Topic: Rugby Union

Australia falls just short in women’s rugby comp

Published on by CPL Sebastian Beurich (author and photographer)

Australian Defence Force players watch the New Zealand Defence Force team perform a haka prior to their game during the Pacific Military Cup in Canberra on 26 October 2019. (photo: CPL Sebastian Beurich)

Australian Defence Force players watch the New Zealand Defence Force team perform a haka prior to their game during the Pacific Military Cup in Canberra on 26 October 2019.

After coming within minutes of walking away on top, the Australian Defence Force team was beaten by the New Zealand Defence Force in the second Pacific Military Cup rugby competition, held in Canberra from 24-26 October.

Bledisloe with a dash of Navy in Perth

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Officers and sailors from HMAS Stirling and attached units hold banners for the teams of the Bledisloe Cup at Optus Stadium in Perth. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Officers and sailors from HMAS Stirling and attached units hold banners for the teams of the Bledisloe Cup at Optus Stadium in Perth.

Navy was well represented at the recent Bledisloe Cup encounter between Australia and New Zealand, with sixty uniformed members taking to the field before the big game.

Navy Rugby makes intentions clear with spirited win over Army

Published on by LEUT Kiz Welling-Burtenshaw (author), CPL Sebastian Beurich (photographer)

A Navy Rugby Union player drives an Army player to the ground during the grand final of the 2019 ADF Rugby Championships. (photo: CPL Sebastian Beurich)

A Navy Rugby Union player drives an Army player to the ground during the grand final of the 2019 ADF Rugby Championships.

Navy Rugby Union has made its future intentions clear after generating a bow wave of momentum both on and off the field at the Australian Defence Force Rugby Championships, held in Canberra from 12-18 May.

Despite the scoreboard, success for Navy in rugby fundraiser

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Kiz Welling-Burtenshaw (author)

SBLT Jerome Dillon-Baker, 808 SQN, steels himself to take on the Many Marlin defence. (photo: )

SBLT Jerome Dillon-Baker, 808 SQN, steels himself to take on the Many Marlin defence.

Last weekend close to a thousand eager rugby fans stepped into the Sydney sunshine to watch the inaugural match between the men’s Royal Australian Navy Rugby Union (RANRU) and the Manly Marlins.

French conquer Australians in Admiral’s Cup clash

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Kiz Welling-Burtenshaw (author), ABIS Kieren Whiteley (photographer)

The Rugby Club de la Marine Nationale (RCMN) and Royal Australian Navy Rugby Union (RANRU) women's sides face off during their Admiral's Cup match at Victoria Barracks on Friday. (photo: ABIS Kieren Whiteley)

The Rugby Club de la Marine Nationale (RCMN) and Royal Australian Navy Rugby Union (RANRU) women's sides face off during their Admiral's Cup match at Victoria Barracks on Friday.

The French Women’s Rugby Club de la Marine Nationale (RCMN) 2-week rugby tour to Australia culminated at Victoria Barracks on Friday, with a thrilling 39-21 victory against the Royal Australian Navy Rugby Union (RANRU) women's side.

RAN women prepare for on-field clash with French Navy

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Kiz Welling-Burtenshaw (author), ABIS Kieren Whiteley (photographer)

Representative of the Rugby Club de la Marine Nationale Dorine Silvestri (left) and Lieutenant Gemma Casserly meet during the welcoming of the Rugby Club de la Marine National by the Royal Australian Navy Rugby Union Womens Association. (photo: ABIS Kieren Whiteley)

Representative of the Rugby Club de la Marine Nationale Dorine Silvestri (left) and Lieutenant Gemma Casserly meet during the welcoming of the Rugby Club de la Marine National by the Royal Australian Navy Rugby Union Womens Association.

The Women’s Rugby Club de la Marine Nationale (RCMN) arrived down under yesterday for their inaugural tour to Australia.

Navy women, men start ADF rugby championships on front foot

This article has photo gallery Published on by WOMT Damien Clayton (author), Unknown (photographer)

The Royal Australian Navy Women’s rugby team have emerged victorious from their first game of the ADF Rugby Championships. (photo: Unknown)

The Royal Australian Navy Women’s rugby team have emerged victorious from their first game of the ADF Rugby Championships.

After a three-day training camp and with just 13 players on hand, the Royal Australian Navy Women’s rugby team has joined the men’s line-up in a solid start to the ADF Rugby Championships on 2 May.

Rich history amidst Commonwealth Navies Rugby Cup 2018

This article has photo gallery Published on by CAPT Nick Stoker (author), Department of Defence (photographer)

RANRU assistant coach, CPO Jason Harrington, MIDN Jonte Heirdsfeild and head coach WO Dave Carter. In the background is HMS Victory, the Royal Navy’s oldest commissioned warship. (photo: Department of Defence)

RANRU assistant coach, CPO Jason Harrington, MIDN Jonte Heirdsfeild and head coach WO Dave Carter. In the background is HMS Victory, the Royal Navy’s oldest commissioned warship.

The men's national Royal Australian Navy Rugby Union (RANRU) squad, currently touring France and the UK for the triennial Commonwealth Navies Rugby Cup (CNRC), has witnessed a number of unique milestones with the RAN's involvement this year.

Rugby teams shine at National 7s Championship

Published on by LEUT Kirsti Burtenshaw (author), Saa Imaging (photographer)

SMN Thomas Hiramatsu of HMAS Coonawarra. (photo: Saa Imaging)

SMN Thomas Hiramatsu of HMAS Coonawarra.

Two Australian Defence Force Rugby Union Teams are celebrating successful campaigns at the Australian Rugby National Sevens Championships recently, with the women’s team finishing in seventh place and the men’s team an impressive third place.

Sailor tackles more than rugby on international tour

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Peter Croce (author)

Leading Seaman Alex Wilson participated in the Australian Stockman Rugby's tour of New Zealand and Argentina. (photo: Unknown)

Leading Seaman Alex Wilson participated in the Australian Stockman Rugby's tour of New Zealand and Argentina.

Playing rugby with former Wallabies and learning about mental health have been the highlights of Leading Seaman Aircraft Technician Avionics Alex Wilson’s tour of Argentina and New Zealand with the Australian Stockman Rugby Union.