RUGBY – NATO LIONS ON RAMPAGE NATO Lions remain on the rampage with a 19 – 5 victory over local Italian team, Cus Napoli. The lions dominated the play during the first three quarters of the game, playing fast and exciting rugby whilst demonstrating their powerful rucking and mauling skills coupled with superb handling and running from the backs. The lions looked unstoppable as Dick Calhaem, NATO Lions centre, opened the scoring with a break-away run giving them their first try. Craig Farrington, Vice Captain successfully converted the ball to take the lions to a 7 – 0 lead. Mike Dilone, alias Rhino, continued his try-scoring streak for the lions by scoring a quality try from a penalty, his sheer size and power proved too much for Cus Napoli to handle. By the third quarter the game’s temps was increasing and Cus Napoli were impressive in their defence. However, Patrick Kramer, lions wing, showed his flair and speed by making an impressive run down the wing to score a text book try, making it 19 – 0. In the final quarter, following several off the ball incidents, tempers started to flair and referee, Andrew Ebbens needed all his skill and diplomacy to keep control of the game. Cus Napoli launched a barrage of attacking plays, which severely tested the lion’s defence. Despite the Lions impressive defending Cus Napoli’s, Zarro Arturo, scored a well deserved try as they powered the ball over the lions try line. “Cus Napoli showed magnificent strength and determination but they could not deal with our pace of play” said Ryan Turnill, NATO Lions Captain. The Lion’s next match will be at Carney Park on 11th December at 1100, all supporters are welcome. For more information you can visit the NATO Lions website at or contact the NATO Lion’s Coach Marco Flumene at or Andrew Ebbens (0817212228) or email , alternatively just turn up for training at 1800 on Wednesdays at Carney Park. By Lt Craig Moran (NATO Lions Publicity Chair)