Rugby league dust up at Tindal

As pictures from past matches show, the players take the annual league game seriously.
As pictures from past matches show, the players take the annual league game seriously.

The Tindal RAAF Base will hold its annual Jason Ruhan rugby league match on Friday, August 31.

The base’s two main units, 17 Squadron and 75 Squadron, will face off with a women’s touch game as a curtain raiser.

The squadrons have played an annual league match since 2009.

In 2013, Cpl Jason Ruhan of 75 Squadron lost his battle with lymphoma.

He was a father of three boys, a husband to Kym Ruhan, and a passionate member of the local RAAF community.

Cpl Ruhan was a valued member of the squadron and the annual match is now held in his honour.

As with almost everything at Tindal, there will be a touch of aerial theatrics with the game trophies to be dropped to the ground at 5.30pm by both squadron chiefs via helicopter.

Katherine residents are invited to attend from 5pm.

A barbecue and drinks will be for sale with all proceeds going to the cancer council.

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