Navy Rugby – Determined to win it back

This article has photo gallery Published on LEUT Kirsti Burtenshaw (author), ABIS Chantell Brown (photographer), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

Location(s): Brisbane, Queensland

Member of the Royal Australian Navy Rugby Union women's team, Leading Seaman Kerryn Seaborn, drives through the RAAF's defensive line during a game at Ballymore Oval Brisbane, Queensland. (photo: ABIS Chantell Brown)
Member of the Royal Australian Navy Rugby Union women's team, Leading Seaman Kerryn Seaborn, drives through the RAAF's defensive line during a game at Ballymore Oval Brisbane, Queensland.

Navy women hope to win back the title they last won in 2012 and the men are determined to overcome Army in an underdog victory at the Australian Defence Force Rugby Championships currently being held at Ballymore Stadium.
 
Warrant Officer Dave Carter – Navy Men’s Coach said it has put a fire in the belly of the women to have lost the title to Army three years in a row and they are determined to win it back. 
 
"Similarly, the men have self believe and the skills to overcome Army in their final game on Saturday," Warrant Officer Carter said.
  
"The Australian Defence Force Rugby Championships are not just about team results and they are also an opportunity for individuals to showcase their talent with Australian Defence Force Rugby Union selection up for grabs. 
 
"The women in particular will be keen to impress with the tour to the USA later this year," Warrant Officer Carter said.
 
“We have all worked so hard for these final games on Saturday, we have players of immense skill and we work well as a team. Hopefully, we will come through with victory, but regardless there should be many Australian Defence Force Rugby Union selections,” Leading Seaman Physical Training Instructor Kerryn Seaborn said.
 
The final games are held this Saturday at Ballymore Stadium. Entry is free, for more details see Australian Defence Force Rugby on Facebook.