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September 27, 2012
HMAS Cairns pipped ADFA 14-7
in extra time to win the Mons Cup
Rugby Union Championship in a
tournament that was a grassroots
rugby highlight of the RAN Rugby
Union's Centenary celebrations.
Cairns' captain and full-back
ABMT Daryl Seden, swooped on a
loose ball after his counterpart fum-
bled a high kick to give his team a
well deserved victory at Sydney's
Randwick Barracks on September 5.
ABMT Seden scored a try in each
half to earn the most valuable play-
er award as well as selection in the
RAN Breakers team to contest the
Commonwealth Navies Rugby Cup
(CNRC) against the United Kingdom
and New Zealand in Sydney from
"The secret of our success was
our execution, which was drummed
into us by Navy Colts coach PO
Julius Tadulala," ABMT Seden said.
ABMT Seden said the difference
between the sides was not so much
the individual brilliance of certain
players but the way the whole team
executed its attack phases.
"It was a great win today and a
great reward for playing in this comp
for the first time in 20 years," he said.
Cairns led ADFA 7-0 with only
seconds remaining when the rook-
ies from Canberra posted a late con-
verted try that sent the final into extra
In the Plate competition 816SQN
beat HMAS Tobruk 10-0 in a thrill-
ing match that featured rugged
defence and slick attack.
The winners' trophies were pre-
sented by CO Kuttabul CMDR Todd
Willson, who praised the standard of
play and sportsmanship.
The 2012 Mons Cup was the
biggest in 20 years and served as a
selection trial for the RAN Breakers
team to contest the CNRC.
RANRU President CDRE
Elizabeth Rushbrook said the CNRC
was a triennial event to be hosted
by Australia that would involve the
United Kingdom and New Zealand.
"This championship is a major
international defence sporting
event and those selected in the final
squad will not only be represent-
ing RANRU, but also Navy and the
ADF," she said.
"On the playing field, it is an
opportunity for those selected to dis-
play their sporting prowess as part
of a team representing both their
country and Navy at an international
"Off field the event provides a
unique opportunity to interact with
members of other navies."
The 2012 RANRU season marks
100 years since the first recorded
representative game played by an
Australian Navy team back in 1912
against Sydney University.
Cairns clinches close Cup
MIDN Joshua Friend, ADFA; MIDN
Christopher Liszka, ADFA; MIDN
Declan Maguire, ADFA; MIDN Mitchell
Hosking, ADFA; LEUT R. Taylor, FHQ;
AB Samuel Peters, CDT1; SMN P.
Taylor, AUSCDT-1; PO Ryan Brook,
HMAS Newcastle; LS Benjamin Thomas,
FSU-N; LS Dale Johns AUSCDT-4; AB
T. O'Sullivan, HMAS Parramatta; SMN
Trevor Collett, FSU-E; SMN Alexander
Brown, FSU-E; AB Angus Hoopert, FSU-
E; AB Nigel Maher, HMAS Coonawarra;
SBLT Thomas Rue, HMAS Waterhen;
AB Adam Sargent, HMAS Melbourne;
AB Jason Chambers, HMAS Melbourne;
AB Leeroy Franklin, HMAS Success; AB
Bryson Madigan, HMAS Success; PO
Jason Harrington, HMAS Tobruk; AB
Daryl Seden, HMAS Wewak; AB James
SMITH, 37SQN; SMN Aaron Loudon,
816SQN; AB Alexander Wilson, 816SQN;
AB Adam Hearps, 816SQN; AB Dominic
Whittingham, 816SQN; AB Travis
Chamberlain, 816SQN; AB Damien
House, HMAS Creswell; MIDN Douglas
Allen, HMAS Watson; AB Veniasi Turuva,
HMAS Melbourne; SMN Lachlan Durie,
HMAS Stirling; SMN Benjamin Hocking,
October 3 -- NSW Navy v Cook Is
Sports Academy, 12.45pm; RAN v
RNZN, 2.30pm. October 7 -- Old Salts
v ACT Vets, 1pm; RNZN v RN, 2.30pm.
October 11 -- RNZN v NSW Navy,
12.45pm; RAN v RN 2.30pm. October
13 -- CNRC 7s comp, 12pm; CNRC
Barbarians v Sydney Uni, 2.30pm.
WRAPPED UP: HMAS Cairns
captain and most valuable
player ABMT Daryl Seden
tackles MIDN Lindsay Cozyn
during the Mons Cup final.
Photo: ABIS Sarah Williams
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