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. Though the margin of victory was closer when the teams met at Portsmouth, in 2013, it was still the French backline that caught the eye. In 2015 the match was elevated to cap status for the Royal Navy Women and contributed to the four capped matches they had to play before being formally capped.
The 2017 fixture was note able for the first Red Card in the series between the two sides and also the Royal Navy's closest result. Restricting the margin of victory to 18 points.
Geraint Ashton Jones - July 2017
|Year||Result||RN v Marine Nationale|
|20 Mar 19||MN (8) 25 - 3||HMS Drake [~] Alderson S [1 x P] New Caps: Honeybell L, Maxwell E, Stillman P, Flowers G, Bloxham E, Bythell E Team: Dixon R *(C), Sillman P, Alderson S *, Maxwell E, Carragher R *, Jenkins S *, Critchley O *, Fredrickson C *, McINtyre A-M *, Dilmore R *, Sondack A *, Kightley A * Honeybell L, Park E *, Ives K * Reps: Bloxham E, Buchanan E (not used) Bythelll E, Green (not used) Flowers G, Adams L (Not used), Coles S (not used) Ashby A *|
|4 Apr 18||MN (7) 67 - 0||Stade Leo Lagrange  Ives, Park, Fredrickson, Gilbertson, Howard, Coles, Mealy, Stevenson, Critchley, Jenkins, Staite, Goodwin, Ashby, Powell, Alderson (Capt) Reps Parkman, Sondack, Carragher (not used), Tuivaga, Elvidge, Marlor, Swinton, Till (not used)|
|23 Mar 17||MN (6) 17 - 35||HMS Drake [~] Fredrickson, Hargrave, Powell [1xT], Alderson [1 x C] Team List: Pippa Hutchinson, Emily Park, Pam Williams-Wilson, Abi Gilbertson, Helen Stevenson, Fiesha Greene, Charlotte Fredrickson (C), Stacey Hargrave, Olivia Critchley, Isobel Rawlinson, Drew Powell, Sarah Jenkins, Nicola Evidge, Bex Andrews, Sam Alderson Replacements: Alice Kightley, Kiera Gavan, Lorraine Osman, Rhiannon Dilmore, Katie Ives, Kirsty Marlor, Megan Lunn, Billi Staite. Replacements used: Kiera Gavan for Pam Williams-Wilson, Alice Kightley for Abi Gilbertson, Kirsty Marlor for Bex Andrews and Billi Staite for Drew Powell|
|23 Mar 16||MN (5) 34-3||Stade Leo Lagrange  Worsfold (1xP) A-M McIntyre (31), Tuivaga (32), Dilmore (33) 1st caps. RN Team: Hutchinson, Kightley *, Parkman *, McIntyre, Stevenson *, Bannard, Fredrickson (Capt) *, Hargrave *, Critchley *, Worsfold, Collyer, Greene *, Tuivaga, Rowley, Blagden Reps: Williams-Wilson *, Howard, Gleghorn, Martin, Dilmore, Sandack|
|1 Apr 15||MN (4) 27-3||US Portsmouth RFC  Alderson (1xP) A Kightly , K Marlor , A Marshall  new caps RN Team: P Williams-Wilson *, A Kightley, A Sadler, A-M McIntyre, H Stephenson *, P Hutchinson, C Fredrickson *, S Hargrave *, O Critchley *, S Alderson *, E Grant, L Morton (Capt) *, E Swinton *, M Landsman, I Rawlinson Reps: N Williams, R Dilmore, A Marshall, T Tuivaga, K Marlor, I Brown|
|19 Mar 14||MN (3) 50 - 0||Stade Leo Lagrange  RN Team P WIllimas-WIlson *, E Park (C), K Parkman, C Penrose *, S Mitchell, C Fredrickson, E Bloor, S Hargrave, O Crtichley, S Alderson *, B Blagdon, F Morton, E Gant, B BRown, A Marshall Reps: A Risker, S Dockerty, P Bennett-Smith *, F Greene *, E Swinton *|
|3 Apr 2013||MN(2) 48-3||US Portsmouth RFC  S Alderson [1xP] Team: P Williams *, E Park, L Christie, C Penrose, K Braodbere, Z Beer, H Stevenson, S Hargrave, O Chrichley, S Jenkins *, K Marlor, C Fredrickson (C)*, L Morton *, C Oakes, E Swinton * Reps: K Briggs, A Saddler, A Kightley, K Ives, F Greene, S Alderson, R Deacon|
|11 Apr 2012||MN (1) 60 - 5||Stade Jaureguiberry, Toulon E Atkins [1xT] Team: E Park, C Lewis +, E Atkins, C Penrose, A Marshall, S Hargrave, C Fredrickson, H Leach, L Morton, S Jenkins, V Thomas, E Swinton *, F Greene, E Marner, L Vakuruivalu Reps: R Sharp, P Bennett-Smith, B Brown (White), S Mitchell|
|31 Mar 2011||MN 45 - 0||HMS Drake [~300] 12-a-side match|