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Australian Army and British Army primed for battle

The final clash in the inaugural Army Tri-Nations Rugby League tournament will be played this afternoon at Purtell Park between the Australian Army and British Army. 

Australia beat New Zealand 24-6 in the first game of the tournament and the British Army beat New Zealand 24-18. 

Both teams will be firing with winner of the game to be crowed winner of the tournament. 

Australian Army Rugby League operations officer Daniel Bligh said he was confident the Australians, led by captain Joshua Malcomson and vice-captain Josh Calcagno, could get the job done.

The Australian Army squad.
The Australian Army squad.

"Of course we can beat them," Bligh said.

"There's massive confidence. The boys are definitely keen to get amongst it and get on the paddock. It's the culmination of a really good year for us. 

"It's a good opportunity for the boys to represent the Army."

Bligh said Australia's first game against New Zealand was tougher than the 24-6 score indicated and it really prepared the Australians for this afternoon's game. 

"The score definitely didn't reflect the game," Bligh said. 

"It was a lot closer. It was just a case of those half chances, we finished and they unfortunately didn't - well unfortunately for them."

Bligh said three Australian squad members - Lucas Turley, Beau Thompson and Luke Cummins - were likely to debut against the British Army today.

The British Army team during their jersey presentation.
The British Army team during their jersey presentation.

"We've got guys new to the squad, and potentially making their debut today, that just want to get out there - they don't care if it's for five minutes or 50," Bligh said.

"They just want to play footy for the Army."

Sponsored by the Gaythorne RSL and supported by the Queensland Rugby League and West Brisbane Junior Rugby League Football Club, the final game kicks off at 4pm. 

Entry is free and canteen facilities will be available.