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CHAMPIONSHIPS 12-18 MAY
May 9, 2013
THE Navy NSW hockey team
broke an 11-year drought, claiming
the NSW Interservice Hockey title
from the Air Force with a 2-1 series
The series, which took place on
March 20-22, was on track for a
repeat of the last decade on the first
day when Navy squandered a 3-2
Air Force came out fighting in
the final term, to score four second
half goals to beat Navy 6-3 .
Navy dominated the second
match, with all players chipping in
for a comprehensive 3-0 win.
With the series tied at one win
and six goals difference each, a tie
on the final day would surrender
the title back to the Air Force on
In the final match, Navy drew
the first blood, followed by a sec-
ond goal shortly after.
Air Force retaliated midway
through the first half, with a lucky
shot in a congested defensive line.
The second half was more or
less a training session for Navy
which piled on a further four goals
to take the match, 6-1 and the
Coach and player PO Ash Stoll
said the result was fantastic for
“I thought our team stead-
ily improved in its teamwork during
the three games,” PO Stoll said.
“What was really great to see
was that the team was made up of
a variety of skill and fitness lev-
els, but all members contributed to
the wins whether they were playing
their first game or their 100th.
“It was also satisfying to put an
end to 11 years of RAAF domi-
nance and start building a good pool
of players for the ADF champion-
The top players and support staff
from the competition will be select-
ed to represent NSW at the ADF
Hockey Championship in Sydney
from May 11-17.
For more information on how you can
get involved in Navy and ADF Hockey,
contact LEUT Aditi Lhanna at aditi.
email@example.com or phone
(02) 9359 4606.
VICTORS: The NSW Navy hockey team that broke an 11-year drought to claim the NSW title from Air Force.
MAJ Al Lynch
RUGBY league players LS Damian
Rex, AB Mitch Morton and LS Daniel
Capilli have each put strong cases for
selection in the Combined Australian
Services team for a UK tour in June
The three players starred for the
Combined Australian Services Rugby
League (CASRL) team, which had
an almost perfect hit-out for the com-
ing Police and Armed Services Rugby
League World Cup in the UK.
The trial against their police coun-
terparts was held at St Mary’s Stadium
in western Sydney on April 17.
Police held off a fast-finishing
CASRL team, 20-16, however coach-
ing staff were provided with plenty of
opportunities to view players and com-
binations before the UK tour.
CASRL coach WO2 Brian Jones
said his side performed superbly and
almost every player received points in
the players’ player award.
“This game was extremely physical;
in fact the tackles and defensive colli-
sions were some of the hardest I have
seen in any game,” WO2 Jones said.
In perfect conditions, the opening
exchanges were physical with numer-
ous attacking raids being repelled,
highlighted by a superb individual
effort by LAC Sean Colville in making
a try-saving tackle.
Police opened the scoring after an
apparent knock-on was missed by the
referee and CASRL trailed 6-0.
That soon ballooned out to 12-0
after Police scored a soft try under the
posts and the CASRL side had trouble
Coach WO2 Jones stressed to his
players that they were well and truly in
the game at half-time, and this advice
came to fruition after just four minutes
when a superb cross field kick from
LAC Mitch Knowles saw LAC Colville
tap the ball back to SGT Zane Mitchell
who scored in the corner.
PTE Mahn Darley’s conversion
attempt sailed just wide of the uprights
and the score was now 12-4.
AB Phillip Samuelu was penalised
for a high shot and was sent from the
field, leaving the CASRL team with
only 12 players.
For the next 15 minutes, both teams
attacked and defended with determi-
nation and in the 60th minute, it was
the CASRL line that cracked and the
Police scored for a 16-4 lead.
The send-off and try seemed to
galvanise the CASRL team and in the
67th minute, PTE Keith Eshman broke
through the Police line and offloaded
to BDR Jarred Bassett who scored near
PTE Darley converted to make the
Three minutes later, BDR Bassett
darted out from dummy half and pro-
duced a sublime offload to TPR Jack
Blaine who scored.
The conversion by PTE Darley was
successful and the scores were locked
at 16-16 with 10 minutes to go.
Once again the attack and defence
from both teams was at its best, but
only having 12 players took its toll on
the CASRL team and the Police scored
in the corner to take the lead 20-16.
The last two minutes of the match
was played at a frenetic pace, but
CASRL was unable to capitalise.
Best for Army was TPR Blaine,
who was also voted players’ player,
BDR Bassett and CPL Pat Inskip.
Air Force’s best players were LACs
Knowles and Colville.
Trio step up
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