Topic: Rugby Union

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.

80 year old ‘Wellsy’ stars in charity rugby match

Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), POIS Ollie Garside (photographer)

Mr Ian 'Wellsy' Wells on the playing field during his first game of Vets as an 80 year old. (photo: POIS Ollie Garside)

Mr Ian 'Wellsy' Wells on the playing field during his first game of Vets as an 80 year old.

ACT Rugby Veteran Mr Ian ‘Wellsy’ Wells played his first rugby union game as an 80 year old after celebrating the milestone birthday two days before the ACT Vets took on NUSHIP Canberra in their annual charity rugby match.

Navy rugby surging ahead in 2014

Published on by LCDR Dixie Lee (author), LEUT Amanda Folks (author), WO Doug Edwards (author), LS Danielle Worthey (photographer), AB Leigh Gough (photographer)

The ACT Veterans and Navy Old Salts rugby sides face off in their annual match at Canberra Stadium. Tough defence and attacking rugby with a spirit of mateship characterised the match with both sides resurrecting their former talents. (photo: Unknown)

The ACT Veterans and Navy Old Salts rugby sides face off in their annual match at Canberra Stadium. Tough defence and attacking rugby with a spirit of mateship characterised the match with both sides resurrecting their former talents.

Royal Australian Navy Rugby Union (RANRU) has ‘kicked-off’ its 2014 rugby campaign with a number of pre-season trials and development opportunities across prospective senior men’s and women’s squads.

$12,000 collected for Legacy at Waratahs vs Rebels match

Published on by SBLT Bianca Wise (author), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer)

Warrant Officer Robert Van Eldik stands with Kerry Morris, left, and Hannah Carling in front of the Legacy tents outside Allianz Stadium, Moore Park in support of Sydney Legacy.
 (photo: ABIS Jake Badior)

Warrant Officer Robert Van Eldik stands with Kerry Morris, left, and Hannah Carling in front of the Legacy tents outside Allianz Stadium, Moore Park in support of Sydney Legacy.

Royal Australian Navy personnel from the shore establishments HMAS Kuttabul and HMAS Penguin collected donations from generous match goers at the Weary Dunlop Shield rugby game between the Waratahs and Melbourne Rebels last Friday, in support of Sydney Legacy.

Canberra’s doctor provides first class service to first class team

Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author)

Lieutenant Commander Richard Loizou, team physiotherapist, Flight Lieutenant Emma Lewis, and Team Strapper, Mr Fred Cantlon at one of the Tongan schools that the team visited to conduct a rugby camp. (photo: )

Lieutenant Commander Richard Loizou, team physiotherapist, Flight Lieutenant Emma Lewis, and Team Strapper, Mr Fred Cantlon at one of the Tongan schools that the team visited to conduct a rugby camp.

NUSHIP Canberra’s Medical Officer has provided a full and varied range of medical services as the Team Doctor for the recent Australian Services Rugby Union (ASRU) Men’s Team Tour of Tonga.

Rugby raises funds for Canberra hospital

Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), POIS Kelvin Hockey (photographer)

(L-R) Mr Dom Mammoliti (iCognition), Dr Tim McDonald (Canberra Hospital), CAPT Jonathan Sadlier (CO NUSHIP Canberra), PatCH the Platypus and Mr John Hillier (ACT Veterans Rugby) at the cheque presentation. (photo: POIS Kelvin Hockey)

(L-R) Mr Dom Mammoliti (iCognition), Dr Tim McDonald (Canberra Hospital), CAPT Jonathan Sadlier (CO NUSHIP Canberra), PatCH the Platypus and Mr John Hillier (ACT Veterans Rugby) at the cheque presentation.

NUSHIP Canberra personnel visited Paediatrics at the Canberra Hospital (PatCH) on 16 September 2013 to join the ACT Veterans Rugby Club in presenting to the PatCH Foundation a $1000 donation from local Canberra based company iCognition.