Helensburgh Rugby Club hosted five Royal Navy teams in the Northern Region Rugby 7s last Wednesday.

Teams were entered from Helensburgh RFC, HMS Queen Elizabeth, HMS Ambush, HMS Vengeance, HMNB Clyde and the Submarine Qualifying Course.

They all played against each other in a league format with 16 games in total being played throughout the day to decide the final contest.

The highlight of the afternoon was the final between Helensburgh RFC and HMNB Clyde which was a closely fought battle coming down to the closing stages.

The naval base team held their nerve to take the win in the dying moments of the match with a last-gasp try and secure a 19-12 victory.

Captain of HMS Neptune, Captain Craig Mearns, was VIP for the day and was delighted to present the prizes to the winning team.

As well as some great rugby, spectators and players alike enjoyed a great day in the glorious sunshine, with a few cold beers from the rugby club bar and a burger or two from the barbecue.

The organiser of the event, Petty Officer of Physical Training Wayne Dawson, said: “I’d like to say a massive thank you to all who took part and those who helped to organise the event.

“There was a lot of talent on show today but the outstanding man of the tournament was Marine 'Mat' Chase.”

The winning team will now go on to play in the Royal Navy final which will take place at HMS Heron on Wednesday, June 7.