10-2 to retain the Jack Harrison Trophy and Inter-Service Cup.

To be Inter-Service champions across both codes at the same time is a phenomenal achievement and long may it continue.

RAdm Alex Burton RN

“Congratulations to the Union team and I promise to hand over the cross-code players in reasonable condition at the end of the League season,” said Steve.

RNRL President RAdm Alex Burton said: “What a great time for Navy rugby– to be Inter-Service champions across both codes at the same time is a phenomenal achievement and long may it continue.

“The appropriate level of tension and excitement is building for the start of the League Inter-Services and we are hoping for a repeat performance in September.

“I appreciate it is not immediately on the Union radar but I wish them all the best for next season.”

Full details of the RN Rugby League team build up the start of the Inter-Service campaign can be found at: http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/royalnavyrugbyleague

For more information on RNRU visit:  http://www.navyrugbyunion.co.uk/

 

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