Rugby League prepare for the finale of their tour down under

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Royal Navy Rugby League's Australian adventure reaches a climax on Friday when the Brothers clash with the Royal Australian Navy Tridents.

In what is expected to be a thrilling display of athleticism and pride, the Australian Navy Rugby League (NRL) ‘Tridents’ are set to face off against the formidable Royal Navy on April 26th.

This highly anticipated match promises to deliver an evening of intense competition and camaraderie, showcasing the best of military sportsmanship on the Rugby League field, making it a showdown not to be missed.

In the climax of the Royal Navy Rugby League's (RNRL) Australian adventure, the Brother's clash with the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Tridents. This match will be a curtain raiser for the big NRL fixture between the Manly Sea Eagles and the Parramatta Eels and is part of the Australian national Anzac Day commemorations.

The Manly club are expecting a full house with gates opening at 5:15 (local) ahead of the RAN v RN kick off time of 5:45. This is going to be some occasion and a big crowd is expected to be in the 4 Pines to make the most of this unique occasion.

It is the eight time the two sides have met since the first meeting in 2002. RNRL have four wins to the RAN's three so it all to play for. The ‘home’ side has proved victorious over the years however the Brothers are determined to change this and maintain the recent dominance of the fixture with the three wins in England in 2018.

Yesterday was a day of vastly different emotions for the tour party, first up was an early ‘call the hands’ to attend the Randwick ANZAC day dawn service of commemoration at Coogee Bay. A very emotional service was followed by a celebration of the lives of those ANZAC servicemen and women lost in conflict sine 1915.

To round off a very memorable day, the lads were invited to the ANZAC day NRL game between Sydney Roosters and St George Illawarra, a crowd of 40,000 saw the home side get a comfortable win over the Dragons.

It's back to the training pitch for the brothers today ahead of tomorrow's final match of the tour against the RAN Tridents. Coach CPO Darren Bamford has made his 20 strong team selection for the game and they are looking forward to a mighty clash between the two teams whose rivalry goes back to 2002.

The game kicks off at 08:45 UK Time and can be followed on the RNRL X, @RoyalNavyRL.