Port Adelaide Pirates Rugby Union Football Club hosted HMS Sutherland this afternoon in a friendly match while the navy team is in port.

In a match of thirds, Navy had the upper hand in the 2nd, but Port had the goods in the 1st and 3rd thirds.

Ultimately Port took the victory, showing a promising spark amongst the squad leading into pre-season. An exchange of plaques, dinner and boat races in the club after the game for all players, families, friends and spectators was enjoyed by all.

Many thanks the HMS Sutherland for the match and the local community who turned out to watch this feature match.