Welcome to Royal Marines Rugby League Association

Another Rugby League season is approaching, and the RMRLA is looking to build on last year’s successes, as recognised by the award of Royal Marines Sports Association Team of the Year.

 This season will see the RMRL squad tour Australia, and will look to retain the Trafalgar Cup (Paras), Sebastopol Cup (Royal Artillery) and Courage Cup (RAF Regiment) for another year.

Whereas the success of the squad over the past few years has been largely down to the superhuman efforts of the players, the coaches, and the administrators, none of the training or matches would be possible without the support of units.

The RMRLA committee would like to thank in advance the COs, Coy Comds, RSMs, SSMs, and all other members of our Corps who release their men to play Rugby League; as well as providing a fantastic platform for the players to showcase their skill, strength, and determination, the success of the team reflects the values and professionalism of the Corps – not just on the pitch and in the pages of this journal, but also in the wider RL community, HM Forces community, and amongst the general public who attend matches and watch Sky Sports.

Due to the timing of the tour to Australia, this year’s Wigan Bowl will not involve existing members of the squad, therefore we would encourage as many RL novices to play, (and of course any new members of the Corps who have played RL prior to joining the RM) with a view to selection for the Corps team. Any player whose unit is not entering a team should contact CSgt Ben Mardle on 9375 66544.

As always, all support is welcome at RMRL matches. 



The RMRL welcome any input or feedback on this website and indeed any other aspect of RM Rugby League and look forward to bringing Corps Rugby League to you over this season.

Also please check out our team area as part of the Royal Navy RL Pitchero site:



RMRL Committee Members 2016


Position Custodian

WO1 (Corps RSM) Phil Gilby RM

Vice President

Lt Col Bob Baxendale RM


Maj Jack Duckitt RM

V. Chair & Media Rep

Capt Dave Maslen RM
V. Chair

WO2 Paul Wood RM 

Team Manager

CSgt Ben Mardle RM 


Cpl Karl Anderson RM
Director of Coaching

WO1 Jake Robb RM


CSgt Lee Rossiter RM 
Director of Logistics/Assistant Coach

WO2 Danny Smith RM 


Sgt Jon Walker RM 

Coach Advisor 

 Andy Lindley 


 ** Correct as of 29 Jan 16