Manly pair Lui Siale and Scott Daruda and Parramatta winger Sosene Anesi will start for their respective Sydney clubs for the first time this weekend, in a bid to secure FxPro Super Rugby contracts for next season.
A 14-strong New South Wales contingent helped Australian Schoolboys post an overwhelming 70-13 victory over Tongan Schools at St. Mary’s Leagues Stadium on Saturday. As well as contributing five tries (including a hat trick to Lalakai Foketi), NSW representatives kicked a further 20 points, with Jake McIntyre and Tom Wilson converting every one of team’s 10 tries.
Sekope Kepu believes that Paddy Ryan’s selection in the Wallaby training squad announced today is a massive rap for the fellow HSBC Waratahs prop, who has only recently recovered from a foot injury.
The HSBC Waratahs’ hopes of an end of season rally were quashed tonight, as the Queensland Reds secured the bonus point win that sees them progress to the FxPro Super Rugby finals.
Around 300 rugby-mad NSW youngsters of all ages received a surprise audience with the HSBC Waratahs on Monday, when the team swapped its regular Moore Park training venue for Riverview.
He might be the youngest member of the Parkes Rugby Club Under 7s team but running out in front of 22,000 rugby fans on Saturday night didn’t faze Henry Rice.
This weekend, HSBC Waratahs winger Drew Mitchell will become the 25th Australian to celebrate his Super Rugby century.
Round 12 of the Shute Shield gets under way this Saturday (July 14) and for the next five rounds, the top six of Sydney University, Eastwood, Northern Suburbs, Manly, Southern Districts and Eastern Suburbs will battle it out.
The HSBC Waratahs have suffered another agonising defeat, going down to the Brumbies 15-19 despite outscoring their rivals by two tries to one.
Norths’ flyhalf Dave Harvey has helped his side take a gutsy win against a favoured Eastern Suburbs side, kicking four second half penalty goals in a tryless 12-6 win at Woollahra Oval.
HSBC Waratahs’ prop Sekope Kepu has been ruled out of tomorrow night’s FxPro Super Rugby match with the Brumbies due to a calf injury.