The Royal Navy Women first played the Marine Nationale Feminines in a twelve a side match on the pitch outside the Wardroom of HMS Drake. It had hoped to play the first fixture the year before in Toulon but logistically this had proved to difficult. With the first fixture played the following year the match was played in Toulon and the fixture was a full XV-a-side match. The Marine Nationale were comfortable winners of this first, historic fixture, but most importantly it was a great occasion and one which should hopefully continue for many years to come . . .
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