Topic: Rugby Union

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.