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October 28, 2010
By Michael Brooke
THE Navy Tridents unearthed
a new try-scoring sensation in
ABMT Senesa Rokosuka when
they shot down the Air Force
Jets 34-14 in a rugged Combined
Australian Services Rugby League
(CASRL) inter-Service match in
Playing on the left wing, AB
Rokosuka scored four slick tries in
the second stanza to lift Navy to a
comprehensive win over the Jets,
who appeared poised to post an
upset victory after securing an 8-10
AB Rokosuka, or 'Roko' to his
mates, used his speed and strength
to score four sensational four-point-
ers, with each try being a 40 or 50m
sprint to the try-line.
AB Rokosuka, of Fleet Support
Unit -- Sydney, was incredibly mod-
est about his four-try haul against
Air Force, which gave him six for
the tournament, counting the two
he scored in the first game against
Standing 184 cms and weighing
90km of pure muscle, AB Rokosuka
lifted the morale of Navy with each
ball carry, by either running over or
around his opposing winger and the
hapless cover defenders.
"It's a little bit of talent, luck
and also team work," blushed AB
Rocosuka when explaining his
amazing try-scoring feats at Victoria
Barracks during September 27-29.
The 20-year-old said he had only
played a few games for Navy rugby
league and Navy rugby union, but
hoped to be around for a long time
to help the RAN beat arch rivals
Army when they clash again next
AB Rocosuka scored his best try
against Army when he beat three
defenders on a 70m sprint to the try-
line with the Army half-back riding
piggy-back for the last 10 metres.
The Tridents' rugged forwards
paved the way for the win after
soaking up a battering from Air
Force's big front-rowers in the first
half.Navy Rugby League President,
CMDR Glen Kerr, told Navy News
that bad luck denied the Tridents
any chance of victory in their open-
ing match against Army, which
would have seen the sailors win the
CMDR Ker said the Tridents'
team cohesion would have benefit-
ted from playing the Air Force Jets
in the opener, rather than Army.
However, the Tridents came
close to upsetting Army's campaign
when they ran riot in the second-
half after motivational speeches by
Origin legends Max Krillich and
Steve 'Blocker' Roach.
Navy trailed 6-28 at half-time
but posted five quick tries in the sec-
ond half for a 36-50 full-time score-
line.Navy came within 10 points of
victory and nearly four points at one
stage when a try was disallowed
before Army broke away again.
CMDR Kerr said all the Tridents
played well, but none better than
ABCD Matt Docker, LSMT Kade
Edwards, LSMT Dan Capilli and
six-try hero ABMT Rokosuka.
Seven Navy players were select-
ed for the CASRL national side.
They are: D. Thornton, AB Senesa
Rokosuka, LS Dan Capilli, AB
Matt Docker, SMN Mark Lupton,
AB Mitchell Morton and LS Kade
new try machine
TRY MACHINE: ABMT Senesa Rokosuka tore up the paddok in the second half CASRL match against
the Air Force Jets, scoring four tries and helping the Navy Tridents to a 34-14 victory.
Photo: LAC Aaron Curran
National golf champs
headed for Canberra
THE 26th annual ADF Golf Association
National Championships will be held at
the Federal Golf Club in Canberra from
This year marks 25 years of play at
the Federal Club, which will also see a
New Zealand Defence Force Combined
Services team compete during the week
of play against the best ADF golfers.
The ADFGA committee has again
appointed WGCDR Trevor Owens as the
Now in his 12th year in the role, and
having completed over 24 years of ADF
golf administration, WGCDR Owens
was last year recognised for his valuable
contribution to ADF golf with a CDF
Commendation and, at the 2009 National
Dinner, was admitted as the inaugural
member of the ADFGA's roll of honour.
WGCDR Owens said he was looking
forward to a great week of good golf on
Federal's championship layout.
The NZDF/ADF matches will be
keenly fought out and will continue the
relationship that has developed with the
Kiwi golfers since 2003.
The ADF Combined Services teams
have yet to be beaten by the NZDF with
the ADF winning in New Zealand in
2003, 2006, 2007 and 2009.
Despite the clean sweep for the ADF,
WGCDR Owens said the 2010 NZDF
team was one of the strongest they had-
"All matches are expected to be very
close," he said.
Entries to the National Championship
close on November 1.
Entry forms can be obtained via email at
email@example.com, the ADFGA
website www.adfga.com, the DRN golf
folder or through any of the ADFGA regional
CHAMPION: Last year's winner LEUT Darryl Whitehead concentrates on his
form during the 2009 competition at the Federal Golf Club.
Photo: CPL Peter Borys
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