Topic: Rugby Union

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.

Great sportsmanship raises money for local charities

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

Trophies are presented to both NUSHIP Canberra and ACT Veterans rugby union teams. Each trophy features a 76mm ammunition shell casing, with one casing from a round fired from the decommissioned Adelaide Class Frigate HMAS Canberra (II). (photo: POIS Kelvin Hockey)

Trophies are presented to both NUSHIP Canberra and ACT Veterans rugby union teams. Each trophy features a 76mm ammunition shell casing, with one casing from a round fired from the decommissioned Adelaide Class Frigate HMAS Canberra (II).

Navy’s new Landing Helicopter Dock ship, NUSHIP Canberra, formed its first rugby team for a charity rugby union match against the ACT Veterans Rugby Club this month.

Navy rugby players shine against USS Bonhomme Richard

Published on by LEUT Kiz Burtenshaw (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

Leading Seaman Daniel Capilli (blue and white) looks for gaps in USS Bonhomme Richard's defence during the Fogarty Fegen Shield where the Royal Australian Navy Rugby Union team played against the crew of USS Bonhomme Richard at Randwick Barracks, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

Leading Seaman Daniel Capilli (blue and white) looks for gaps in USS Bonhomme Richard's defence during the Fogarty Fegen Shield where the Royal Australian Navy Rugby Union team played against the crew of USS Bonhomme Richard at Randwick Barracks, Sydney.

A recent port visit to Sydney by the United States Navy ship USS Bonhomme Richard provided a perfect opportunity for the Royal Australian Navy's rugby players to showcase their experienced and developing players against an enthusiastic US outfit.