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Royal Australian Navy Rugby port

Date: 1984
Overall: 178 x 120 mm
Medium: Ceramic
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from the family of Henry 'Jim' Ramsbottom
Object Name: Jug
Object No: 00051745

User Terms

    Empty ceramic jug with stopper, formerly containing port, featuring the crest of the Royal Australian Navy and text: Navy Rugby Port / 1984.
    SignificanceThis commemorative port was produced in support of the Royal Astralia Navy's rugby union team.
    HistoryThe Royal Australian Navy Rugby Union (RANRU) was formed in 1912 and has progressively grown from strength to strength throughout its long history. The RAN recognises the benefits of the sport of rugby, considered a premier team sport throughout the world, which encourages fitness and fosters the type of teamwork and camaraderie sought by many modern corporations.

    RANRU proudly fosters both male and female rugby union at all levels within Navy, the Australian Defence Force and the community. In addition to unit level challenges, the RANRU participates in a number of development fixtures against other representative sides, including NSW Fire Brigade teams. From these various fixtures, events and development camps the Navy Senior Men's and Women's national squads are selected for the Australian Services Rugby Championships (ASRC) - the pinnacle of the annual Defence rugby calendar. These national men’s, women’s and Under 21s squads undertake special event tournaments and international tours, including the triennial Commonwealth Navies Rugby Cup, and naval rugby’s equivalent of the Bledisloe Cup, the Shelford-Stokes Shield.

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