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April 1, 2010
By LEUT Kate Mathews
FOR the lucky Navy Tridents players
who ran on representing RAN Ships and
RAN Shore, a game of rugby league on
March 13 was a chance to enjoy good
times with two of Australia's funniest
blokes, Hamish Blake and Andy Lee.
It was a rainy afternoon at Randwick
Barracks but even the weather couldn't
deter the group of fans who braved the
cold to see the two funny men run on as
part of their Bi Bi Tri Bi-athlon.
This ambitious endeavour took them
to sporting venues in Adelaide, Sydney
and Melbourne and saw them tackle a
punishing 24 sports in 48 hours.
Hamish ran on with a niggling groin
injury made worse by a pre-biathlon mas-
sage with chilli powder-infused deep heat
-- compliments of Andy.
Andy, on the other hand, ran on miss-
ing one of his front teeth -- cause for a
few chuckles during the meet and greet
with the team.
Navy Tridents team captain LS Shane
Robson issued the challenge to Hamish
and Andy describing the match as a great
warm-up for the forthcoming season.
"This is an excellent opportunity for
the boys to get together in the first game
of the season and enjoy an exciting and
fun game," LS Robson said.
In a game that could only be described
as spectacularly funny, Hamish and Andy
demonstrated their lack of understanding
of the rules, average skills and question-
able fitness. Hamish did manage to score
a try, which he converted sans shorts in
a tribute to their 'Pants Off Friday' seg-
Playmaker AB Luke Woodcroft said
it was great to see Hamish and Andy give
as good as they got during the game.
Somehow the score didn't seem to
matter. After taking some time to meet
fans and record a message to sailors serv-
ing overseas, the boys were back on the
bus and off to their next sport.
President of Navy Rugby League,
CMDR Glenn Ker, said it was an out-
standing opportunity for Navy Rugby
League to display its skills.
"The teams had a great game and the
players enjoyed every minute of it," he
said.CMDR Ker presented Hamish and
Andy and NRL referee Steve Clarke with
Navy Tridents caps and shirts in recogni-
tion of the event.
Check out the pictures and video at www.
For playing season details visit the Navy
Tridents' website at www.ranrl.com.au
Radio stars' league trial
GOT 'IM: Hamish Blake and ABMT Jed Mercado tackle LSET Cade
Edwards during 2day FM's Bi Bi Tri Bi-athalon with Hamish and Andy in their
mission to complete 24 events in 48 hours.
Photo: LSIS Brenton Freind
Navy among winners
in Kapooka netball
Sailor picks a fight
THERE will be no time for pranks
when ABBM James Thompson dons
his gloves for an April Fools Day bout
against Scott Chaffey.
Ranked ninth in Australia in the sport
of Muay Thai kickboxing, AB Thompson
has been training in the sport for the past
11 years on and off when Service com-
AB Thompson is looking to maintain
his undefeated record in the 81-88kg
bracket and record his seventh win when
he competes in an undercard fight at the
World Title bout between Ben Edwards
and his trainer Michael Siebert in
AB Thompson has been sparring with
Michael Siebert in the lead up to his fight
and said it had improved his confidence.
"I feel really good going into this
fight knowing I have been doing a lot of
hard rounds with one of the best fighters
in Australia," AB Thompson said.
MULTI-SKILLED: Purple Monkeys' goal defence SBLT Jude Power tries to block a pass to 2/14 Light
Horse Regiment goal shooter PTE Glenn Guy. SBLT Power alternated between goal attack and goal
Photo: ABIS James Whittle
By LSIS Paul McCallum and
LEUT Jemma Power
THE women of ADFA have suc-
cessfully defended their Kapooka
7s title at this year's Kapooka sport
series defeating the local team 11-
8. Team captain OFFCDT Amy
Brewster said this was the first hit
out for the team this year and she
was happy with their performance.
"We play in a local competition
in Canberra but this is the first time
we have played other ADF teams,"
OFFCDT Brewster said.
"Our first game was a bit rusty
but we soon got it together and we're
really pleased to successfully defend
our title from last year."
ADFA wing attack MIDN
Eleanor Snelling was strong through
the centre and, with centre OFFCDT
Kirstie Prothero, provided quick
feeds into the goal attack, OFFCDT
Amanda Varley, and shooter, MIDN
Defenders -- goal keeper
OFFCDT Kathryn Koslowicz
and goal defence OFFCDT Amy
Brewster -- kept the attacking
Kapooka players to just eight goals
and wing defence, OFFCDT Kaitlin
Gilbert, slowed down the feed to
On another court LS James Lee,
SBLT Jude Power and LEUT Jemma
Power provided the Navy muscle
to the tri-Service Purple Monkeys
team, which cruised to mixed netball
victory defeating 10 Force Support
Battalion 20-5 in the final.
STRETCH: ADFA wing attack
MIDN Eleanor Snelling reaches
for the ball ahead of her HMAS
Photos: LSIS Paul McCallum
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