Navy rugby on show at Kapooka Series

This article has photo gallery Published on SGT Dave Morley (author), ABIS James McDougall (photographer)

Location(s): Wagga Wagga, New South Wales

The Cerberus Rugby team prior to the Army verses Navy curtain raiser game for the Buildcorp National Rugby Championship game between the Melbourne Rising and the Greater Sydney Rams played at Morwell, Victoria. (photo: ABIS James McDougall)
The Cerberus Rugby team prior to the Army verses Navy curtain raiser game for the Buildcorp National Rugby Championship game between the Melbourne Rising and the Greater Sydney Rams played at Morwell, Victoria.

The HMAS Cerberus rugby team may be going it alone in representing Navy against more than a dozen teams from across Army and Air Force, at the Kapooka K-Series Rugby 10s on 19 March.
 
K-Series organiser, Warrant Officer Class Two Mark Fisher, said five Air Force and eight Army teams had confirmed their attendance.
 
“An additional four teams, including one from HMAS Albatross, have indicated an intention to attend,” he said.
 
“A team of New South Wales Police have also expressed an interest in attending.”
 
Warrant Officer Fisher said visitors to Kapooka could look forward to an exceptional weekend.
 
“The K-10s are based on a great model that continues to attract the Australian Defence Force’s top talent while also revealing the next generation of service rugby players,” he said.
 
“Families and friends are welcome and we encourage all participants and spectators to make a weekend of this opportunity in the lead-up to Easter,” he said.
 
According to Warrant Officer Fisher, organisers were also looking for nominations from Australian Defence Force women’s teams to put in for their competition as well.
 
“We are looking at playing 10s but if units are having trouble getting numbers we can look at playing 7s,” he said.
 
“In the interests of women’s rugby, the K-10s will also facilitate nominations from individual players where a unit women’s team cannot be formed.
 
“These players will constitute a Barbarian team to compete against Australian Defence Force and local rivals.”