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May 26, 2011
By Tim Asher
HANDLING mistakes cost the Navy
Tridents any chance of a comeback
against Army in the Patrons' Cup
played as a curtain-raiser to the
Anzac Test at the Gold Coast on
Trailing 6-24 at half-time, the
Tridents came out firing in the second
half, but skill errors demoralised the
team as Army took full advantage to
run in another five tries.
The 6-52 result was a shock to the
Tridents, who had beaten Army at
this year's Combined Armed Services
Rugby League (CASRL) tournament.
Army put the squeeze on the
Tridents from the start of the Patrons'
Cup, relentlessly pushing forward in
the opening 20 minutes.
Navy's forwards tackled their heart
out but the slick footwork of the Army
five-eighth resulted in four unan-
Front-rower LS Kade Edwards,
who played for the Western Reds
under-21s in 1996-97, said his team
failed to handle the nerves and expec-
tations of being on the big stage.
"A few of the boys were over-
whelmed a little, being in the stadium
and with the crowd," he said
"It was one of those games where
everything we did seemed to fall apart.
We didn't get off to a good start by
stepping over the dead-ball line.
"We defended really well in the
first 15 minutes. We made about 80
tackles, which set the scene for the rest
of the game. We had already worked
our butts off, and from then on it was a
Navy's sole try came when lock
LS Steven Swanson stole the ball in a
one-on-one tackle and dived over in
Navy centre AB Chris Tormay slot-
ted the goal from the sideline. At that
time it looked like Navy could mount
a comeback, as it did against Army in
the recent CASRL tournament final.
The Tridents failed to score in the
counter attack they mounted in the
next three sets close to the main break,
but they took plenty of confidence and
hope into the second half.
Navy coach David Kemp was
pleased that his charges showed plenty
of fight at stages in the match.
He told his players they had been
as good as Army, if not better, for 40
minutes, but Army had made the most
of the remaining time to apply score-
Kemp ultimately put the loss down
to a lack of commitment from his
players when they were needed most.
"The preparation leading up to the
match was fine, and before the match
the players were confident and excited.
They knew what they had to do, but
just on the night it didn't come off,"
Navy Rugby League president
CMDR Glenn Ker said that despite
the scoreline, his team showed plenty
Tridents fumble under Army fire
No joy for Navy netballers
ADF'S mixed and men's netball teams failed to break
through for a win at the
Australian netball titles,
but the coaches said their
charges could hold their
heads high. Four Navy
the ADF teams at the
tournament held from
Penrith Sports Stadium.
AB Andrew Smith (pic-
tured), AB Nicholas Miller
and SBLT Jude Power
tried their best for the
mixed team. AB Smith also lined up in the men's
team, which lost all of its 13 matches. Mixed team
coach Adele-Marie Caesar was pleased with the
ON THE ATTACK: AB Drew
Thornton makes a play for the
Navy Tridents. Photo: Jackie Sullivan
ADF waterpolo teams fought hard at the Australian
Country Championships in Newcastle between May
11-14, but found the competition too good.
The women's team placed fifth from the field of
seven teams, while the men's team finished sixth from
The best of ADF waterpolo fought hard against
determined state representative teams from country
Australia in the four-day event.
LEUT Daniel Lister, of HMAS Waterhen, was
upbeat despite the low ranking.
"There were some pretty impressive results given
the limited time we trained together," he said.
The overall result for the men's team was shattered
by two games lost in the final 30 seconds.
"We made some unfortunate mistakes that cost us
the extra goals."
-- CFN Max Bree
sink in the pool
LOOKING AHEAD: LEUT Daniel Lister weighs
up his options.
Photo: SPR David Eason
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