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June 10, 2010
By LT Bill Heck
IN WHAT was considered to be one
of the best finals in recent memory,
Army put paid to a spirited challenge
by Navy to hold the WGCDR John
Caldwell Shield winning 29-13.
The game started dramatically with
Navy surprising from the kick-off and
SMN Daryl Seden forcing his way
over the line out wide less than two
minutes into the game.
Navy then had Army under the
pump until a turnover saw Army run
away for an 80m try against the run
Poor control from a lineout shortly
after let Army run again and took the
score out to 12-5, setting the platform
for the Army win.
From there the game settled into an
arm wrestle with the better structure of
the Navy forwards bringing prolonged
pressure to bear on Army defence.
The Army's defence cracked sud-
denly when the ball was spread to the
blind side for SMN Seden to cross for
As the two packs fought back and
forward over the field, Army crossed
again to go into the half-time break
Navy converted a penalty early in
the second half to bring the difference
back to four but when Army crossed
again and completed the conversion,
the score opened out to 24-13.
From there Navy were playing
catch up and, although it seemed they
had the better forwards in general play,
they were let down by silly penalties,
turnovers and poor lineouts.
With eight minutes to go, Army
Navy shows potential at rugby titles
received a penalty for holding and
from the subsequent play crossed for a
try that clinched the game 29-13.
Navy coach CPO Tony Doherty
said he was proud of his team's efforts.
"The boys stuck to their guns for
the full 80 minutes and that's all you
can ask as coaching staff," he said.
"We are in a building phase so we
will take this and work towards the
game against the French in July.
"Next year we will come back and
change the result."
AB Dan Robertson had a strong
game when he came on with winger
SMN Seden and half LS Brad Sharman
also performed strongly.
Speaking after the match CDF and
rugby lover ACM Angus Houston said
it was an exhibition of how the game
should be played.
"What we saw today was absolute-
ly magnificent, very closely contested,
very hard fought and all the players on
the field did the game and their respec-
tive Services proud," he said.
FLYING START: SMN Daryl Seden crashes over the line scoring the
first try to get Navy off to a good start.
Photos: LSIS Paul McCallum
A COMBINED Navy/RAAF team
has lost the Mick Dunn RAN Cup to
a strong Army side after a one-sided
match at Vikings Park in Canberra
on May 22.
With less than two minutes played,
Army crossed the line to score their
first try and never looked threatened as
they marched to a 49-5 win.
Navy/RAAF coach LCDR Page
Butcher said she was really proud of
the effort her team put in.
"The girls kept going and plugging
away right till the end. We had nine
new girls and they play one game a
year; I know we have a lot of talent
to work with in the years ahead," she
Winger LS Toyah Nicholas scored
the only try for Navy/RAAF but others
to show a lot of promise included LS
Cassy Vanrythoven, AB Saluluelanei
Gray and half-back LEUT Georgina
Rae who was a terrier around the ruck.
LTGEN David Hurley, presenting
the medals to the winning team, said it
was a really good game and a willing
"Bad luck for the combined team;
they are an excellent team but were
just outplayed on the day," he said.
The Australian Services Rugby
Union team took part in the national
championships held in Canberra from
June 3-7 to pick a squad to represent
Australia at the World Cup in England
Women's side bloods new players
PRESSURE: POPT Matthew Hilyard pounces on an Army opponent
racing for the try line.
Rae clears the ball
from the scrum.
CRUNCH TIME: Navy
tries to stop the run of
the Army team.
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