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By LCpl Mark Doran
IN A male-dominated sport, it was
the women who proved the big-
gest opposition for WO2 Russell
Teale, 1RAR, when he competed
in the National Rifle Association's
(NRA) National Rifle Metallic
Silhouette Championships in
Pennsylvania from August 5-13.
Winning a first place and trophy
in a hunting rifle match helped WO2
Teale gain a third overall aggregate
for A grade in the centerfire rifle
hunter competition, but the calibre of
the women surprised him.
"It was the ladies who knocked
us off our perches in most cases,"
WO2 Teale said. "There were five
women who had an average score
better than my personal best of 37/40
and would only miss one or two tar-
gets in a 40-shot match, which is
a significant improvement on the
standard of shooters in Australia."
The Sporting Shooters
Association of Australia (SSAA)
team, consisting of 2010 National
Silhouette Champion WO2 Teale,
previous world champion Anthony
Finn and David True also achieved
second in AAA Grade for Centerfire.
Rifle Metallic Silhouette (RMS)
originated in Mexico in the early
1950s and arrived in Australia in the
late 1970s. It requires competitors to
shoot different size animal silhou-
ettes made of plate steel from differ-
ent ranges -- the furthest being 500m.
The event is shot in the standing
unsupported position and no rests or
slings are allowed.
WO2 Teale said it was a highlight
competing against shooters from the
US, South Africa, Canada and the
home of RMS, Mexico.
His statistics from the nationals
placed him 20th in the open-class
rimfire rifle out of 134 competitors,
18th in the hunter-class rimfire rifle
out of 126 and he was graded in the
master class for both events.
Although he predominantly repre-
sented Australia for small-bore at the
nationals competition, WO2 Teale said
it was a good opportunity to compete
in the centerfire events as well.
"The best things about the
nationals were the camaraderie
within the Australian team and the
chance to represent Australia as part
of the SSAA," he said.
"The warmth of the NRA in their
competition and how they took us
under their wings was fantastic and
the support from my CO, Lt-Col
Andrew Hocking, meant I could be
in the US for the competition."
WO2 Teale uses an unmodi-
fied Tikka 7mm/08 for the center-
fire competitions and an unmodified
Anschutz .22 calibre for the rimfire.
Topped with Leupold optics, the
rifles are capable of fine scores in
the hands of an experienced shooter.
High calibre: WO2 Russell Teale, 1RAR, shows off the trophy he won at National Rifle Metallic Silhouette
Championships in Pennsylvania.
Photo by Maj Al Green
Australia will compete in Pool A
against Tonga and the People's
Wednesday, October 5
T.G. Millner Field, Eastwood
1pm: Tonga Defence Services (TDS)
Sunday, October 9
Gala Game Day 3 at Viking Park,
Noon: China -- People's Liberation
October 13 at T.G.Millner Field and
October 16 at Viking Park,
October 18 at North Shore RFC,
October 22 at Auckland University
By LCpl Mark Doran
CHINESE whispers have it they're
quick and might surprise a few oppo-
nents with their techniques and tactics.
Tonga will be the first team to find
out when they play the first game
of the IDRC against the People's
Liberation Army (PLA) at noon on
October 1 at Viking Park in Canberra.
ASRU faces the Chinese at noon
on October 9 at the same venue in
the last of the pool games before the
Rugby is an official sport of the
PLA, with the Guangzhou PLA
Sports Institute playing in the Hong
The military promotes it as ideal
training and has a system of network-
ing from more than 1.6 million sol-
diers to find the right people of the
right size and speed.
Known in Chinese as "British-
style olive ball", the game has won
the backing of the country's top sport-
ing authorities and is encouraged by
rugby-mad PLA generals.
The growth of the sport has been
massive. For example, in 1991, there
were 30 registered players in China.
By 1996 there were more than 1000
The IDRC Competition Director,
Glenn Crosland, said having the
Chinese players in Australia was a
real diplomatic coup and would ena-
ble the ADF to advance its relation-
ship with the PLA.
"They are an unknown quantity,"
China an unknown
quantity in IDRC
Chinese whispers: The People's Liberation Army will compete in the
International Defence Rugby Competition next month.
he said. "We expect them to be physi-
cally strong and fit.
China became affiliated with the
International Rugby Board in 1997
and is ranked 40th in the world,
ahead of Madagascar and just behind
ASRU plays Tonga in its first game
in Sydney on October 5 and then plays
China at Viking Park in Canberra on
Imagine the future of rugby if the
world's most populated country gets
behind this game and what will hap-
pen in the 2015 World Cup.
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