The Inter Command competition was originally played for the Blakeney Cup.  It was a five way competition between the land based Commands of the Naval Service.  The 'sixth Command' ran their own cup competitions.  With the demise of the annual inter-port fixture between Devonport Services RFC and US Portsmouth RFC the RNRU found itself in a slight dilemma.  The inter-port match was played for the Inverdale Cup.  Named and played in honour of former Royal Navy Rugby Union Life Member . . .

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