Topic: Rugby Union

Rich history amidst Commonwealth Navies Rugby Cup 2018

This article has photo gallery Published on by CAPT Nick Stoker (author), Department of Defence (photographer)

RANRU assistant coach, CPO Jason Harrington, MIDN Jonte Heirdsfeild and head coach WO Dave Carter. In the background is HMS Victory, the Royal Navy’s oldest commissioned warship. (photo: Department of Defence)

RANRU assistant coach, CPO Jason Harrington, MIDN Jonte Heirdsfeild and head coach WO Dave Carter. In the background is HMS Victory, the Royal Navy’s oldest commissioned warship.

The men's national Royal Australian Navy Rugby Union (RANRU) squad, currently touring France and the UK for the triennial Commonwealth Navies Rugby Cup (CNRC), has witnessed a number of unique milestones with the RAN's involvement this year.

Rugby teams shine at National 7s Championship

Published on by LEUT Kirsti Burtenshaw (author), Saa Imaging (photographer)

SMN Thomas Hiramatsu of HMAS Coonawarra. (photo: Saa Imaging)

SMN Thomas Hiramatsu of HMAS Coonawarra.

Two Australian Defence Force Rugby Union Teams are celebrating successful campaigns at the Australian Rugby National Sevens Championships recently, with the women’s team finishing in seventh place and the men’s team an impressive third place.

Sailor tackles more than rugby on international tour

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Leading Seaman Alex Wilson participated in the Australian Stockman Rugby's tour of New Zealand and Argentina. (photo: Unknown)

Leading Seaman Alex Wilson participated in the Australian Stockman Rugby's tour of New Zealand and Argentina.

Playing rugby with former Wallabies and learning about mental health have been the highlights of Leading Seaman Aircraft Technician Avionics Alex Wilson’s tour of Argentina and New Zealand with the Australian Stockman Rugby Union.

Toowoomba rugby takes on the Orcas

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HMAS Toowoomba players in the purple and yellow rugby shirts pose with their opponents from the Royal Malaysian Navy in a friendly match at Lumut, Malaysia. (photo: CMDR Stuart Watters)

HMAS Toowoomba players in the purple and yellow rugby shirts pose with their opponents from the Royal Malaysian Navy in a friendly match at Lumut, Malaysia.

In a sultry twilight rugby match held on Lumut Naval Base in Malaysia, HMAS Toowoomba’s rugby team took on the might of the Royal Malaysian Navy team, the ‘Orcas’.

Australian Defence team Rugby-ready

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Kirsti Burtenshaw (author), SGT Kirk Peacock (photographer)

The Australian Defence Force rugby team win a lineout against the Australian Police Force team. Australian Defence Force won the match 45 to 0. (photo: SGT Kirk Peacock)

The Australian Defence Force rugby team win a lineout against the Australian Police Force team. Australian Defence Force won the match 45 to 0.

The Australian Defence Force Rugby Union men’s team is in New Zealand to play the French Armed Forces and New Zealand Defence Force representative teams in a tri-nations competition.

Competing to recover

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Mark Doran (author), LSIS Jayson Tufrey (photographer)

Petty Officer Ian McCracken of Fleet Logistics Support Element - Submarines practices his swimming technique during the 2017 Invictus Games training squad camp in Canberra on 13 March. (photo: CPL Mark Doran)

Petty Officer Ian McCracken of Fleet Logistics Support Element - Submarines practices his swimming technique during the 2017 Invictus Games training squad camp in Canberra on 13 March.

Two sailors will be among the 43 athletes to represent Australia when the team competes in the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto in late September.

Proof of a force to be reckoned with

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Kiz Welling-Burtenshaw (author), CPL Joel Honig (photographer)

Able Seaman Aircraft Technical Airframes Cameron Cornell attempts to push through the Army defence of Private Siaka King, left, and Private James Ramsey during the ADFRU Championships in Brisbane. (photo: CPL Joel Honig)

Able Seaman Aircraft Technical Airframes Cameron Cornell attempts to push through the Army defence of Private Siaka King, left, and Private James Ramsey during the ADFRU Championships in Brisbane.

The Navy men’s and women’s rugby union teams left nothing to chance in their bid to break Army’s unbeaten run at the Australian Defence Force Rugby Union Championships at Ballymore Stadium in Brisbane recently.

Old 'n' bold rugby builds resilience

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Graham Swan (author), Michael Thompson Photography (photographer)

Captain Nick Stoker clears the ball from a scrum during the Navy Old Salt's versus ACT Veterans rugby match in Canberra. (photo: Michael Thompson)

Captain Nick Stoker clears the ball from a scrum during the Navy Old Salt's versus ACT Veterans rugby match in Canberra.

Navy Old Salts turned out against the ACT Vets on 8 April, for a not so torrid 'Golden Oldies' rugby game as a curtain raiser to the Brumbies v Reds Super Rugby Fixture in Canberra.

Team Anzac, united in union

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Matt Featherstone (author), ABCSO(U) Tara Byrne (photographer)

Crew of HMAS Anzac support their ship's team in the rugby Mons Cup. (photo: ABCSO(U) TARA BYRNE)

Crew of HMAS Anzac support their ship's team in the rugby Mons Cup.

Despite not coming away with the honours, HMAS Anzac embraced the motto 'United We Stand', with arguably the loudest and proudest supporters at the 2017 Rugby Union Inter Unit Annual Competition at TG Milner Rugby Field in Sydney on 31 March.

Rugby challenge tests fitness

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPOPT Paul Williams (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer)

Leading Seaman Boatswain's Mate Bradley Gibb making the Adelaide defence earn their keep. (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

Leading Seaman Boatswain's Mate Bradley Gibb making the Adelaide defence earn their keep.

Past-times should never come between nations, but when rugby is on the cards, Australians and Kiwis have to take sides. Navy sides from both nations left nothing on the field in a recent fixture in Western Australia.