Topic: Rugby Union

Stuart and Arunta forge friendships over Rugby in South Korea

Published on by Royal Australian Navy (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

HMAS Stuart team captain, Petty Officer Terry Lucas stands with the Busan Bandits team captain Andrew Court and HMAS Arunta team captain, Lieutenant Ben Edwards after the beach rugby 10's tournament during the HMA ship's visit to Busan, Republic of Korea. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

HMAS Stuart team captain, Petty Officer Terry Lucas stands with the Busan Bandits team captain Andrew Court and HMAS Arunta team captain, Lieutenant Ben Edwards after the beach rugby 10's tournament during the HMA ship's visit to Busan, Republic of Korea.

HMA Ships Arunta and Stuart recently participated in a Rugby Union tournament in the port of Busan, the Republic of South Korea, against a local ex-pats team, the Busan Bandits. The port visit was part of Stuart's and Arunta's North East Asia Deployment 2015.

Rugby campaign a learning experience

This article has photo gallery Published on by LTCOL Adam Boyd (author), CPL Janine Fabre (author and photographer)

The Australian Services Rugby Union men's team battle the Republic of Fiji Military Force rugby team at Portsmouth on Monday 19th October 2015.  (photo: CPL Janine Fabre)

The Australian Services Rugby Union men's team battle the Republic of Fiji Military Force rugby team at Portsmouth on Monday 19th October 2015.

The Australian Services Rugby Union’s International Defence Rugby Competition campaign came to an abrupt but gallant end in the quarter final at Portsmouth on 19 October when the team faced the competition winners, Republic of Fiji Military Forces team.

The team behind the team

Published on by CPL Janine Fabre (author and photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant Commander Chloe Ryan is the medical officer for the Australian Services Rugby Union men's team competing in the International Defence Rugby Competition held in the United Kingdom throughout October 2015. (photo: CPL Janine Fabre)

Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant Commander Chloe Ryan is the medical officer for the Australian Services Rugby Union men's team competing in the International Defence Rugby Competition held in the United Kingdom throughout October 2015.

In rugby, like many sports, receiving immediate medical care on the ground is essential to ensure players recover quickly and are able to return to the field as soon as possible.

Wheels roll during Rugby championships

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Janine Fabre (author), CPL Janine Fabre (photographer)

Corporal Josh Gray (left), Able Seaman Dale Hood and Lieutenant Brendan Dumbrell (RAN) race each other during a friendly match of wheelchair rugby at Tedworth House. (photo: CPL Janine Fabre)

Corporal Josh Gray (left), Able Seaman Dale Hood and Lieutenant Brendan Dumbrell (RAN) race each other during a friendly match of wheelchair rugby at Tedworth House.

The Australian Services Rugby Union men's team was no match for the vastly superior team from Tedworth House in a friendly game of wheelchair rugby on 2 October. 

Army turns tables for UK Rugby in Defence champs

This article has photo gallery Published on by LTCOL Adam Boyd (author), CPL Janine Fabre (photographer)

The Australian Services Rugby Union men's team battle the British Army team in their first pool match held at Aldershot on 8th October 2015.  (photo: CPL Janine Fabre)

The Australian Services Rugby Union men's team battle the British Army team in their first pool match held at Aldershot on 8th October 2015.

The first round pool match of the 2015 International Defence Rugby Competition between Australian Services Rugby Union and the British Army was an eagerly anticipated replay of the 2011 final. The match was played at the home of British Army Rugby Union, at the Aldershot Garrison, under fine conditions and on a lush green pitch, in front of vocal home crowd. 

Defence rugby heads to UK for title tilt

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Jayson Tufrey (author), CPL Janine Fabre (photographer), POIS Paul Berry (photographer)

Vice Chief of Defence Force, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, AO, CSC, farewells the Australian Services Rugby Union Warriors, who will compete in the International Defence Rugby Competition in London throughout October. (photo: Petty Officer Paul Berry)

Vice Chief of Defence Force, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, AO, CSC, farewells the Australian Services Rugby Union Warriors, who will compete in the International Defence Rugby Competition in London throughout October.

The Australian Services Rugby Union men’s squad, including 10 Navy, 14 Army and four Air Force members, has headed to the United Kingdom to take on nine other nations.

Commanding respect at Australian Services Rugby Championships

Published on by CPOCSM Chris Boardman (author), ABIS Chantell Brown (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy men's rugby team front row get ready to packin during a scrum training session before the Australian Services Rugby Championship finals held at Ballymore Oval, Brisbane, Queensland. (photo: ABIS Chantell Brown)

Royal Australian Navy men's rugby team front row get ready to packin during a scrum training session before the Australian Services Rugby Championship finals held at Ballymore Oval, Brisbane, Queensland.

On 23 May, the 2015 Australian Services Rugby Championship was secured by Army for both senior men’s and women’s teams, but not before hard earned victories against their Royal Australian Navy rivals.

Navy rugby celebrates a big year with a new home

Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer)

Mr Bill Slatyer, an ex member of the Royal Australian Navy Rugby Union squad looks over old images in the historic rugby room at HMAS Kuttabul. (photo: ABIS Jake Badior)

Mr Bill Slatyer, an ex member of the Royal Australian Navy Rugby Union squad looks over old images in the historic rugby room at HMAS Kuttabul.

With 2014 already proving to be a very big year for Royal Australian Navy Rugby Union (RANRU), a function was held at HMAS Kuttabul last week to send off the men’s team, who will participate in the Commonwealth Navies Rugby Cup in New Zealand.

NUSHIP Canberra joins forces with the University of Canberra Brumbies

Published on by LSIS Helen Frank (author), LSIS Jayson Tufrey (photographer)

Members of NUSHIP Canberra's ship's company, from left, Private Jackson Phillips; Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Charanpreet Anand; Seaman Combat Systems Operator Jack Williams; Mascot Brumby Jack; Chief Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Steward Sally-Anne Plewis; and Commander Nathan Robb, RAN; on the field at Canberra Stadium. (photo: )

Members of NUSHIP Canberra's ship's company, from left, Private Jackson Phillips; Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Charanpreet Anand; Seaman Combat Systems Operator Jack Williams; Mascot Brumby Jack; Chief Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Steward Sally-Anne Plewis; and Commander Nathan Robb, RAN; on the field at Canberra Stadium.

The University of Canberra Brumbies and Navy’s first Landing Helicopter Dock Ship, NUSHIP Canberra, have committed to continuing the strong relationship once shared between the last HMAS Canberra and ACT Brumbies Rugby.

New foundations built for Navy women’s rugby

Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer)

Able Seaman Danica Sinclair from the Royal Australian Navy women's rugby team tries to break through the Royal Australian Air Force defence during the Australian Services Rugby Championships. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

Able Seaman Danica Sinclair from the Royal Australian Navy women's rugby team tries to break through the Royal Australian Air Force defence during the Australian Services Rugby Championships.

A new milestone was achieved at the Australian Services Rugby Championships (ASRC) last week when Navy fielded a full women’s fifteen for the first time in more than a decade.