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April 2013


Braving the heavy rain and strong winds sweeping across Sydney, Southern Districts maintained a clean sheet, moving up to second position on the Shute Shield ladder after upsetting Warringah at home and recording a 14-13 win.

Two first half tries and a last-minute effort have lifted the HSBC Waratahs to an inspiring 25-20 home victory over Super Rugby’s defending champions.

Michael Cheika has backed Northern Suburbs winger Cam Crawford to make his HSBC Waratahs debut against Super Rugby’s defending champions the Chiefs in Sydney on Friday night.

The 2013 Laffo’s Long Lunch will take place at Tattersall’s Club on June 13. This year’s event is also the Official Reunion of the 1989 NSW squad that played the Lions and is open to NSW Waratahs supporters.

After disappointing losses in round two, Sydney University and Eastern Suburbs will be hungry for a win this Saturday, as they look to mend their positions on the 2013 Shute Shield Ladder. 

In this episode, Dave previews the team’s massive home clash with the Chiefs and what it will take to secure some valuable competition points to take on the road to Africa.

Rugby fans planning to attend the HSBC Waratahs next home game against the defending champions the Chiefs on Friday April 19 are being urged to plan their journeys early and leave the car at home.

The Galloping Greens have recorded their first win of the season, holding off a second half Parramatta resurgence to record an impressive 37-24 victory at Coogee Oval.

 Another bonus point win by Eastwood against Parramatta this weekend has seen them join Southern Districts at the top of the Shute Shield table.  Although the Rebels are undefeated in 2013, the Woodies’ six bonus points mean they join Souths on top with 26 points, six points clear of third-placed Manly.  


In this episode, Dave shares his plans for the bye weekend and looks forward to the start of a big month of rugby, kicking off against the defending champions next Friday.

Five HSBC Waratahs players will prepare for next Friday’s massive home clash against Super Rugby title holders the Chiefs by using this weekend’s bye to challenge some of the greatest names in world surfing.

One of Australia’s first choice hookers and a favourite with NSW fans, Tatafu Polota-Nau will pull on the light blue of Parramatta for the first time in nearly three years this Saturday when the Western Sydney side take on Randwick in the ABC game of the week. Spectators at Manly Oval also look set for a treat, thanks to the expected appearance of fellow NSW hardman, Wycliff Palu, who is set to make an impact from the Manly bench as he too bids to bag some bye week game time.

 The opening round of the Shute Shield season has seen some heavy losses and hard, ground out victories as was witnessed in the opening match between Eastwood and Southern Districts the ABC TV match.

It was a scintillating seven-try match but the HSBC Waratahs will leave Wellington disappointed tonight, after a sensational second-half home side performance, led by Hurricanes wing Julian Savea, put the game out of reach and prevented NSW from picking up two well-deserved bonus points

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