dominates rugby league team selections
11, No. 38, March 8, 2006
rugby league players have carried on from their thundering success
at the Combined Australian Services Rugby League (CASRL) Carnival
by dominating the selections for the ADF Rugby League team.
Pte Tim Johnson makes a determined play. Army is now at
the forefront in all areas of ADF Rugby League. Photo by
Cpl Rachel Ingram
2006 ADF Rugby League Team
Pte Chey Bird (31RQR)
Cpl Tim Johnson (4RAR)
Pte Mick Green (10FSB)
Sgt Brian Jones (3CSSB)
Cpl Bruce Gleeson (1RAR)
Cpl Shane Harden (44 MP Pl)
Pte Nick Mathews (4RAR)
Tpr Chris Heitte (A Sqn 5 Avn Regt)
Pte Patrick Inskip (3RAR)
Lt Jason Driscoll (10FSB)
Pte Brandon Leach (10FSB)
Pte Lewis Balcombe (ALTC)
Lt Nathan Ellis (1RAR)
Cpl Craig Nicholls (10FSB)
Cpl Adam Burke (1RAR)
Pte Dillon Foster (2RAR)
AB Jackson Cross
AB Peter Coates (HMAS Waterhen)
AB Greg Shankland
AB Damien Tenaka
LAC Anthony Hopkin
LAC Matt Proberts
Cpl Chris Kluft (1 Sqn)
Cpl Aaron power (DFRSQ)
LAC Grant Reibel (322 CSS)
LAC Drew McEniery
Of the 27 players selected for the ADF squad, 16 of them are from
the Army side.
CASRL Association President WO1 Grahame Cavanough said plans were
being made for the ADF team to play at least two matches against
the British Defence Force Rugby League team visiting Australia from
At this stage we will be playing one Test against them in
Sydney at a venue to be advised in April, before an NRL match. The
intent is to play another game as a curtain raiser prior to a Kangaroos
Test match in Brisbane, he said.
This is all depends on whether the British side is able to
change their tour dates. If they cant do this we will play
two Test matches in Sydney.
The last time the two teams met was in 2003 when Britain defeated
the ADF team 7-6.
We are expecting a good tussle and it will be good to have
them out here, WO1 Cavanough said.
The ADF team will also go to Adelaide to play in the Affiliated
States Carnival between June 10-12.
This competition includes civilian state teams with a combined
Queensland/NSW police side, WO1 Cavanough said. We are
fielding a fairly strong side, and we will be very competitive.