Despite the rain, 2600 NSW & ACT Juniors participated in the country’s biggest junior rugby tournament – the NSW Junior State Championships. The teams were joined on Finals Day by HSBC Waratahs Chris Alcock, Paddy Ryan, Damien Fitzpatrick, Greg Peterson, Lotu Taukeiaho and Nathan Trist who helped them prepare for their matches and were involved in the final presentations for each age group.
Each week throughout June, Dave Dennis reports from inside Qantas Wallaby camp as Australia contests Castrol EDGE Rugby Internationals against Scotland and Wales. In episode two, Dave shares his insights into his first win as a Wallaby in Saturday night's 27-19 victory over Wales at Brisbane's Suncorp Stadium, and the week leading into the second Test in Melbourne.
The Shute Shield returns this weekend (June 16) for round nine and is highlighted by the ABC TV game of the day between Eastern Suburbs and Sydney University at Woollarah Oval. The competition reaches the halfway point and is tighter than ever with only five points separating the top five sides. Due to the International Test window, a host of FxPro Super Rugby players will return to club rugby for the weekend which will provide some exciting rugby.
Sydney defeated the GrainCorp NSW Country Gold Cockatoos 26-13 in a fast-paced match at Concord Oval yesterday. An early lead to Country wasn't enough to stop Sydney from taking the honours for a second year running, as the class of their outside backs proved the difference in this year's annual fixture.
Each week throughout June, Dave Dennis reports from inside Qantas Wallaby camp as Australia contests Castrol EDGE Rugby Internationals against Scotland and Wales. In episode one, Dave shares his emotions at making his Test debut in last night’s 9-6 defeat to Scotland in the appalling wet and windy conditions of Newcastle’s Hunter Stadium.
Qantas Wallabies coach Robbie Deans has made eight changes to the starting line-up for Saturday night’s Test against Wales. The inclusion of five new forwards and three new backs increases the number of HSBC Waratahs in the starting XV to seven.
The annual Sydney v GrainCorp NSW Country Gold Cockatoos game is on this weekend (June 9) at Concord Oval and will showcase some of the best talent running around in the Shute Shield and NSW Country competitions.
NSW Suburban retained the Maher/Ross Cup last weekend by holding out the GrainCorp NSW Country Cockatoos 27-22 at Allianz Stadium.
Pledge your support to the Sydney Children’s Hospital in next Monday’s gold week telethon and you could find yourself chatting to HSBC Waratahs pair Nathan Trist and Tom Carter.
The Wallabies 2012 campaign got off to a less than ideal start last night as Australia went down to Scotland at a wet and wild Hunter Stadium in Newcastle.
Dave Dennis will finally earn his Test cap tomorrow night after being selected in the Wallabies side to face Scotland. A part of the 2009 and 2011 Spring Tours, the outstanding 27-year-old flanker was also involved in last year’s domestic training squad, performing impressively from No 8 in Australia’s record breaking 60-11 win over the Barbarians at Twickenham last November.
Underdogs Penrith have pulled off the biggest upset of the season, downing table-topping Southern Districts 24-20 in a wet encounter at Forshaw Rugby Park.
The HSBC Waratahs have slumped to a sixth successive defeat, conceding three second half tries to record a disappointing 33-12 defeat to the Hurricanes.
Benn Robinson has urged NSW to get behind their team as they prepare to host New Zealand rivals the Hurricanes in their final match at Allianz Stadium on Saturday night.