The ACT XV has belted the Royal Navy 83-0 in their first game of the International Defence Rugby Competition at Eastwood.
The Navy side had been in good form having beaten the Australian Federal Police by a sizable margin just a week earlier, but couldn’t match it with some of the ACT’s best players in a 13-0 try romp.
Brumbies Forwards Coach Laurie Fisher was impressed with the first up performance after just two training runs earlier in the week.
“It was a complete performance from the team, the forwards were very physical and the backs were able to capitalise on that dominance,” Fisher said.
“A lot of our guys were impressive and quite a few scored tries, but Rocky [Ilolahia] and Sokai [Tai] were both outstanding.
“In the backs Ben Johnson at fullback had a great game, but overall it was an encouraging performance from the entire team.
Tai and Johnson both grabbed hat-tricks and were joined by another seven try scorers.
The ACT XV’s next game will be against the British Army at Eastwood on 13 October.
Details of team selection for that match will be available of the Brumbies website at a later date.
ACT XV 83 (B Johnson 3, S Tai 3, R Miralmassi, R Iloahia, S McCarthy, B Mokutupu, M Breen, C Seutini, T Tamihere tries; S McCarthy 5, Mitch Connolly 4 cons) bt Royal Navy 0.
ACT XV v Royal Army
13 October, 2011
TG Millner Field, Eastwood