Rugby Union

Whatever your skill level we have a coaching and training schemes that will put you in the best place to progress in this demanding sport.

Royal Navy Rugby Union

Our vision is to be fun, relevant, successful and sustainable, inspiring rugby for everyone. From mess deck to international, we facilitate the game at all levels, from the Senior XV to the smallest ship or unit. Wherever the Royal Navy goes, we want to reflect all that is best in the Service.

For many, the highlight of Navy Rugby is one game in May at Twickenham - the Army v Navy match. However,  Royal Navy Rugby Union is more than just one game.

The various representative teams (Men’s Senior XV, Women’s Senior XV, U23, Sevens and Veterans) become the focus of everyone's attention during the Inter-Service Championships. Our Rugby Development Officer and Community Rugby Coaches organise grassroots Rugby sessions to introduce new players to the magnificent sport.

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On top of the representative fixture list, we organise a number of competitions throughout the season in both the 15 and seven aside games. These include the Inverdale Challenge regional competition, the Navy Cup for ships, units and establishments, and the RNRU 10s and 7s tournaments, plus the more relaxed Beach Rugby competition.

We're motivated by more than just players though, with coaches, officials, volunteers and spectators welcome to enjoy rugby at all levels.

Whatever you're interest, to get involved, just get in touch.

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